Home Garden Tour
Sunday, June 15th, 2012
Free Event and Gardening Event
The Eighteenth Annual White Center Home Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, July 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The self-guided tour of home and community gardens is completely free-of-charge and open to everyone, thanks to our faithful sponsors: Mighty House Construction, Urban Land Army, Shouthgate Roller Rink, Village Green Perennial Nursery, Liberty Bell printing, Zippy’s burgers , Hendrikus Organics, Big Al’s Brewery, Clean Air Lawn Care, Devonshire Landscapes, Bird on a Wire espresso, Center Studio, Community School of West Seattle, Proletariat Pizza, and Menrva Labs. Free maps will be available in the White Center area at the White Center Community Development Association, the King County Library in White Center, the White Center Chamber of Commerce and local businesses, and can be downloaded from our website, after June 30th. To obtain additional information, or to receive a tour map by mail, call 206.767.7735 or email vjvillagegreen7@
History of the Tour
In 2012, the White Center Home Garden Tour will celebrate its 18th Anniversary. What started in 1993 as a small, spontaneous effort to build a more positive community image and encourage neighborhood activism which has, over the years, brought this small, Southwest Seattle community together around gardening and introduced more than 10,000 people from across the region to all that White Center offers. Because the gardens we feature are rarely repeated, we have introduced well over 100 fascinating and varied gardens, and gardeners, to our residents and visitors, who spend a special day getting to know one another and gathering a wealth of information on botany, horticulture and garden design. Thanks to its low-key, grassroots nature, the White Center Garden Tour has become a favorite perennial event that is widely anticipated year after year. Because it is free of charge, the White Center Garden Tour attracts many families and gardeners with limited budgets.
What’s New This Year?
The date of the tour is earlier this year. Many gardeners suggested that an earlier date would be more convenient, and more manageable given summer holiday schedules and weather conditions. In keeping with tradition, the 2012 White Center Garden Tour will feature several distinctive garden sites reflecting a wide range of approaches to gardening. As always, the tour features a number of residential gardens, but also includes a small enterprise garden and a community gardening project.
Our tour currently consists of some beautiful gardens, but we are looking for more. Please contact Vera Johnson or Jenn Dowell for more information.