Garden Gala

September, 3, 2014

I’m ignoring the fact that this morning I detected a hint of gloomy skies. I’m making the most of every last ray of summer sunshine!

Garden A

Before the summer flowers began to fade, I got to attend a garden party for everyone who volunteered at the Pacific Northwest Flower & Garden Show.

Garden B

I’ve been fascinated by flowers ever since I can remember. When I was twelve, I began creating my own garden and won the Golden Scoop Award in the Pacific Northwest Competition for Home Gardeners.

Here I am planting my first tree.

Garden C

And here’s my garden four years later. Can you find that tree?!

9-3-14 D

From that moment on, I’ve never looked back on my love for nature. I’ve been an Arboretum Foundation volunteer for over a decade, and admired all the horticulture experts I’ve been privileged to meet there.

9-3-14 G

This event was held at an impressive University of Washington farm, which is run by students. The produce grown there is served at campus eateries.

Garden F

We got to taste some of the students’ harvest at the volunteer-appreciation party.

Garden G

I came early to enjoy a farm tour and snap pics.

Garden H

This haven is nestled in the bustling city of Seattle, but the tranquility of the landscape makes it feel like a rural island insulated from the metropolis.

Garden I

I never wanted to return to the real world again…which is probably why I lingered taking so many pictures. Something about this beautiful scenery makes a girl pose happy:)

9-3-14 F

Thank you, Arboretum Foundation, for hosting this event and supporting 230 acres of natural beauty.

Garden K

I couldn’t leave without making a wish at the well:)


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