Sorticulture celebrates garden art this weekend
EVERETT - Green thumbs and art aficionados can anticipate a fun time at this year’s garden arts festival known as Sorticulture, happening June 7, 8 and 9.
Sorticulture celebrates creative outdoor living at Legion Park in north Everett and will feature hand-crafted art for the garden, rare plants from specialty nurseries and display gardens.
The free event will have more than 120 vendors and a selection of musicians and food from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9.
Gardening TV and radio personality Ciscoe Morris will drop by at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Three other gardening experts also will speak at the festival.
Outdoor art vendors from all over Snohomish County bring their wares to Sorticulture, now in its 16th year. A variety of musical acts will perform in the wine garden.
Kids can paint a pot, plant a seed or get their face painted. A wandering balloon artist will be there, too.
Bring your dog as dogs on leashes will be allowed.
The speaker line up is:
• Zsofia Pasztor, who will talk about urban farming, at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 7.
• Barry Hoffer, who will talk about pruning Japanese Maples, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8.
• Steve Smith, the Whistling Gardener, will speak at 4 p.m. Friday, June 7.
• Ciscoe Morris will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8.
Parking is limited. The city recommends people park for free at the Everett Community College North Broadway lot on Broadway and ride Everett Transit to Legion Park. Regular bus fares will apply.
Legion Park is at 145 Alverson Blvd. off of West Marine View Drive.
The Evergreen Arboretum inside the park has 10 different gardens and is always free to tour.
For a full list of vendors and participants, go online to www.everettwa.org/default.aspx?ID=1228.
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