CANCELED: No West Seattle Garden Tour this year

(WSB photo from 2019 West Seattle Garden Tour)

Just in from West Seattle Garden Tour organizers:

It is with great sadness, disappointment and an abundance of caution, we announce the cancellation of our June 28, 2020 West Seattle Garden Tour due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our wish to protect our gardeners, volunteers and ticket holders is of paramount importance.

Anyone who has purchased tickets for this year’s event will be issued a refund.

Since 1995, the West Seattle Garden Tour has been inviting you to visit some of the most beautiful and unique gardens right in our own backyard. We do it for the love of lush, inviting spaces, but that’s not the only reason. We celebrate our neighborhood. We make connections and foster relationships.

Besides showcasing beautiful and creative gardens, we shine a light on local non-profits working hard to make our community a better place, and donate the net proceeds from the tour, about $25,000 each year, to those non-profits whose goals fit our mission—to promote horticultural-based interests, education, and artistic endeavors. Our all-volunteer organization is driven to provide them the funds they need to continue their important missions and create an exciting and enriching garden tour experience to our supporters.

For 25 years, we have found joy in growing community and all of this is made possible by you—our ticket buyers, and the generosity of many sponsors and donors. From the bottom of our heart, we thank you for supporting the West Seattle Garden Tour and hope to see you next year during our 2021 West Seattle Garden Tour.

3 Replies to "CANCELED: No West Seattle Garden Tour this year"

  • sam-c April 7, 2020 (4:20 pm)

    West Seattle Garden Tour- while we haven’t been to a tour in few years (after going to tours every year for about a decade), we join you in sadness.    So sorry it can’t happen this year, but thank you for keeping community health in your targets.  While we can’t get out much, we’ve been walking different paths around our neighborhood and taking a much deeper look into our neighbors’ gardens, to enjoy the things that they enjoy and try to take some ideas for our own garden, much like we do during the official WS Garden Tours. Please share a link for donations if there is one.. 

  • RayWest April 7, 2020 (5:34 pm)

    Disappointing, but understandable. It’s one of the highlights of my year, and haven’t missed it in over twenty years. Look forward to next year’s event.

  • momof3boys April 8, 2020 (11:27 am)

    @Sam-C there is a link for donations on the website: https://www.westseattlegardentour.org/

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