In the mid-1950s, when Ione and Emmott Chase broke ground on a parcel of former logging land, their intent was simply to build a place to retire in the western Washington terrain they’d known and loved all their lives. They never thought it would become a celebrated public garden, but the 4.5 acres they referred to as their “yard” now welcomes visitors from April through October and has been identified as an outstanding example of regional modernist design that’s well worth preserving.
The Hersonswood nursery garden has been sold to the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, which had its ancestral land on the garden's property. The tribe will preserve the historic gardens and educate the members and public about native plants.
The first trees were just planted in Beacon Food Forest, a forager-friendly garden in Seattle. With a projected seven acres of fruits, nuts, and vegetables, it will be the nation's largest public edible landscape.
The re-imagined Garden Design Magazine employs compelling photography, captivating stories, and a striking design. Beloved and collected by avid readers for 32 years, the magazine, which will print quarterly, has a fresh aesthetic, more pages and is advertisement-free, making it more akin to a “book-azine.”
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