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2017 Member’s Field Trip: The Gardens of Whidbey Island

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The Gardens of Whidbey Island

Thursday, August 10, 2017 • 7am to 7pm

$63 includes bus transportation and all snacks/beverages. Optional box lunch is $17. Space is limited, reservations are made in the order they are received. Payment must be included with reservation and you must be a current member. To renew or join click here.

Private Garden Tour Itinerary [click here for detailed pdf]

7am coffee, tea, fruit and baked goods; begin to load bus at Civic Field, park near entrance. 7:20am depart for day. We will tour three showcase gardens near Langley: the Farmhouse Garden overlooking Useless Bay, created with love and whimsy by Gary and Janie Gabelein; the Gardens of HalyRune (the Spirit’s Whisper) created by Susan and Kevin Sandri overlooking Saratoga Pass; and the Asian inspired garden of Tom and artist Sharon Vos. We’ll also visit Island Art Glass garden and showroom, home of artists Robert Adamson and Janis Swalwell, award winning Bayview Farm and Garden, and Venture Out Nursery. Many, many thanks to our field trip committee for putting together this excellent trip! More info at www.whatcomhortsociety.org

Optional Box Lunch Choices from Raspberry Ridge Grill $17

Oven Roasted Turkey Sandwich with herbed cream cheese, cranberries, lettuce, tomato & onion on sourdough; Roast Beef Sandwich with havarti, lettuce, tomato & onion on sourdough; Ham Sandwich with swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato & onion on Caraway Rye; Chicken Caesar Wrap with crispy chicken, romaine, parmesan cheese & Caesar dressing in a spinach tortilla; Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap with crispy chicken, bacon, tomato, cheddar, romaine & ranch dressing in a spinach tortilla; Grilled Chicken Club Salad with tomatoes, cheddar, bacon, ranch dressing & homemade croutons; Veggie Wrap with spinach, tomato, cucumbers, peppers, cheddar & hummus in a spinach tortilla; Mixed Green Salad with seasonal greens, vegetables & balsamic vinaigrette (gluten and dairy free). All options include a fresh baked cookie, bottled pop or water, chips & a piece of fresh fruit.