First time visitors to the Good Shepherd Center are surprised to discover this oasis in the city. The Sisters of the Good Shepherd created this space in the Wallingford neighborhood as a refuge for girls from difficult backgrounds, to protect them from the outside world and allow them to grow into healthy women. For over 35 years the gardeners of Historic Seattle have maintained and enhanced that sense of refuge that allows visitors to relax and invites them to explore, learn, and become their best selves.
Join Lead Gardener Tara Macdonald for a leisurely walk through the Good Shepherd Center grounds to explore what was created by the sisters and the visionary gardeners since. Learn about the nun who requested exotic plant specimens from around the world; the first Historic Seattle gardener who envisioned creative collaboration for educational and artful urban farming and garden spaces; the plant collector who continued the nun’s work in building a rare and unusual plant collection and
revived the orchard as an inspiring demonstration site for the local horticulture community; and the present period of restoration that preserves the past and is guided by a growing ecological awareness.
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