On a chilly but sunny March morning, twenty-three Mill Creek Garden Club members hopped into carpools for the short drive down I-5 to the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden in Shoreline. Nestled in a wooded residential area, this garden is a bit of an undiscovered natural gem.
This year, Mill Creek Garden Club decided to invite a little wildlife into their garden tour by selecting a charismatic, and somewhat madcap bird to grace the cover of the Mill Creek Garden Tour & Artisan Market Guide. And yes, this bird even has a name—Herbie.
Looking to award monies raised by the successful 2018 Mill Creek Garden Tour,Mill Creek Garden Club Grant Chair Kathi Zehner contacted the Hope Creek Charitable Foundation Board to inquire if they had any needs for their Community Care Garden.
At the Mill Creek Garden Club’s annual Christmas Party members brought donations of unwrapped new toys, mittens, scarves, hats and Christmas gift wrap, decorations and lights for Christmas House, Everett—everything to help make a Merry Christmas for qualifying families with children.
Thanks to the garden lovers, community members and great sponsors who championed our 2018 Mill Creek Garden Tour, we’ve been able to award a total of $6,350 to three terrific recipients of our Giving through Gardening grants.
It takes more than lovely gardens, willing homeowners, crafty artisans, generous sponsors, gracious news sources (like the News of Mill Creek) and an enthusiastic local Garden Club to present a successful Tour—it takes YOU to buy the tickets and show up on Tour Day.
You’ve seen the posters, read the news articles, now it’s time to act. Gather your friends and neighbors, buy your tickets, put on some comfy shoes, lather on sunscreen or pack an umbrella—June 23rd is Mill Creek Garden Tour Day.
In true Mill Creek Garden Club fashion, the recent May meeting celebrated an ending and a beginning in a party-like atmosphere; they do meet in a Pub after all. The members rejoiced in the year’s accomplishments and ushered in new officers.