Gardening in the Pacific Northwest is full of challenges and opportunities. With plenty of rain and rich soil, gardeners in Washington and Oregon can grow lush plants without a struggle. However, they must also contend with a shortage of sunny days. Check out the gardens below to see excellent examples of what is possible in Seattle, Portland and beyond.
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My Garden: Call Of The WildA weekend home in the high desert of central Oregon features a several-acre garden with a formal perspective.
The Plant Hunter's RetreatThe private garden of master collector, and founder of the cultishly adored Heronswood Nursery, Dan Hinkley.
Earth Meets Art in SeattleSeattle's Olympic Sculpture Park is a sophisticated urban green space featuring 80,000 mostly Northwest plants.
Lakewold: A Garden for All SeasonsWhether you visit Lakewold Gardens in the dead of winter or the peak of summer, this Pacific Northwest horticultural haven offers beautiful blooms and hidden discoveries during every season.
Seattle Garden Unites a Melting Pot of StylesDescribed by visitors as “serene, peaceful, and relaxing,” Tatyana Searcy’s lush half-acre garden, located on a peninsula west of Seattle across the Puget Sound, belies its rocky beginnings.