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The Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden, tucked away in a quiet suburb of Seattle, was carved out of native woodland on a rocky slope overlooking Puget Sound.

 

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. 
Local native plants steal the show from a world-class collection of sculpture in the new park transforming Seattle’s shoreline.

 

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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.
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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. 
Get a glimpse of one of the world’s largest collections of rhodies at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way, Washington.
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Discover the special virtues of species rhododendrons at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way, Washington.
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Tina Dixon's landscape is designed with a harmonious blue-hued palette, which shows off art, architecture and plants
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