Summer Events at the Elisabeth Miller Botanical Garden

The Miller Garden celebrates 20 years of being open to the public this year! The 2014 Miller Lecture will follow this commemorative theme on September 11th. The Lecture will feature three people who knew Mrs. Miller from different aspects of her life: Valerie Easton, Dan Hinkley, and Steve Lorton.

Prior to the lecture there will be two Great Plant Picks fundraising dinners at the Garden this month and next. Two of the three lecture speakers, Val Easton and Steve Lorton will be the guests of honor at the Sunset Dinners. Both have great memories and stories about Mrs. Miller to share.


Chase Garden Tours in July








Enjoy special garden tours in July!
Sundays, July 13 and 20

Visit the Hartman/Hicks Garden on
Sunday, July 13
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the
Hartman/Hicks Garden,
8718 – 210th St. E., Graham, WA.

$5 admission includes refreshments and free ticket to Chase Garden.

For directions and more information, see

Hartman/Hicks Garden

Tour two terrific
Olympia gardens on
Sunday, July 20
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy a self-guided tour of two private gardens in Olympia:

The Koi Garden
4817 Palermo Rosa Lane S.W.

Montoure/Sanchez Garden 
2016 – 86th Ct. S.W.

Admission: $5 per garden

For directions and descriptions
of the gardens,

For more information, call 206.242.4040.

Proceeds benefit Chase Garden

Pre-registration not necessary

Koi GardenMontoure/Sanchez Garden
And a reminder to members of Chase Garden: please join us for our Friends of Chase Garden picnic at Chase Garden in Orting, on Saturday, July 19, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Visit Chase Garden throughout the seasonOpen to the public Wednesday through Sunday; April through October.
Admission is $5; free to members.
For directions and more information, visit
16015 264th Street E.   I  Orting, Washington 98630
Chase Garden is a preservation project of the Garden Conservancy,
a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of
America’s exceptional gardens.

Save the Date Fall Bulb Sale- October 12, 2014

Mark your calendar now for the Fall Bulb Sale

October 12, 2014. at CUH

Sunday 10 – 2

August 17th HPSW Summer Picnic


Look forward to seeing everyone at the HPSW Summer Picnic at Lynn Harrison’s Home on Mercer Island …

August 17th from 12-Noon to 3pm

Details  and Map to be emailed in Soon!

HPSW Meeting: June 16th @ 7pm – Irises – Patrick Spence







There will be an HPSW meeting  Monday June 16th; at CUH, on Irises by Patrick Spence

Refreshments and socializing 6:30

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 MAP

CUH is at 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

Patrick’s energies have since become focused on Japanese, Arilbred, Louisiana, Spuria, and species irises, while Margaret’s interests have grown around Pacific Coast, Siberian, and species irises. Patrick has also taken an interest in hybridizing irises, primarily Japanese and Arilbred. He began meeting and conversing with many of the U.S. hybridizers to learn the tips and tricks of the trade.