Stoty Of The Chase.

THE STORY OF EMMOTT & IONE CHASE. With an eye to finding “beauty in nature,” Ione and Emmott Chase, took their love of the land and the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest into their hearts. Born in 1909 and 1910, Ione and Emmott Chase were high school sweethearts who were raised in the Kapowsin … Read more

Plant List.

Pacific Northwest Native Plants at Chase Garden. Trees Abies lasiocarpa (subalpine fir) Abies procera (noble fir) Acer circinatum (vine maple) Acer macrophyllum (bigleaf maple) Arbutus menziesii (Pacific madrona) Cornus nuttallii (Pacific dogwood) Larix occidentalis (western larch) Pinus contorta var. latifolia (lodgepole pine) Pinus ponderosa (ponderosa pine) Populus trichocarpa (black cottonwood) Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas-fir) Taxus brevifolia (Pacific yew) Thuja plicata (western redcedar) Tsuga heterophylla  (western hemlock) Tsuga mertensiana (mountain hemlock) Shrubs Amelanchier alnifolia (Saskatoon … Read more

About The Garden.

THE GARDEN The garden of Emmott and Ione Chase in Orting, Washington, is a testimony to the beauty of the natural landscape of the Pacific Northwest, to the modernist, Japanese-inspired design that came into its own in the 1950s and 1960s when the Chases built the house and garden, and to the vision of a … Read more