2022 Garden Tour - June 18 & 19

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


Saturday, June 18, 2022
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sunday, June 19, 2022
Noon to 4:00 PM

Tour Tickets  - $30*

Students or children aged 12-17 - $15
Children under 12 - Free

Tour is self-guided. Tickets include garden descriptions, driving directions, and a map.  

You have four ways to purchase tickets:

  • Online  Purchase Tickets
  • On Tour day at each garden.
  • The Arboretum's Gift Shop until June 18 @ 5pm, starting June 1st.
  • And from the following retailers starting June 1st.  
  • Inklings Bookshop  





      The " Wine-Down" Event - $20*

    Saturday, June 18, 2022
    4:00 PM to 5:30 PM  

    Candy Lee and Rocke Koreis
    2011 Old Naches Highway
    Yakima, WA 98908

    *Tickets for the Wine-Down can only be purchased thru the Arboretum.   21 and over only.









    Colonial Lawn and GArden


    You have TWO DAYS to PEEK OVER THE FENCE at 5 beautiful West Valley gardens during the Yakima Area Arboretum's annual Garden Tour.

    So grab your hat and walking shoes and get ready to have some fun.

    The 2022 Garden Tour is presented to you by the top notch tree care professionals at Inland Arbor! 




    Featured Gardens:

    "Leaves of Love" 
    Becky & Chawley Thomas
    9810 Ridgeway Road
    Yakima, WA 98908

    You will have fun exploring Becky and Chawley's park-like grounds filled with hundreds of deciduous and conifer trees, hidden patios, artwork, pathways, pond and masonry work. 


    “Life of a Gardener”
    Kim Mikkelsen 
    6609 Douglas Court
    Yakima, WA  98908

    A lifelong gardener, Kim will inspire you with her amazing collection of trees and plants. Enjoy over 200 hostas, 90 “ish” Japanese maples, odd shrubs, and growing shade trees.  "Oh" and some of her finned friends. 


    "Better Bulbs"
    Larry and Malou Hattrup
    7510 Ahtanum Road
    Yakima, WA  98903

    Surrounded by a 10 foot tall arbovitae hedge, the Hattrup's place has a "Secret Garden" feel about it.  You will enjoy exploring their completely enclosed vegetable garden and small orchard. 

    "Rockcandy Rose Gardens"
    Candy Lee and Rocke Koreis

    2011 Old Naches Highway
    Yakima, WA 98908-8909

    Get ready for a visual and olfactory treat as you stroll through this beautiful garden filled with over 500 roses.  Candy and Rocke have added many new touches to this garden once owned by Candy's parents, Bob and Fran Sweesy, who were the driving forces behind the Arboretum's rose garden. 

    Rockcandy Rose Garden is also the site of the "WINE-DOWN" event on Saturday.


    "Earth Angel's Garden"
    Linda and Paul Koverman
    116 North 93rd Ave

    Yakima, WA 98908

    A white picket fence welcomes you to the Koverman garden, filled with perennial beds, pathways, an impressive retaining wall, artwork, and water features. Linda says that gardening is her therapy and her garden is her "happy place."


    Join us for the popular after-hours “WINE-DOWN” Event

    On Saturday, June 18 treat yourself to the after hours "WINE-DOWN" event surrounded by the beautiful rose garden of Candy Lee and Rocke Koreis from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.  Enjoy wine, nibbling on light snacks, and recapping your day of touring with other garden enthusiasts.  Tickets to the Wine-Down are $20 and can only be purchased through the Arboretum.    

    All proceeds benefit the Yakima Area Arboretum.


    Yakima Area Arboretum