Friday, August 3, 2012

Thomas Street Gardens P-Patch

Thomas Street Gardens July 2012

Thomas Street Gardens July 2012

Thomas Street Gardens July 2012

Thomas Street Gardens July 2012

Thomas Street Gardens July 2012

Thomas Street Gardens P-Patch looks more like a cottage garden, than a typical Seattle p-patch.  The garden is located on Capitol Hill at 1010 E Thomas Street, just west Broadway Avenue E.  It is used as a park by people walking through the nearby business district, who often sit on the bench created by Lambert House youth.  The entry gate & tool shed are other notable features.  The garden was professionally designed & established in 1997.  There are 35 plots on 3,200 square feet owned by the Seattle Department of Parks & Recreation.  An old apartment building was removed specifically to make room for a p-patch in this densely populated area.  At the time, some decried the loss of affordable housing.

3 comments:

LT Expanded said...

Love the pic with the green tool/garden shed, looks as if one could really relax there!

Alistair said...

The appearance is very much that of a cottage garden Jordan, a very welcome sight I should think.

LT Expanded said...

Love the Erigeon, Lilium, Kniphofia and various others. Very nice pics. Pleasure to look through them. Well done!LT