2023 Garden Tour - June 17 & 18

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


Saturday, June 17, 2023
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sunday, June 18, 2023
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, addresses, and a map.  

Tickets can be purchased by cash, check or credit card at the Arboretum, or for cash or check only at each garden on tour day, and from the following retailers.

Inklings Bookshop  

Roots Nursery and Landscaping

Verdant Nursery

  "Wine-Down" Event - $20*

Saturday, June 17, 2023
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM  

"Winter Display Garden"
@ the Jewett Interpretive Center
Yakima Area Arboretum
1401 Arboretum Drive
Yakima, WA, 98901

This year's after-the-tour "WINE-DOWN" event will be held on the Arboretum's Founder's Courtyard at Jewett Interpretive Center.  Explore the new Winter Display Garden, ask questions of the the garden's developers, and enjoy tasty treats, while recapping your day of touring with your fellow garden enthusiasts. 

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


Yakima Area Arboretum



You have TWO DAYS to PEEK OVER THE FENCE at 5 beautiful local gardens and the Arboretum's new Winter Display Garden during the Yakima Area Arboretum's annual Garden Tour.

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

Featured Gardens:

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Dennis & Karen Green
214 N. 21st Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902

Enter the magical realm of Karen and Dennis Green's garden sanctuary.  Mature trees provide a canopy to shelter the many garden rooms that comprise this inviting landscape.  Artifacts, sculptures and structures intermingle with the setting, drawing visitors to discover all the elements that create this secret place.


 “East Coast Vibes" 
Jon Dove & Reggie Gulley
3302 Home Dr.
Yakima, WA  98902

When Jon and Reggie moved to Yakima in 2020, they had three important requirements for their new home, first, they needed to find a great neighborhood to live in, second, they wanted a historic house, and three, they wanted a mature apricot tree in the yard. And like a small miracle, they found all three requirements on Home Drive!  


"Serenity Sanctuary"
Tony & Joyce Sagare
621 S 31st Ave
Yakima, WA  98902

A massive 75-year old maple tree welcomes you to urban sanctuary of Tony & Joyce Sagare.  As you walk through this amazing garden you will discover a wonderful collection of plant material, shady garden rooms, winding pathways, and benches just waiting for you to sit, relax and enjoy.

"French Country" 
Genipher & Ryan Messer
2510 W Yakima Ave
Yakima, WA 98902

The garden of Genipher & Ryan Messer is a haven of tranquility. With its unique gated courtyard, beautiful hardscaping, water features, pleached trees, and 75 plus plant filled containers, you will have so much to explore as you visit this French Country styled garden on Yakima Ave. 



"Grandy's Garden"
Sonny & Linda Salsbury
112 N 32nd Ave
Yakima, WA  98902

Linda and Sonny have incorporated their very early 20th century home and garden into a comfortable and welcoming space reminiscent of an earlier age.  A gazebo, honeysuckle, colorful collections of glass and bottles, and bird houses create an atmosphere perfect for family and pets, who want to laze around on hot summer afternoons.

"Winter Display Garden"*** 
Jewett Interpretive Center
Yakima Area Arboretum
1401 Arboretum Drive
Yakima, WA 98901


The new Winter Display Garden was installed this spring by Arboretum volunteers, staff and Elegant Landscaping and is the first of many projects outlined in the Arboretum’s Master Plan. Full of a carefully curated collection of trees and shrubs the new Winter Display Garden will be a place for visitors to stroll and relax in a comforting environment and take back ideas to create something new and special in their own home landscape.


.*****Join us for the “WINE-DOWN”

On Saturday, June 17 treat yourself to the afterhours "WINE-DOWN" event surrounded by the beauty of the Yakima Area Arboretum and its new Winter Display Garden from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  Listen to the dulcet tones of the Flute Troupe while enjoying 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.


Thank you for supporting the Yakima Area Arboretum!