Here some ideas to help you plan a great gardening weekend. I can’t, however, help you choose between them.
Everett Gardens of Merit Tour. This is a great gardening event, featuring six private gardens. It goes without saying all the gardens are cool. The self-guided tour is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There is an associated plant sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the arboretum at 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett.
Tickets are $10 and are available at J. Matheson and Pacific Stone Co. in Everett; Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville; Emery’s Garden in Lynnwood; and at the arboretum on the day of the tour. For more information, call the arboretum’s message line at 425-257-8597 with questions or visit the Web site. You can also read Sarah’s story and get a sneak peak of one of the gardens.
Camano Island Backyard Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Camano Island. The tour is free. Pick up maps at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 E. Camano Drive. For info call 360-387-1615. You can also read The Herald’s story about the event.
Whidbey Island Garden Tour. Yet another chance to get some inspiration from other gardeners’ work, while enjoying the beauty of Whidbey Island. The tour is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Learn more about it at their Web site.