garden tour giveaway

floramagoria art

Interesting plants, garden art ranging from whimsical to totemic, all arranged in inspiring ways by members of ANLD (Association of Northwest Landscape Designers). The seven gardens on this tour will get your creative juices flowing. I was fortunate to be invited to the pre-tour for a sneak peek at what is in store, and part of that was a pair of tickets to give away. So here’s the deal: leave a comment at the end of this post and I will put your name in the pot. One lucky person will be awarded two tickets on June 20 for the event to take place June 22, 10 am - 4 pm. I took so many photos on this tour that it will take some time to sort through them, but here are a few to pique your interest:

floramagoria lantern

floramagoria greenhouse

Common Ground raised beds

Common Ground shelter

Plant Passion fountain

Plant Passion pot

Paraiso pot

Paraiso scene

Leon scene

Leon totem

elemental sculpture

elemental paving

Cedar Mill path

Cedar Mill table

Each of these gardens has a distinct personality. I fell in love with two of them, but there wasn’t a one that failed to spark an idea or two to take away and store in the old memory bank for future use. I’ll do expanded posts on each of these gardens at a later date, but for now I wanted to get something out and give you time to get in on this drawing. Tickets, at $20 each, will be available through the ANLD website right up to the day of the tour. Proceeds will benefit design student scholarships.

9 Responses to “garden tour giveaway”

  1. Peter/Outlaw Says:

    I’m looking forward to your posts about these great gardens! Please don’t put my name in the pot though as my partner in crime and I will be doing a different garden tour on that Saturday.

  2. ricki Says:

    Peter~Guess you wouldn’t want to wear a rut in the road between Tacoma and Portland.

  3. Angie Says:

    Lovely pictures - I’ll have to admire from afar unless there is a couple of air tickets going with them :)
    Good luck to all who enter!

  4. Mark and Gaz Says:

    A great preview of what is yet to come! So many sources of inspiration there!

  5. ricki Says:

    Angie~Now that would be a real attention-grabbing give-away.

    Mark & Gaz~My head is still buzzing.

  6. Laura @ gravy lessons Says:

    Those gardens look beautiful. And I am in need of some inspiration. (Please put my name in the pot!) Thanks.

  7. julie a. fukuda / portland tree tour Says:

    I love that water feature — no doubt it would get used as a preschooler splash pool in my yard. Thanks for the pre-tour photos!

  8. ricki Says:

    Laura~I just sent you a message on FB to tell you you won! Please contact me about getting your tickets. I will be happy to meet you somewhere so we don’t need to rely on USPS.

    Julie~I put your blog in my reader and look forward to learning more about trees (my newest favorite subject). It was nice meeting you at JC.

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