| 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 www.spu.edu/gardentour, 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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