GARDEN TOUR DESCRIPTIONS
1. High Point Bee Garden
SW Graham St and 32nd Ave SW
View an active bee hive! Learn a bit about bees and plants that attract them.
2. Adrianna and Gloria Ruiz
3004 SW Barton
A lovely yard with hanging baskets, perennials and pots.
3. TR Robison
9842 22nd Ave SW
Check out the yard art, especially the baby grand piano with the stained glass keyboard.
Gardenias, lavender, honeysuckle, Daphne’s, hydrangeas are among the beautiful plants that are found here.
4. Mark Wilbur
10237 20th Ave SW
Small space gardening. Statues accompany you along the pathways with scents of roses, daphne’s and lavender.
5. Taylor Cox
411 SW 102nd St
Perennials replace grass in the front of the home…in back you’ll find the Sangria Garden!
Fruit trees, bushes and a shady rest stop.
6. White Center Food Bank
10829 8th Ave SW
Drop off a can of food! Browse through their raised bed garden of vegetables and herbs. All food grown helps to feed their clients.
7. Clinton Bamboo Nursery
12260 1st Ave S.
You will find much more than bamboo! Cattails, grasses, hellebore and much, much more. Fall in love with this nursery like I did! Family owned-locally grown.
8. Burien P-Patch
437 SW 144th St.
Drop by this wonderful P-Patch, find out how they work and how to start one in your own neighborhood!
9. McLendon’s Hardware
16th Ave SW and SW 102nd St
Your final destination! Once you’ve completed the tour, stop by the White Center Jubilee Days hot dog stand and get a bite to eat. Enter in your favorite garden and enter in a raffle for a cool prize for yourself!
Do a bit of shopping and find just the right plant to complete your own wonderful garden!
History of the Tour
In 2014, the White Center Home Garden Tour will celebrate its 20th 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.
If you are interested in showing off your own gorgeous garden please email us: