Garden Party

This time of year, the Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane ordinarily host a tour of several beautiful gardens in the Spokane area. What with the nasty heat spell and drought we've been having, they decided to hold a Garden Party instead and YOU are invited!

It will take place at 601 W. Bradford Ct. on Sunday, Aug. 2nd from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. In this beautiful garden setting, there will be refreshments and the opportunity to visit with fellow gardeners.

Deb Garrett's wonderful garden is located on the upper South Hill near Comstock Park. It features sculptures by local artist David Govedare and plantings designed to create a serene, tranquil place.

The primary purpose of the Garden Party is a membership drive for the Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane. Those who bring new members will be eligible to win door prizes. This is an opportunity to learn more about this local club with a rich history.

There will also be two presentations given: one on Japanese Ikebana floral arranging at 11 a.m. and the other on straw bale gardening at 1 p.m. The latter talk will be given by none other than Randy Palmer, whom I profiled in last Sunday's edition of The Spokesman-Review. He is an amazing gardener!

Gardening experts will be on hand to answer your questions as well. This enjoyable event is free and open to the public.