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2018 Garden Descriptions

#1 Heather Aarstol, 329 Bayside Road, Bellingham

#1 Heather Aarstol, 329 Bayside Road, Bellingham
You will think you are in Italy! Heather’s vision of a Mediterranean landscape comes to life in this garden. When she moved here 7 years ago, there were a small number of garden beds throughout. She expanded them in the front to create a carefully woven borderRead More

#2 Desiree Casson-Wald & Joseph Wald, 2304 Hawk Way, Bellingham

#2 Desiree Casson-Wald & Joseph Wald, 2304 Hawk Way, Bellingham
Nestled on a corner lot and sitting on a hill above residential streets is a carefully maintained garden that was first planted in 2002. Desiree has surrounded the side and front of her home with a wonderful variety of conifers, both large and small, anchoring their homeRead More

#3 Kathy Veterane & Robert Bates, 1095 E. Axton Road, Bellingham

#3 Kathy Veterane & Robert Bates, 1095 E. Axton Road, Bellingham
In 1999 Kathy and Robert began creating this personal sanctuary. Nestled on 10 acres—with 5 acres of wooded trails and a half-acre pond, nature is encouraged and treated gently. The habitat supports a variety of birds, dragonflies, frogs and salamanders. The gardens are intensively planted with aRead More

#4 Judy & Jack Boxx, 270 E. Laurel Road, Bellingham

#4 Judy & Jack Boxx, 270 E. Laurel Road, Bellingham
Hidden within the plush garden of Judy and Jack Boxx are a multitude of curiosities waiting to be discovered. At the entry, you’re sure not to miss the biggest one, an authentic working windmill inherited from Judy’s father. Around the natural stream and pond are hostas, ferns,Read More

#5 Kathy & Joe Hopkins, 3770 Aldergrove Road, Ferndale

#5 Kathy & Joe Hopkins, 3770 Aldergrove Road, Ferndale
When Kathy and Joe retired in 2003, they moved to these 15 acres nestled in the rolling hills. The property had been neglected and so they set to work; Kathy became a sheep farmer and landscaper and Joe worked in the orchard espaliering the apple, pear andRead More