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Skagit County: Discover the Skagit County Display Gardens Open House and Plant Sale

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mt. Vernon Discovery Garden sculpture.Explore 8 acres of gardens at one location in Skagit Valley, and shop for your favorite plants at the same time!

The three gardens are co-located on the grounds of Washington State University (WSU) Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center (NWREC) in Mount Vernon, WA (map).

Skagit County WSU Extension Master Gardener Discovery Garden features 30 themed garden rooms on 1.5 acres with ADA accessible paths and educational displays.

Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation (NW Fruit) has 6 acres of fruit trees and berries suited for our climate with informative signage and espaliers. Tour the Antique Apple Collection in the orchard’s inner oval or Tour the entire orchard. Ask about pruning and thinning of fruit

Salal Native Plant Garden is a half-acre oasis of native plants in a shady natural habitat. Docents available for tours and to answer questions.

Talk with the volunteers who maintain the gardens to learn more about the gardens and gardening. See plants chosen to perform well in the Pacific Northwest. Learn about effective garden practices, soil health, composting, pollinators, fruit tree pruning, native plants, weed identification, and more. Bring your family and friends.

Annually, on the last Saturday of June, the gardens host an open house where visitors are welcomed to spend a day with the volunteers who maintain the gardens to learn more about the gardens and gardening.

Details

Date:
June 29
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.skagitmg.org/home/events/openhouse/

Venue

Discovery Garden
16650 State Route 536 Memorial Hwy
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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