It’s an Amazing May at Chase Garden: Anemones, Moms, Military, Music – and Memories
ORTING, Wash.— During the month of May – just as the Chase Garden hits its springtime color peak – activities of all kinds are also sprouting up on the garden grounds:
- 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, Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 1-3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop for garden décor, pots, bird feeders, woodland native perennials, ferns, uncommon plants from the garden and select specialty nurseries: Lael’s Moon Garden and Rhododendron Garden nursery. Free admission to the plant sale; voluntary donation accepted for garden admission.
- On Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday May 9-10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., why just give Mom flowers when you can give her the whole garden? All Moms visiting Chase Garden will receive a free flowering plant with each paid admission. Treat Mom to a day of true beauty she’ll never forget.
- What better way to observe Armed Forces Day – Saturday, May 16 – or Memorial Day Weekend – Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24 – than by spending those times of deep reflection in the peaceful serenity of Chase Garden? All active or retired military members with valid ID receive a special discount: buy one, get one free. This offer extends through the entire garden visitation season.
- On Sunday, May 31, from 1 to 3 p.m., music comes to the garden with the talents of local musicians Dan and Lorrie Ingram. Playing their repertoire of gentle enchanting instrumentals on mandolin and keyboard, the Ingrams’ performance – against the backdrop of garden and Mt. Rainier splendor – will provide the subtle soundtrack for your afternoon in the garden. Bring a blanket to enjoy a picnic on the lawn as you look and listen. Regular garden admission applies.
During May – or anytime – a Chase Garden visit will become one of your most cherished memories.
Called “one of the ten most beautiful gardens in America,” the Chase Garden, overlooking the Paradise side of Mt. Rainier, is truly “almost Paradise” for everyone who visits. Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, from April to October, the Chase Garden, a Garden Conservancy preservation partner, is located at 16015 264th St. East, Orting, WA 98360. Adult admission is $8; tour groups $6 per person by prior arrangement; retired or active military with valid ID, buy one admission, get one free; children 12 and under, free. Tour groups and special events are always welcome. The garden grounds are available for rental by the hour, half day or full day.