2014 Garden Tour - June 21 & 22

"Iconic blooms, artwork and inspiration, celebrating Yakima Valley's finest gardens."

Linda Knutson & Ron Sell  


Saturday, June 21, 2014
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Noon to 4:00 PM

Tour Tickets - $20

This is a self-guided tour. Tickets will include garden descriptions, driving directions, and a map.  

"Wine-Down" Event - $10

Saturday, June 21, 2014
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Limited to 75 people. Check with the volunteers at the Clark's garden for space availability.

Tickets available in the Arboretum Gift Shop, gardens and from these popular local businesses.

Cowiche Creek Nursery

Garden Dance

Garden Girl

Inklings Bookshop

Selah's Helms True Value Hardware

Stein's ACE Hardware

**Please note that Loo Wit Gardens will not be selling tickets this year.


Yakima Area Arboretum


Logo Header YAA

PEEK OVER THE FENCE at some of the finest private gardens in the Yakima Valley during the Yakima Area Arboretum's annual Garden Tour.

Now is your chance to tour the stunning 4-acre Knutson-Sell garden that you have read about in numerous publications, and the Williams garden whose design showcases a couple’s love of cars. Plus, you can explore the lush Clark garden terraced into a hillside and surrounded by orchards, the beautiful Bruner garden adapted to deal with high wind, sun, and rocks, and the Miller garden that has been gorgeously improved to host two beloved daughter’s weddings.

Be inspired as you stroll among stunning perennial beds and along pathways dappled with garden art.  Enjoy stunning views, heirloom roses, and quiet places to just sit and meditate.  Plus, several of the gardens will feature artists, artwork, and/or plants and garden items for sale. 

AND, IN 2014 you have an extra day to tour.  Sunday has been added, giving you TWO DAYS to explore these fine gardens on both Saturday, June 21 from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday, June 22 from Noon to 4 PM.  One ticket is good for both days and will be stamped at each garden you visit to mark your progress.

Pre-order a $10 BOXED LUNCH.  Lunches can be picked up and eaten in the party barn at the Miller garden.  When you buy your tickets you choose the day you want tpick Clark Garden up your lunch. A limited supply of lunches will be available for purchase the day of.  Don't be stuck without a lunch. There are limited eateries available near these west side gardens.   

THE "WINE-DOWN" event will be held in the beautiful garden of Chris and Patty Clark on Saturday, June 21.  Enjoy sipping wine, nibbling on light snacks, and the company of your fellow garden enthusiasts while wandering the lush gardens or sitting at the fire-pit enjoying the views.

Featured 2014 Gardens:

A Garden for Our Corvettes
Nancy exclaims, "Earl plants even and I plant 'abstracts' which I believe offers brilliant contrasts."
Nancy & Earl Williams
12705 Douglas Road

The Clark's Park
"Way before the internet I would study garden design by bringing home
stacks and stacks of books from the library," states Patty.
Chris & Patty Clark
14771 Summitview Extention

The Knutson-Sell Garden
      "We support a 12 step program for rock addicts and plant lovers!"
      Linda Knutson & Ron Sell
15280 Douglas Road Yakima

Rocky Mountain High
"Rocks, rocks, rocks everywhere we put a shovel to the ground, more rocks!!"
Nelda & Keith Bruner
605 Pioneer Way

Barn Girls Garden
"Hot pepper flakes keep the cats out of our flower beds"
Cheryl & Ron Miller
12307 Douglas Road

All proceeds from the Garden Tour benefit the Yakima Area Arboretum.

Thank You Financial Sponsors!

Individual Sponsors

Ollie Wietz

Business Sponsors

Yakima Regional Medical & Cardiac Center
110 S. 9th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902
Phone: (509) 575-5000
Yakima Regional, a 214-bed facility located in Central Washington, provides a full complement of medical services including the valley’s only open-heart surgery, advanced imaging, comprehensive robotics, state-of-the-art neurosurgery, and CARF accredited inpatient rehabilitation ranked in the Top 10 percent of the nation.

Colonial Lawn & Garden
1118 W Washington Avenue
Yakima, WA 98903
Monday-Friday, 9AM to 5PM
Yakima's premiere full-service lawn care company. Colonial offers design, construction, and maintenance of both residential and commercial landscapes.
**Bonus: Colonial will donate $50 to the Arboretum when you sign up for a new premium lawn or tree care program and mention the Arboretum!

Cowiche Creek Nursery
2401 Cowiche Mill Road
Cowiche, WA 98923
Monday-Saturday, 9AM to 5PM
Providing premium quality plants, grown onsite, acclimatized and ready to flourish in your garden. Discover a vast selection of carefully selected annuals, perennials, nursery stock, and baskets.

Inland Arbor
Let the certified arborists at Inland Arbor help you with all your tree care needs, from pruning and hazardous tree removal to corrective maintenance.