Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden


One of the most popular public gardens in Puget Sound, the Snohomish Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, is under renovation, but open and we invite you to visit and watch our progress. There is already much to learn from the initial plantings, including plant pairing, the use of horizontal and vertical plantings, shrubs and plants for every season. As the work continues, you will see layers of color emerge in the form of both flowers and foliage. We are committed to public education at every stage of the garden development and encourage groups and individuals to take the Arboretum tour.
  • Tulip 'Gudoshnik' is a Giant Darwin Hybrid that stands almost 24 inches tall, and blooms in April for three to four weeks.
  • The Bartzella Peony is an Itoh variety and blooms in early spring.
  • Peony Cora Louise is an Itoh variety that when mature will have approximately 50 blooms. It blooms in late spring and gets to be about 3 feet tall.
  • The Chilean blue potato bush has also been called a vine. It is an evergreen bush with flowers that bloom from March through November, and it's botanical name is Solanum Crispum Glasnevin. Grows quickly to 12 feet tall.
  • The season for Gunnera manicata is April until frost. Gunnera manicata is also known as 'Dinosaur Food' due to its ancient appearance of tough spiked leaves that can grow to 4 feet across. It emerges in April and lasts until frost.
  • HYDRANGEA TREE 'VANILLA STRAWBERRY ' has a unique tri-tone color palette and it was bred as a small tree versus the typical hydrangea shrub.
  • Salex Integra 'Hakuro Nishiki is known as a Japanese dappled willow. It is actually a semi deciduous shrub that matures at 15 feet. Gorgeous pink stems hold white, pink and green leaves during spring, summer and fall..
  • Columbines bloom from April until fall. Aquelligia (columbine) is seen in many colors and shapes, blooming from April until fall.
  • Columbines bloom from April until fall. Aquelligia (columbine) is seen in many colors and shapes, blooming from April until fall.
  • Rose 'Magic Celebration" is a very large flowered rose by the British rose hybridizer David Austin
  • Sorbaria Sem A multi-colored shrub with fern-like foliage in the spring and white plumes in the summer. The leaves turn red-orange in the fall.
  • A late summer view of the border features annuals mixed with dahlias, roses and hydrangeas.
  • Nerine bowdenii or the Nerine Lily has also been called 'Naked Lady', and provides a touch of pink to the late season garden.
  • Insect Hotel - Homemade especially for the Arboretum by a local Master Gardener. The hotel provides shelter for insects and promotes pollination.

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