Sorticulture – Everett’s Annual Garden Party is Back This Weekend

Gardens, Art and Music will be the focus at Legion Park this weekend

Sorticulture is back for its 15th year this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here’s the rundown of events…

 Art and nature are perfectly paired at Everett’s garden arts festival at
Legion Memorial Park – 145 Alverson Blvd at West Marine View Drive

Free Admission · 10 am-8 p.m. Fri, June 8 ·  10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat, June 9 ·  10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun, June 10

You can park free at the Everett Community College North Broadway lot and take the bus.  Regular fares apply.

For transit, event information, a full list of participants, and more visit

See below for entertainment schedule and 2012 Sorticulture Artist information.

Now in its 15th year, Sorticulture is a celebration of creative outdoor living, featuring hand-crafted art for the garden, rare plants from specialty nurseries, display gardens and fun projects for the kids, all in the beautiful arboretum setting of Legion Park in north Everett.  Soak up hundreds of ideas for creating your own dynamic outdoor environment.

At Sorticulture, discover the perfect complement for your garden: sculptures, water features, trellises, rustic furniture, unique birdhouses, stepping-stones, eye-catching glass art for the outdoors and much more.  Find the perfect new locally grown plant for that spot in your yard. New this year, check out artisan lighting for your garden, sheds and chicken coops made from recycled materials and repurposed scuba tanks become melodic bells for your outdoor living room.

Pick up green-thumb tips and tricks from the northwest’s top gardening experts, including KING 5’s Ciscoe Morris Saturday, at 2 pm.
After a day of browsing amongst the display gardens and unique garden art treasures, spend the afternoon relaxing in the wine garden, enjoying live music performed by bands including Nettle Honey and Spoonshine from the Back Porch Stage.

Sorticulture 2012 Entertainment Schedule

Friday, June 8

10 am-noon Music  –  Paul Roberts & Dennis Griffiths, Folk Rock

 12:30-2:30 pm Speaker  –  Laura Faley Urban Chickens

3:00-5:00 pm Music  –  Eric Miller Band Alt-Country infused Folk-Jazz

5:30    Best of Show Display Garden and Vendor Booth will be announced

5:30-7:30 pm Music  –  Nettle Honey Raging PNW Stringband

Saturday, June 9

10:30-noon Speaker  –  Barry Hoffer Japanese Maples in the PNW Landscape

12:30-1:30 pm  Speakers  –  Various Local ExpertsGardening with a Purpose

2-3:30 pm Speaker  –  Ciscoe Morris Incredible Plants and How to Care for Them Q & A

4-6 pm Music  –  Spoonshine Rockin’ Americana Roots

Sunday, June 10

10:30 am-12:30 pm Music  –  Matthew Meldon Acoustic Americana guitar

1-2 pm Music  –  Voices Northwest Double Barbershop Quartet

2:15-3 pm Music  –  North End Jazz Quintet, Classic Jazz

3:15-4 pm Music  –  Peter Ali, Native American Flutist

Sponsors The Everett Herald, Everett Community College, KPLU and the City of Everett.


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