Sorticulture Time in Everett

Every year there are a few “must-do” events in Everett. Here’s one of them…


Art unites with the garden as Everett’s 18th annual garden arts festival, Sorticulture, gets underway this weekend from June 12-14 at Legion Park.

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.

“Sorticulture is a great place to get ideas for creating or jazzing up your own outdoor environment,” said Lisa Newland, City of Everett cultural arts coordinator.

There will be an array of specialty gardening tools and other resources for gardeners to help create a backyard oasis. Ciscoe Morris of KING 5, among many other of the Northwest’s top gardening experts, will be on-hand to provide green-thumb tips and tricks to attendees.

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.

“You are sure to find the perfect, locally-grown plant for that spot in your yard,” Newland said. “We are also going to have a vast selection of accessories to make your garden dazzle.”

After a day of browsing amongst beautiful plants and unique garden art treasures, spend the afternoon relaxing in the wine garden, while enjoying live performances from bands such as the Gary Evans Collective, Patrick McHenry and the Winterlings, all from the Back Porch stage.

For any visitors who are considering pet adoption, take a trip over to the Everett Animal Shelter booth and take home a furry friend. Free daily kids’ activities include: paint a pot, plant a seed, face painting and even cast a vote for the best playhouse from Houses for Hope. Saturday only, kids are welcome to make a pine cone bird feeder.

Park for free at the Everett Community College North Broadway (901 N. Broadway) lot and ride Everett Transit to Legion Park, regular fares apply; for transit and event information go to Admission to Sorticulture is free.

2015 Schedule of Music & Speakers
Friday, June 12th
10:00 a.m. – noon: TBA
12:00 – 12:45 p.m.: Peter Ali, Native American Flutist (Music)
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Will Franz, Original Acoustic Pop-Folk (Music)
3:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Patrick McHenry, Jazzy Pop Rock (Music)
5:45 – 7:45 p.m.: Gary Evans Collective, Jazz, Blues & Pop, (Music)

Saturday, June 13th
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Zsofia Pasztor, Affordable Home-grown Veggies (Speaker)
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Woodland, High-octane Bluegrass (Music)
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.: The Tarantellas, Festive Italian Musicians (Strolling Music)
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Ciscoe Morris, Oh, La, La Plants for Containers and Q&A (speaker)
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.: JP Falcon Band, Rock, Reggae, Blues, Country & Jawaiian (Music)

Sunday, June 14th
10:00 a.m. – noon: Robbie Egelstad, Spanish Acoustic Guitar (Music)
12:15 – 2:15 p.m.: The Winterlings, Alternative Folk (Music)
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Jr. Geezer, Original Folk-rock (Music)

Time and event details:
•10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 12
•10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 13
•10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 14
•Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd. at West Marine View Drive in Everett, 98201
•Park at Everett Community College North Broadway lot and take the bus. Regular fares apply.
•For a full list of participants and more:

Sorticulture is proudly sponsored by: The Everett Herald, Everett Community College, KPLU and Rubatino

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