May 13th -14th – Mother’s Day Weekend– Mother’s Day weekend is a beautiful time to see the garden. Treat your mom to a day in the garden! Shop our nursery and garden shop for great last minute gifts. Admission: $8/adult; $4/retired or active military with valid ID; FREE/children 12 & under. All moms visiting Chase Garden will receive a gift with each paid admission. Bring your mother for a self-guided tour through the flower-filled meadow & woods. Purchase a plant as a memento of a beautiful day. More information: www.chasegarden.org, 360-893-6739
Saturday, June 3, 10AM – 2PM, $45. Plein Air Class at Chase Garden with Karen L. Davis. Painting Workshop Class limited to 10 painters.
You will be painting in oils on location in this beautiful setting. Karen will help you get started with choosing your subject, colors and beginning your study. It is possible that you may do more than one painting. Whether you are a beginner or expert, you won’t want to miss this great opportunity.
Supply list will be picked up or mailed to student upon registration. (Materials are the student’s responsibility.)
Registration: Send check to: Karen Davis c/o Lucas Arts 25201 Meridian E. Graham, WA 98338. email@example.com 253-847-0858 (Please indicate CHASE 6/3/17)
Color is the word that comes to mind when you look at Karen’s artwork. It is the driving force and the binding element to her painting no matter if it is watercolor, acrylics, oils or any combination of mediums or subjects.
She began her career in 1979 and traveled and participated in art shows all over the western states for years. Her artwork continues to be a collectable commodity.
She now lives and operates a gallery at the base of Mount Rainier in Graham Washington. Promoter, artist, teacher, wife, mother and grandmother are all words to describe Karen.
“I could not ask for a better art teacher than Karen! Karen can teach anyone to paint and she is so patient, no matter your skill level. She’s the best!”
June 24th– Volunteer and Members Garden Party, 12AM -4PM. Volunteers and members, past and present are invited to come enjoy the garden with Chase Garden lovers, before closing to the public. RSVP required: Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org
PAST EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
April 22nd, CLASS: Establishing a South Sound Prairie Garden, 10:30 – 12:00 PM -$15 (Members receive $5 discount). Space limited to 15.
Prairies have largely disappeared in western Washington but it’s never too late to recreate a little slice of prairie in your own garden. Come join Chase Garden’s horticulturist, Will Clausen to learn all about our native prairies, how to make your own, and view the new prairie bed at Chase Garden. . RSVP by emailing Lori at email@example.com
April 7th -9th – SPRING PLANT SALE, 10AM – 3PM- Looking for native and other beautiful and unusual plants? Join Chase Garden and specialty vendors for a great selection! Admission to the plant sale is FREE! Voluntary donations accepted for self guided tours during the plant sale. 16015 264th St. E., Orting
February 4th & 5th –SNOWDROP WEEKEND!!!! 10AM – 3PM
Join us to celebrate the beginning of spring with thousands of snowdrops along with crocus, heather, hellebore, and other early spring flowers. Selected plants will be available for sale.
December 21st– Solstice Garden Gathering, 4PM – 7PM – Gather at Chase Garden, bring a source of light, meet friends, feel the power of community and the peace of a night garden. There is a great yearning for serenity and calm which our gardens provide. Garden lovers stand together, grounded in the practice of caring for the earth, and sharing that goal in the symbol of light against the long dark night.
October 29th- Coloring Your Garden with Japanese Maples workshop, 10:00-11:30 with Gardenscape Designs NW owner Julia Graham, followed by tour of local private gardens. Limit 15 people. Seminar only: $15, members $10. Seminar & tour: $25, members $20. There is also the opportunity to do the tour- Gardens only. See below.
Japanese maples are must have beauties for every garden, big or small. The aristocrat of trees, they offer a wide variety of shapes, sizes and sensational color- especially unsurpassed in the fall. This workshop provides landscape design tips and ideas featuring Japanese maples as focal points, foliage contrast, dimension and companion plantings. Spectacular fall color will be highlighted. Various Japanese maple cultivars, selection, and growing/pruning tips will also be discussed.
October 29th, 12-4PM– Fall Color Garden Tour Stroll through four special gardens in South Hill Puyallup and Graham areas, featuring spectacular fall color fireworks of beautiful Japanese maples and other fall foliage. $5 per person, per garden.
Friday September 30th through Sunday October 2nd, 10a.m. to 3 p.m. Fall Plant Sale Come join us at our Fall Plant Sale featuring native wildflowers, fall blooming cyclamen, uncommon perennials and shrubs for winter interest. You will find Chase Garden’s propagations and unique plants from the Old Goat Farm, Lael’s Moon Garden and the Rhododendron Garden LLC. Ione’s garden shop has a great selection of garden décor, stepping stones, seasonal items and gardening books on sale.
June 15th – August 30th- Visit the garden and vote for your favorite photo in our members’ photo contest exhibition at the garden. Winner receives private tea party. Voting is open to all visitors. Details
August 14th- 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.- Member and Volunteer Picnic- Join us for a day of fun and food in the garden!
July 16th- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.- One day BLOWOUT PLANT SALE. Plants, pots, garden décor and garden books at a bargain. Don’t miss it!
June 18-19th – Father’s Day weekend 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.- Bring a picnic and dad to the garden for some fun and relaxation. All dads receive a free gift with paid admission.
June 11th, 10am-12pm: History of Chase Garden study with Rosina McIvor Garden segments. Plants and design through the years
FREE, Limited to 10, reservation required
June 4th , 10am-3pm- Garden Conservancy Open Days
Admission to each private garden is $7. Don’t forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They never expire and can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.
Chase Garden- Orting
Ed Hume’s Educational Garden- Puyallup
Old Goat Farm- Graham
Ernie & Julia Graham Garden- Puyallup
VanCor Gardens- Orting
For more information and directions Click HERE
May 7-8th- Mother’s Day weekend
On Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday May 7-8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., surprise mom with a trip to a truly magnificent garden. All moms visiting Chase Garden will receive a free gift, with each paid admission. Treat her to a day of beauty she will never forget.
Saturday May 21st – Garden & Grapes with Ciscoe Morris wine tasting fundraiser 4-8pm.
*Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event at the Kapowsin Elementary School parking lot at 10412 264th St. East, Graham. Read More…
April 30th- Native Plant workshop with Will Clausen.
Free for members $10 for non-members (Limit- 18)
April 8- 10th, 10-3 – Chase Spring Plant Sale
Unusual double-flowered white anemones are just one example of rare and hard-to-find plants you’ll discover at the Chase Garden Spring Plant Sale. Shop for woodland native perennials, ferns, uncommon plants from the garden and select specialty nurseries: The Old Goat Farm, Lael’s Moon Garden and Rhododendron Garden nursery- Free admission to the plant sale! Voluntary donation accepted for garden admission.
March 5th- MEMBERS PHOTO CONTEST BEGINS!
Submission deadline 6/15
Saturday March 5th- The garden is open for the season! Wednesday – Sunday 10-3pm
February 13th & 14th– Snowdrop weekend
January 30th- Winter Gardening workshop with Will Clausen