Friday, August 27, 2010

Good Shepherd Center

Good Shepherd Center August 2010

Good Shepherd P-Patch August 2010 Dahlia

 Good Shepherd P-Patch August 2010

Good Shepherd P-Patch August 2010 Clematis 'Jackmanii'

Good Shepherd P-Patch August 2010

Seattle Tilth Demonstration Garden August 2010 Echinacea purpurea

There is a lot to see at the Good Shepherd Center in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle.  The impressive 1906 building is filled with the offices of nonprofit organizations, a few live/work units for artists & 2 schools.  The most notable nonprofit for gardeners is Seattle Tilth.  Seattle Tilth maintains an interesting demonstration garden which is 1 of many gardens that surround the Good Shepherd Center.  The Good Shepherd P-Patch can be found here, as well as Meridian Playground, with 6.5 acres of fields & orchard, a gazebo & a large picnic shelter.  Be sure to walk all the way around the main building to see all of the gardens & landscaping.  In August of 2010, the place was filled with flowers.   


Daniel Mount said...

Love the Good Shepherd Center. Also the views of Frenchman's coulee is making me hanker for a bit of eastern Washington sunshine. Or is it just the rain here?

Jordan Jackson said...

At this time of year, I find the rain a pleasant surprise.