2013 Open Gardens Announced

We are pleased to announce the following open gardens and nurseries of interest to our members:

Saturday, May 4th, 10 am-1 pm – Kathy Fries (Kirkland)

See separate email with address & directions, or contact us at info@hardyplantsocietywa.org and we can check your membership status and email or call you with directions.


Saturday, June 15th, 12pm-4pm – Ilge Jansons (Edgewood)

12727 32nd Street East, Edgewood, WA 98372, 253-891-2334

Directions: From I-5 Southbound:

  1. Take the WA 161 Hwy/Enchanted Parkway exit, South bound for 1.5 miles
  2. Turn LEFT onto Enchanted Pky S/WA 161 South, follow for 3.3 miles
  3. Turn LEFT onto 24th St SE for 1.3 miles
  4. Turn RIGHT onto 122nd Ave E for .5 miles
  5. Turn Left onto 32nd St E for .3 miles
  6. Your destination is just past 124th Ave Ct E – if you reach the end of 32nd St E, you’ve gone a little too far.

Related garden spots:

Windmill Gardens 16009 60th Street East, Sumner, WA 98390,  (253) 863-5843

Watson’s Greenhouse and Nursery 6211 Pioneer Way East, Puyallup, WA 98371, (253) 845-7359

Vassey Nursery, 2424 Tacoma Road, Puyallup, WA 98371


Friday, July 12th, 10am Soos Creek

29308 132nd Avenue SE, Auburn WA 98092, 253-639-0949


  • The plant sale area will be opened at the end of your tour for those interested. Plants range in cost from $3 to about $10 (cash or checks only).
  • Several small restaurants within 5-6 minutes drive are located near 132nd and Kent- Kangley Rd (272nd), and more within 10-12 minutes drive (Red Robin, Appleby’s, Ivars, on 104th, near 272nd). Lake Meridian Park, near 272nd and 156th has a very nice picnic facility and is about 10 minutes drive.


  1. From what ever direction, get to Hwy 167 SOUTH of Renton heading to Auburn/Kent for 5 miles
  2. Take the 84th Ave S exit towards N Central Ave .2 miles
  3. Turn LEFT on 84th Ave S – this becomes Central Ave N for .1 mile and 1 mile on Central.
  4. Turn LEFT onto E Smith St/WA 516 and continue to follow WA 516 S for 3.7 miles
  5. Turn RIGHT onto 132nd Ave SE for 1.3 miles – your destination is just past SE 292nd St. If you reach SE 294th, you have gone too far.

Related garden spots:

Lake Wilderness, 22500 SE 248th St., Maple Valley, WA 98038, 425-432-9953

  • The City of Maple Valley obtained the Lake Wilderness Park from King County in January 2003. At 117 acres, Lake Wilderness Park is a large regional park with lots of prime shoreline, preserved forestland, and meandering pathways.
  • Running through the middle of Lake Wilderness Park is Jenkins Creek, a tributary for Big Soos Creek, which empties into the Green River. The park also includes three wetlands. A variety of birds and animals also make their home in Lake Wilderness Park, including deer, beaver, raccoon, hawks, wrens, and ruffed grouse.
  • From I-405, take the Maple Valley Hwy. exit and drive south. Follow the Maple Valley Hwy. (SR 169) approx. 11 miles to Witte Road. Turn right at the light and drive to SE 248th St. Turn left and follow SE 248th .2 miles to the sharp curve. Turn left into the park entrance.


Saturday, August 10th, 10am- 4pm Dragonfly Nursery

34881 Hansville Road NE, Kingston WA. 98346, 360 638-1292


  1. Take Edmonds/Kingston Ferry to Kingston.
  2. Follow SR 104 West 2.6 miles.
  3. Turn RIGHT on Hansville Road NE, follow this for 4.9 miles to the nursery

Related garden spots:

Savage Plants, 6810 NE St Hwy 104, Kingston, WA 98346, 360-297-8711

To Savage Plants, return SOUTH on Hansville Road, back to Hwy 104. Turn Left onto Hwy 104, heading EAST on 104 for 2.3 miles.

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