Garden Rhapsodies Tour to Feature Area Gardens – July 26

This year’s Garden Rhapsodies Tour will be in the Griffin area with at least five gardens selected on the Steamboat Island and Oyster Bay peninsulas.

The garden tour features lovely gardens cared for in an earth-friendly manner. While these gardens do not have to be strictly organic, they use preventative techniques and pesticides only as a last resort.

The Tour is an educational event and a fund raiser for three local non-profits: Master Gardener Foundation, Native Plant Salvage Project and the Olympia Symphony Guild.

Saturday, July 26, 2008
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Shuttle location: Griffin School at 6530 33rd Ave NW

Tickets are $15 and include a shuttle to all of the gardens. Youth under 16 are free. Tickets are available at all Thurston County nurseries, Olympia Federal Savings branches, Yenney Music, and Olympia Farmers Market. Tickets are also available the day of the tour at the shuttle site and the gardens.

Garden Rhapsodies is sponsored by Thurston County, WSU Cooperative Extension Native Plant Salvage Project, WSU Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Foundation, Olympia Symphony Guild, and the City of Olympia.

For more information, contact Jennifer Johnson, Environmental Educator, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department, Environmental Health Division, at (360) 754-4111 ext. 7631 or

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