Each year the garden club holds a gala banquet dinner to acknowledge and present awards to non-garden club homeowners and businesses who have enhanced the natural beauty of our environment by creating outstanding or unusual gardens. A committee of club members seek out these treasures and during guided tours by the owners, photograph each garden.
A slide presentation is enjoyed at the awards banquet for everyone to admire and the recipients are given their awards. It is a fun, social event and an opportunity for garden club members to see beautiful landscapes that are beyond the gardens they creat themselves. Below you will find the exceptional gardens of Vashon Maury Island's own residents who were awarded the Community Garden Award.
Mark Vornbrock -VashonSquare
Landscaper Kim Katril of Kim and Company
An inspirational space for rejuvenation and pause. Ten years in the making has created a small cathedral among trees for all seasons. In spring, cherry blossoms colorful and fragrant. Summer is full leafed, cool, and shaded. Fall offers bright colors during the cooling temperatures. Winter highlights the artful rockery and drought tolerant plantings.
Anita Halstead and Kelly Robinson
A delightful and playful, fully established garden. Outstanding in creativity, this artful garden reaches out to you and welcomes you in. Wander the meandering paths, sit, rest, and enjoy. The blending of rich history and Craftsmen styles with familiar northwest favorites speak loudly with beauty all around.
A romantic, enduring garden crafted with multiple quiet spaces and water features. Blended with warm and welcoming open spaces designed for dance and celebration.
A family focused wedding event venue crafted from original plants features of Lilac, Black Walnut, Ferns, Dahlias. The garden showcases unique plant sources gifted from friends and sources for future giving.
Out with the old, in with the new. After removing over 20 trees, brambles, and horsetails, a blank canvas becomes a magnificent garden creation. It is a showcase of extraordinary plant combinations with creative blending of sun and shade, slope, elevated and low ground areas. This garden is a masterpiece full of seasonal colors and textures.