Upcoming events at member gardens

OCT
1

Garden School Workshop - date varies annually
Hardy Plant Society of Oregon

OCT
2

Docent-led tour by appointment
Dunn Gardens

OCT
3

Docent-led tour by appointment
Dunn Garden

OCT
3

Docent-led tour by appointment
Dunn Gardens

OCT
4

Member open gardens - dates vary annually
Hardy Plant Society of Oregon

Pacific Northwest Gardens and Organizations


Welcome to the Garden Conservancy’s Northwest Network (GCNN) website. The GCNN is a member supported non-profit association of Pacific Northwest gardens and horticultural organizations dedicated to preserving historic green spaces, opening exceptional gardens for public enjoyment, and educating people about horticulture.

Through this website you will discover some of the Pacific Northwest’s most beautiful and unique gardens as well as regional horticultural organizations. Click on the garden links to connect directly to a garden’s official website, use the Map feature for directions to the garden you want to visit, or to determine the best travel route between gardens, and the Events Calendar page to help you to help you find which horticultural events you might attend and learn when to visit your favorite gardens for a special event, lecture, or class.

Listed below are the GCNN member gardens and horticultural organizations who have made this website possible. We hope you enjoy your visit!


Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue, WA

The Bellevue Botanical Garden displays the best plants and gardening practices for beautiful, healthy Northwest Gardens. The garden is free and open year-round, daily from dawn to dusk. Discover the joys of Northwest gardening as you stroll 53-acres of display gardens and native woodlands. Please call 425-452-2750 for more information.

Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, WA

The Bloedel Reserve is an internationally renowned public garden and forest preserve. The Reserve's 150 acres are a unique blend of natural woodlands and beautifully landscaped gardens, including a Japanese Garden, a Moss Garden, a Reflection Pool, and the founders' former estate home.

Chase Garden, Orting, WA

In 1960, Emmott and Ione Chase began to create their 4½-acre garden, which features a panoramic view of Mt. Rainier and a forest carpeted with wildflowers. From a Japanese-garden-inspired entrance landscape designed by Rex Zumwalt, paths meander through mixed shrub beds, a groundcover meadow, and shady fern border.

Dunn Gardens, Seattle, WA

The Dunn Gardens is a historic, Olmsted-designed site, developed 1915-1920. Plants range from diminutive trilliums to Douglas firs towering more than 150 feet. A Great Lawn, sweeping vistas, ponds, and woodland walks all respecting the genius of the place make the Dunn a peaceful garden to visit in any season.

Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden, Seattle, WA

Mission:
• To acquire, steward and disseminate new and unusual plants;
• To exhibit plants in sensitively arranged plantings that enable the qualities of the plants to be artfully displayed and the entire property to reflect high standards of design and maintenance;
• To demonstrate, by example, environmentally responsible horticulture.

Friends of the Conservatory, Seattle, WA

The Volunteer Park Conservatory was completed in 1912 by the City of Seattle. The Conservatory’s 5 glasshouses feature bromeliads, ferns, cacti, seasonal display plants, and an extensive orchid collection. The Friends of the Conservatory is the organization that operates the on-site gift shop and supports programs and events at the Conservatory.

Friends of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, Spokane, WA

Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection, Portland, OR

The Rogerson Clematis Collection Botanical Garden is a 1½-acre display garden that showcases North America’s most complete collection of the genus Clematis with over 1600 clematis plants, including 90 of the 300 clematis species. Clematis and companion plants are displayed in a variety of settings around a historic farmhouse at Lake Oswego’s Luscher Farm.

Hardy Plant Society of Oregon, Portland, OR

We sponsor workshops, lectures, study weekends, classes, publications, book sales, plant and garden art sales, trips and tours. We organize member gatherings and encourage member networking, support worthwhile community gardening projects through grants, sponsor plant and seed sales or exchanges, and encourage the preservation of special gardens of botanical, horticultural, or historic interest.

Lakewold Gardens, Lakewold, WA

Lakewold offers landscape architecture by Thomas Church, State Champion trees, over 900 rhododendrons, 30 Japanese maples, and stunning statuary. Rare and native plants surround the Georgian-style mansion where visitors can step back in time to an elegant past or enjoy a relaxing moment to contemplate the future.

Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Leach opened to the public in 1983 as a partnership between Leach Garden Friends and Portland Parks and Recreation. The core of our landmark Garden is the estate of John and Lilla Leach, botanical explorers who, in the 1930s, built the Manor House and began the garden with its more than 2,000 plant species.

