Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden’s annual Plant Sale will be Saturday, May 6

The Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden will host its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The plant sale is a chance to see this picturesque public garden and hear about its history. Most of the plants for sale have been propagated from the Elda Behm Paradise Garden, which was moved in 1999 as a result of third runway construction at Sea-Tac Airport.

The Elda Behm Paradise Garden was planted in the early 1960’s on 7/8 acre surrounding the Behm residence at 159th and Des Moines Memorial Drive. When the Port alerted the Behm family that because their home was in the shadow of the third runway, they would buy her property and demolish the Garden. Mrs. Behm gathered over 200 volunteers to help move her beloved garden to what is now known as the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden.

During the plant sale day – at Noon – the Board of Directors of the Highline Botanical Garden Foundation will dedicate a new log pergola, which replaces an earlier log structure destroyed by carpenter ants and termites. The new pergola is a fanciful structure made of black locus logs harvested from the surrounding property. The public is welcome to have a look around the vast and growing garden, and learn about the stories each part of the garden holds while enjoying free refreshments throughout the ceremony.

The plant sale will include flowers from the Puget Sound Daylily Club, the Rhododendron Species Garden, the King County Iris Society, the Northwest Fuchsia Society, and flowers from Elda’s own Paradise Garden.

The ceremony and plant sale is located at the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, 13735 24th Avenue South (map below).

For further information about this and other events call (206) 391-4003.

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