Celebrating the beauty
of the Pacific Northwest
Wouldn't it be wonderful to visit a place that had a large variety of plants, labeled and growing with compatible plants; a place that you could go to for inspiration for your own garden? And wouldn't it be great if you didn't have to fight traffic to get there? Well, have we got news for you! Right here in Snohomish County such a place exists. It's called the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens. The facility is open daily year round from dawn to dusk free of charge.
Founded in 1963, it is tucked into the West side of Everett's Legion Park and remains undiscovered to many county residents. It is now enjoying a resurgence of interest with the regional fascination in landscaping and gardening. the Arboretum is ready to offer not only ideas pertinent to today’s home gardener, but the relaxed enjoyment of a peaceful, beautiful setting.
We seem not to be limited by imagination, but by funds and hands-on support. This is where you can really help! Consider volunteering on one or more of the eight work days each year. No gardening experience required, just your enthusiasm.
THE PRESIDENT'S CORNER
Libbie Soden, Evergreen Arboretum President
I'm honored to be the very new President of EA&G. The first few months will be a learning experience for me as I work at understanding all
the processes and projects that are in progress. It's an exciting time of year to start a new 'job.' Spring is here and so is the busy time
for all our volunteers. Members are working hard on so many projects that it is hard to keep tabs on everything, but what I have seen is
mpressive. Plus, what I like the best is that everyone involved seems to be having a good time.
I'm sure I've missed something! Please give me a call or an email with your plans and projects. And again, I'm delighted to be your new President! I look forward to hearing from you soon.
- Plant Sale on Saturday, June 23; preparation is well underway, and includes
- Work parties that occur weekly on Thursday mornings from May 3rd until the actual sale on June 23rd.
- Raffle items (10 of them this year) are assembled and tickets are being sold at a number of events and meetings. (Please help support the Arboretum by purchasing and selling these tickets!)
- Flyers for the plant sale have been developed and are being distributed.
- Everett Home and Garden Show booth was staffed for 3 days in March, and a Saturday event at Sunnyside Nursery was staffed; an opportunity to talk to the public about the Arboretum, encourage memberships and sell raffle tickets.
- Sorticulture, June 8,9, and 10- EA&G will again staff a booth for 3 days.
- Plans are being completed for the actual 50th Anniversary of the Arboretum in 2013
- Monthly Classes: these are continuing and well attended. Next up is Mother's Day baskets on May 12, followed by Gardening with Natives on May 19. Call 425-257-8597 to register.
- Monthly Work Parties at the Arboretum are continuing. Next work party May 19
- Design Projects
- Design Project for 'south triangle: Many of our board members are participating in a design process with University of Washington Landscape Architecture Professor Iain Robertson and two students who are helping us develop a design for the south 'triangle' area of the Arboretum. This has been an exciting opportunity for members to have a real voice in how that area will function, resulting in a professionally done landscape design.
- Re-Design: Work is continuing on a re-design