Chicken Coops & Garden Tours 2011

For those of you who can’t get enough garden inspiration through books or pictures, try going on a garden tour, you won’t regret it. Before your summer weekends start to get booked, now is a great time to put these events on your calendar! It is fun to wander through people’s gardens admiring their hard work and creativity and is an opportunity to meet and talk to the gardener themselves! Also, if you are considering getting chickens and want to see other people’s coops and chicken set ups, check out local chicken coop tours. Last summer I spent some time at tours scouting gardens for my book and had a blast.   Some tips to get the most out of garden tours or chicken coop tours: 

  • Plan ahead and map out the gardens to save yourself from getting lost
  • Make yourself a lunch and bring some water
  • Carpool with friends
  • Take notes and pictures so you don’t forget what you saw
Puget Sound Garden Tours
June 25th Whidbey Island Garden Tour
July 8-10 Bainbridge in Bloom tour
June 18/25; July 9/16/23. Snohomish Master Gardener Foundation
July 9th – West Seattle Edible Garden Tour
July 16th Mukilteo Garden and Quilt Tour (*One of the gardens on this tour I designed a few years ago!)
July 16th Woodinville Garden Club Tour
July 17th West Seattle Garden Tour
July 31st Snohomish Garden Club Tour
Seattle Area Chicken Coop Tours
April 30th Whidbey Island Coop Tour
July 9th Seattle Tilth’s City Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour
July 23rd Everett’s “Meet the Flockers” tour
If you know of a tour I missed – contact me and I will make sure it gets added!

My boys checking out a coop during a tour