Lord & Schryver Conservancy, Salem, OR

The mission of the Lord & Schryver Conservancy is to "preserve and interpret the legacy of Lord and Schryver to promote a greater understanding of their contribution to NW landscape architecture." We are in the process of acquiring their home garden. Since 2003 we have completed major projects including a rehabilitation of the historic gardens at Deepwood.

Milner Gardens and Woodland, Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada

Discover Milner Gardens, a one-of-a kind woodland estate and gardens nestled in the peace that only an old-growth forest can provide; a community oasis that rejuvenates the soul.
Take time to relax over a pot of tea and hot scones in the historic house.

Ohme Gardens, Wenatchee, WA

Ohme Gardens is a refreshing evergreen oasis in the heart of Washington State. Natural stone pathways traverse the 9-acre hillside garden, ushering visitors past breathtaking panoramic river, mountain and valley views, towering cedars and firs, lush foliage, mesmerizing waterfalls, and tranquil pools. It is a photographer's paradise.

PowellsWood, Federal Way, WA

Through careful attention to the soil conditions and water movement, PowellsWood, a Northwest garden located above Redondo Beach, provides the visitor with a beautiful pleasure garden grounded in an ethic of stewardship of the land. The results of these efforts are seven lush garden rooms rich with color and texture.

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, WA

Considered the largest species rhododendron collection in the world, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden inspires and educates visitors about the amazing botanical world. Enjoy 22 acres of woodland gardens including the Alpine, Pond, Victorian Fern Stumpery, and Blue Poppy Meadow Gardens plus the Rutherford Conservatory, Garden Gift Shop, and Nursery.

Seattle Chinese Garden, Seattle, WA

Knowing Spring Courtyard and Pine and Plum Pavilion are the first structures in this Sichuan-style garden. Built by master artisans from China, they feature the essential elements of traditional architecture, stone, water, and plants native to China. Come explore this vision for the harmonious integration of nature and culture.

Soos Creek Botanical Garden, Auburn, WA

Soos Creek Botanical Garden was developed to be a stroll garden inspired by English and Japanese gardens. Highlights of this mature 22 acre garden are two opposing mixed borders extending over 400 feet, kalmias, rhododendrons, roses, peonies, fuchsias, and Pacific Northwest native plants.

South Seattle Community College Arboretum , Seattle, WA

The Arboretum at South Seattle Community College is five acres of gardens in West Seattle that provide students with hands-on learning, year-round.
Open every day, it's also a sustainably-managed urban retreat that extends the City's wildlife habitat. "The Arb" is a best-kept secret in West Seattle.

Streissguth Gardens, Seattle, WA

Nestled on a hillside in the center of a major city, with a stunning view of Lake Union, this garden is a moment of green and natural calm in an otherwise hectic urban environment. Accessed via the bordering pedestrian staircase, this woodland gem is laced with meandering paths and year-round flowers.

Tacoma Metro Parks, Tacoma, WA

Yakima Area Arboretum, Yakima, WA

Established in 1967, the Yakima Area Arboretum is Central Washington's premiere plant museum. It features over 1,000 labeled specimens on 46 acres managed as collections, display gardens and natural areas. The Arboretum seeks to inspire people of all ages to discover and connect with nature through a diverse collection of Inland Northwest plants.

Website

The Bellevue Botanical Garden displays the best plants and gardening practices for beautiful, healthy Northwest gardens. The garden is free and open year-round daily, from dawn to dusk. Discover the joys of Northwest gardening as you stroll 53 acres of display gardens and native woodlands. Please call 425-452-2750 for more information.

Website

The Bloedel Reserve is an internationally renowned public garden and forest preserve. The Reserve's 150 acres are a unique blend of natural woodlands and beautifully landscaped gardens, including a Japanese Garden, a Moss Garden, a Reflection Pool, and the founders' former estate home.

Website

In 1960, Emmott and Ione Chase began to create their 4½-acre garden, which features a panoramic view of Mt. Rainier and a forest carpeted with wildflowers. From the Japanese-garden-inspired entrance landscape designed by Rex Zumwalt, paths meander through mixed shrub beds, a groundcover meadow, and shady fern border.

Website

The Dunn Gardens is a historic, Olmsted-designed site, developed 1915-1920. Plants range from diminutive trilliums to Douglas firs towering more than 150 feet. A Great Lawn, sweeping vistas, ponds, and woodland walks all respecting the genius of the place make the Dunn a peaceful garden to visit in any season.

