Did you know that Seattle has its own play garden dedicated to enriching the lives of kids with varying abilities? The lively space at 1740 23rd Avenue South (between South Grand and South Massachusetts) is a safe and supportive environment for kids to immerse themselves in nature, grow vegetables, learn to cook (now a new kitchen has been completed). The PlayGarden accommodates children with special needs as well as typically developing children, so it's a perfect spot for families to hang out. Programs encourage kids to develop their cognitive, motor and social skills, and just to enjoy being outdoors.
This Saturday evening, May 22 from 5-9 p.m., the Northwest Horticultural Society is throwing a party and auction to support the PlayGarden and you're invited. There'll be food and wine, garden celebs galore, and some very desirable, one-of-a-kind auction items, such as: a tour and lunch at Dan Hinkley's private garden, wine in Ciscoe Morris's garden, a custom built chicken coop from Ravenna Gardens....and much more.The event will be held at the Center for Urban Horticulture; tickets price is $65, call 206-227-5458 or check out the Seattle Children's PlayGarden website for more information.