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Spring 2004 | Volume 26, Number 6 | Campus
SPU Hosts Second-Annual Queen Anne and Magnolia Garden Tour on June 5

GARDEN ENTHUSIASTS, MARK your calendars. After the success of last year’s sold-out event, Seattle Pacific University will kick off the second-annual Queen Anne and Magnolia Garden Tour on Saturday, June 5.

The full day of gardening inspiration begins on campus at 10 a.m. with a lecture by Seattle Post-Intelligencer columnist Marty Wingate titled “Small Garden Design: Making the Most of Every Square Inch.” Afterward, participants are invited to join Seattle Pacific’s head gardener, Jeff Daley, for a tour of the University’s award-winning gardens and arboretum — including an exclusive viewing of SPU’s new Science Building’s high-tech, top-floor greenhouse.

From there, the tour moves to select residential gardens in Magnolia and on Queen Anne Hill, where several in-garden musical presentations will be held courtesy of Seattle Pacific musicians. In addition, one garden in Magnolia and another on Queen Anne Hill will feature complimentary coffee and cookies from Starbucks Coffee and Cascadia Restaurant.

At 2 p.m., Seattle-area garden writer and editor Debra Prinzing ’81 will bring the event to a close with the lecture “Finding God in the Garden.”

Last’s year’s keynote presenter, garden writer Marianne Binetti, had this to say about the event: “Of all the garden tours I’ve attended, this one was the best value for the price of the ticket.”

Tickets for the event are $15 per person, $25 with van service on a space-available basis. To register, visit, or call 206/281-2138. Tickets may also be purchased at the following Seattle-area nurseries: Fremont Gardens, Magnolia Garden Center, Ravenna Gardens and Swansons Nursery.

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