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Join us on our off-island bus tour to Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden!


On May 22, 2024, we will travel to the Highline  SeaTac Botanical  Garden.  This is a one-of-a-kind location showcasing some of the area’s most treasured gardens including the Seike Japanese Garden, the Celebration Rose Garden, and the Elda Behm Paradise Garden. Their mission is to connect the community to nature through a diverse and beautiful collection of historical gardens.


Once we re-board the bus we will venture to the fabulous Rosso Gardens, a family-run nursery since 1958, for some garden inspiration and plant shopping. Our last stop will take us to Fonda la Catrina for a tasty Mexican-style lunch.  


For a fun dessert option, we will go next door and explore Frans Chocolates before reboarding the bus and heading back to the ferry.

Important Details

Where:   Meet at the Lutheran Church parking lot
When:    Wednesday, May 22nd, at 7:30am. Bus leaves at  8am sharp!
Fee:        $25 (includes lunch)

If you have any questions, please contact Hooper (206) 818-1867

The Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden is a one-of-a-kind heritage location that was created to preserve some of the area’s most treasured gardens,  including the Seike Japanese Garden, the Celebration Rose Garden, and the Elda Behm Paradise Garden. Our mission is connecting the community to nature through a diverse and beautiful collection of historical gardens. The garden is open daily from Dawn to Dusk, and admission and parking are free. The Garden is situated on approximately 11 acres adjacent to the North SeaTac Community Center. Included are two gardens that were physically moved to prevent their demolition during SeaTac Airport’s third runway project.


Rosso Gardens:

With more than 200 varieties of plants and trees, the Rosso nursery is more like a farm than a store. Walk through our vast collection of greenery and get inspiration for your own yard. In addition to Northwest favorites: Evergreen Magnolias, Rhododendrons, and Sarcococca, not to mention our huge collection of ferns (we have more than 20 varieties), you will find trees and plants you won’t find anywhere else. We’ve been working with mom and pop growers since our inception, which allows us to source plants that our customers have been looking for. Whether you’re looking for a Japanese Maple tree, peonies and lilacs for your garden, or to add color to your yard to make it pop, we have everything you need to renew, restore, and rejuvenate your space. There is nothing like color to brighten an entry, adorn a backyard seating area, or to address a balcony with the beauty summer offers us.

Container gardeners will find ample plants to choose from—Rosso Gardens has supplies that any DIY gardeners need. Pick up soil, wheelbarrows, seeds, and other garden supplies from our store.

Founder Julius Rosso came to Washington state from Italy as a child, arriving in Ronald, Washington. When he was unable to get a gig in the coal mines, he walked to Seattle to find work. He picked up a job in the flower industry, and later began working for Seattle Flower Growers, eventually becoming the owner of the business. But after selling it, he and his wife, Ada, opened the original location of Rosso Gardens in Georgetown in 1958.

Julius was ahead of his time, flying live flowers across the country for customers (before FTD had even sprouted), making national news for sending WWII servicemen flowers as thanks for their service. An all-in-the-family affair, the business grew from a mostly wholesale business, selling their potted plants and flowers to local grocery stores and box store chains, into one that also included a public-facing retail operation. Now located in Tukwila, the Rosso family continues to make life beautiful for Seattle’s residents.


There is a $25 fee for this trip

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