In lieu of a regular Montlake Garden Tour this summer, people may visit two large Montlake Gardens this Summer Solstice weekend, featuring diverse edibles and ornamentals mingled together.
Saturday afternoon 1:00 to 5:00 visit Kari Olson’s garden at 1911 E Eaton Place. It is certified wildlife friendly.
The two gardens are a few blocks apart, but notably unlike one another. Both hosts welcome beginners and pros alike. Hundreds of plants, from common to rare, are labeled with both common and scientific names. Free refreshments are provided. You may get to see some baby LaMancha goats at the Jacobson Garden, though they will not be allowed to eat any rare plants. There is one “stump the expert plant” that if anyone can identify correctly, he or she gets a prize. If you seek more details, please see the website: www.ArthurLeeJ.com, or telephone 328-8733.