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Garden Tour is Coming

Summer’s on the way and so the 21st Annual Vashon Island Garden - opportunity to stroll through six beautiful private Island gardens, view (and purchase!) original garden art, hear live music by local musicians and pick up gifts for your favorite garden lovers. Get inspired for your own garden and take home practical tips from informative seminars- included in Tour ticket. Celebrated Vashon garden designer and horticulturalist Jonathan Morse, presents Creating Space in the Garden: Design Techniques with Hardscape and Flora at Blue Heron Art Center, 11 am to noon, Saturday and Sunday. Consulting Rosarian and Master Gardener Cheryl Prescott, presents her rose-care seminar, For the Love of the Rose at the Farner Garden, 1 to 2 pm, Saturday and Sunday. Garden Tour tickets are $25, with a $5 discount through May 31. Call VAA at 463.5131 or go to

New this year, Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 pm in the Blue Heron, best-selling author of Monet’s Passion, Elizabeth Murray will discuss Monet’s color theories, design elements and use of light and shade. She will also discuss her personal involvement in the development and maintenance of Monet’s estate. Book-signing, French wine and cheese tasting included. Tickets are $45 (includes Tour ticket) or $30 for event only.

Special thanks to this year’s Garden Tour sponsors, Puget Sound Energy, Thriftway, John L. Scott, J.R. Crawford and Island Home and Lumber. For information go to