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Get your garden featured in next Mukilteo tour


Wendy Stafford and Gene Pennock hang up “Bright Braids,” a quilt by Margo Faccini, for display in the Pennock garden for the 2013 Mukilteo Garden & Quilt Tour. The last tour featured more than 100 quilts in eight gardens.

Calling all gardening enthusiasts: The Mukilteo Way Garden Club is seeking private gardens to feature in the next Mukilteo Garden & Quilt Tour.

The tour isn’t a garden competition but a biennial event in which to share the beauty of local gardens and locally handmade quilts.

Gardens can be formal or informal, big or small. Plant combinations can be designed by you, nature or a professional landscaper.

Does your garden have a nice water feature, lots of growing vegetables, a cozy patio surrounded by native plants or an open view to the Sound?

Maybe an outdoor kitchen might be what makes your space come alive. Or maybe you’ve always preferred a peaceful retreat in your yard.

Is yours an English cottage garden, a butterfly garden or simply tall trees with hostas in the shade? The possibilities are endless.

The club will be previewing gardens in and around Mukilteo a year before the event in search of ones to feature.

Why so early? Selecting tour locations a year before allows time for local quilters to make quilts that are inspired and/or complement the gardens in which they are showcased.

The last two-day tour in 2013 featured eight gardens and more than 100 handcrafted quilts.

The next Mukilteo Garden & Quilt Tour is scheduled for July 18 and 19, 2015.

The biennial tour is hosted by the Mukilteo Way Garden Club and the Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters Guild.

If you’d like your garden featured, call 206-799-2484 or email The deadline to apply is July 1.

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-Edited by Beacon staff


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