Website

Mission:
• To acquire, steward and disseminate new and unusual plants;
• To exhibit plants in sensitively arranged plantings that enable the qualities of the plants to be artfully displayed and the entire property to reflect high standards of design and maintenance;
• To demonstrate, by example, environmentally responsible horticulture.

Website

The Volunteer Park Conservatory was completed in 1912 by the City of Seattle. The Conservatory’s five glasshouses feature bromeliads, ferns, cacti, seasonal display plants, and an extensive orchid collection. The Friends of the Conservatory is the organization that operates the on-site gift shop and supports programs and events at the Conservatory.

Website

The Rogerson Clematis Collection Botanical Garden is a 1½-acre display garden that showcases North America’s most complete collection of the genus Clematis with over 1600 clematis plants, including 90 of the 300 clematis species. Clematis and companion plants are displayed in a variety of settings around a historic farmhouse at Lake Oswego’s Luscher Farm.

Website

We sponsor workshops, lectures, study weekends, classes, publications, book sales, plant and garden art sales, trips and tours. We organize member gatherings and encourage member networking, support worthwhile community gardening projects through grants, sponsor plant and seed sales or exchanges, and encourage the preservation of special gardens of botanical, horticultural, or historic interest.

Website

Lakewold offers landscape architecture by Thomas Church, State Champion trees, over 900 rhododendrons, 30 Japanese maples and stunning statuary. Rare and native plants surround the Georgian-style mansion where visitors can step back in time to an elegant past or enjoy a relaxing moment to contemplate the future.

Website

Leach opened to the public in 1983 as a partnership between Leach Garden Friends and Portland Parks and Recreation. The core of our landmark Garden is the estate of John and Lilla Leach, botanical explorers who, in the 1930s, built the Manor House and began the garden with its more than 2,000 plant species.

Website

The mission of the Lord & Schryver Conservancy is to "preserve and interpret the legacy of Lord and Schryver to promote a greater understanding of their contribution to NW landscape architecture." We are in the process of acquiring their home garden. Since 2003 we have completed major projects including a rehabilitation of the historic gardens at Deepwood.

Website

Discover Milner Gardens, a one-of-a kind woodland estate and gardens nestled in the peace that only an old-growth forest can provide; a community oasis that rejuvenates the soul.
Take time to relax over a pot of tea and hot scones in the historic house.

Website

Ohme Gardens is a refreshing evergreen oasis in the heart of Washington State. Natural stone pathways traverse the 9-acre hillside garden, ushering visitors past breathtaking panoramic river, mountain and valley views, towering cedars and firs, lush foliage, mesmerizing waterfalls, and tranquil pools. It is a photographer's paradise.

Website

Through careful attention to the soil conditions and water movement, PowellsWood, a Northwest Garden located above Redondo Beach, provides the visitor with a beautiful pleasure garden grounded in an ethic of stewardship of the land. The results of these efforts are seven lush garden rooms rich with color and texture.

Website

Considered the largest species rhododendron collection in the world, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden inspires and educates visitors about the amazing botanical world. Enjoy 22 acres of woodland gardens including the Alpine, Pond, Victorian Fern Stumpery, and Blue Poppy Meadow Gardens plus the Rutherford Conservatory, Garden Gift Shop, and Nursery.

Website

Knowing Spring Courtyard and Pine and Plum Pavilion are the first structures in this Sichuan style garden. Built by master artisans from China, they feature the essential elements of traditional architecture, stone, water, and plants native to China. Come explore this vision for the harmonious integration of nature and culture.

Website

Soos Creek Botanical Garden was developed to be a stroll garden inspired by English and Japanese gardens. Highlights of this mature 22-acre garden are two opposing mixed borders extending over 400 feet, kalmias, rhododendrons, roses, peonies, fuchsias, and Pacific Northwest native plants.

Website

The Arboretum at South Seattle Community College is five acres of gardens in West Seattle that provide students with hands-on learning, year-round.
Open every day, it's also a sustainably managed urban retreat that extends the City's wildlife habitat. "The Arb" is a best-kept secret in West Seattle.

Website

Nestled on a hillside in the center of a major city, with a stunning view of Lake Union, this garden is a moment of green and natural calm in an otherwise hectic urban environment. Accessed via the bordering pedestrian staircase, the woodland gem is laced with meandering paths and year-round flowers.

Website

Established in 1967, the Yakima Area Arboretum is Central Washington's premiere plant museum. It features over 1,000 labeled specimens on 46 acres managed as collections, display gardens, and natural areas. The Arboretum seeks to inspire people of all ages to discover and connect with nature through a diverse collection of Inland Northwest plants.

 


Last update: 4 January, 2014