Spent enough time poking around other people's gardens? I thought not....Here's your chance....
This year's "Symphony of Gardens" is offering access to some really spectacular properties. Live music is, appropriately, part of the Sunday, June 29th tour, held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open gardens, including three I've written about for the Seattle Times, include the Hunts Point garden belonging to longtime Sunset editor Nancy Davidson Short.
The Kirkland garden, pictured below, was designed by landscape architect David Pfeiffer. It's an elegant mix of edibles and ornamentals, with arbors, golden gravel and spectacular stone work.
There will be three gardens held open including the two above; one more in Kirkland, one in Medina and one in Clyde Hill. Descriptions and driving directions come with the tickets.
Tickets ($25 each) can be purchased directly from Wells Medina Nursery or Sky Nursery through the day of the tour. Advance purchases can be made through brownpapertickets.com (enter "Symphony of Gardens as the event), or by phoning 425-746-4148. Music will be played in all the gardens between 1 and 2 p.m.....
Here's a glimpse into a couple of the featured gardens, very different from each other. Isn't strolling the paths of someone else's garden, knowing full well all the work that went into making it so beautiful, one of the delights of high summer?