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Good Shepherd Center Garden History Tour

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | All Events (see all)

About this Program:

“Besides being a greatly appreciated green space and a cool building, this historic site has a story to tell…indeed it has many stories to tell.” On this virtual visit with Historic Seattle’s Lead Gardener Tara Macdonald, learn more about the history of the Good Shepherd Center and its grounds.

About the Speaker:

Tara Macdonald is the Lead Gardener at the historic Good Shepherd Center. She has a BA in political science, has been gardening professionally for 18 years, and has worked with plants and forests since 1995. Her love for plants, public lands, and history has made her nearly 7 years with Historic Seattle seem like a custom fit.

Before joining Historic Seattle, she ran her own landscape gardening business in Missoula, MT. She moved to Seattle to take advantage of the incredible diversity of plants that can grow in the region and the always impressive gardening community.

Click here for the PowerPoint version of this presentation.

Additional Reading:

The Good Shepherd Center | Fostering Community & Sense of Place

Behind the Garden Walls | A Glimpse into the Allure and Surprise of the Good Shepherd Center


This virtual program is made possible by these 2020 Education Program Sponsors & Historic Seattle’s Lawrence Kreisman Historic Preservation Education Fund.

Underwriting Partners: Bassetti Architects | Bennett Properties

Sustaining Partners: Lydig Construction | Marvin Anderson Architects | Pacifica Law Group

Presenting Partners: Bear Wood Windows | Beneficial State Bank | Bricklin & Newman | BuildingWork | Chosen Wood Window Maintenance, Inc. | Clifton Larson Allen LLP | Coughlin Porter Lundeen | J.A.S. Design Build | National Trust Insurance Services | Northwest Vernacular | RAFN Company | Ron Wright Associates / Architects | SHKS | SMR Architects | Swenson Say Fagét | Tonkin Architecture | Tru Mechanical | Weinstein A+U | ZGF Architects

With additional support from 


June 10, 2020 @ 12:00 am
June 15, 2020 @ 11:59 pm
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