Demonstration Garden

Are you looking for landscape ideas you can implement in your own home garden? Take a stroll through the Northwest Demonstration Garden, designed to contain the landscape features of a typical Northwest home garden. An inviting pathway winds through the garden to allow exploration of trees and shrub borders, flowers and sculptures. Creative plant design is used for year-round color, texture, scent, flowers and foliage. Don’t miss the ‘almost secret’ garden. Step through a honeysuckle covered arbor and enter the small lawn area. This area, framed by trees and shrubs, was designed to create a space for relaxation and contemplation, and to provide a setting and backdrop for taking photographs.
  • A basalt column at the entrance to the Northwest Demonstration garden does double duty as a birdbath and a vase for a lace-cap hydrangea blossom.
  • Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia fulgida) form a backdrop to annuals along a path in the Northwest Demonstration garden.
  • Pink astilbes provide a splash of color in a shady border in the Northwest Demonstration garden.
  • Rugosa Roses spell Summer in the Northwest Demonstration garden.
  • Early spring catkins on Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, a contorted filbert.
  • Early winter color on Witch Hazel 'Primavera'
  • Clouds of blooms cover Golden Raindrops Flowering Crabapple in spring, followed by golden apples in the fall.
  • Believe it or not, there is a palm hardy enough for our Northwest winters - The Windmill Palm, seen here beside the pathway.

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