Get some inspiration and know-how at Clark County’s annual tour of its greenest residential gardens and yards, set for Sunday.
Twelve local gardens that have been maintained using earth-friendly techniques will be open for public exploration and explanation. Learn about native plants, lawn alternatives, water conservation, growing food, eliminating pesticides and herbicides, and attracting pollinators directly from the homeowners who have done the work and enjoyed the results.
The free, self-guided Natural Garden Tour is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Booklets with the tour map and full details can be downloaded from the Clark County Green Neighbors website at ClarkGreenNeighbors.org/gardentour, or found at:
• Backyard Bird Shop, 8101 N.E. Parkway Drive, Vancouver
• Cascade Greenhouse, 6005 N.E. 139th St., Vancouver
• Chapman’s Greenhouse and Nursery, 14002 N.E. 117th Ave., Brush Prairie
• 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St., Hazel Dell (8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday)
• Hidden Gardens Nursery, 4345 N.W. 16th Ave., Camas
• Shorty’s Garden & Home, 10006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver and 705 N.E. 199th St., Ridgefield
• Vintage Books, 6613 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver
• Yard N’ Garden Land, 1501 N.E. 102nd St., Hazel Dell
• Wildlife Botanical Gardens, 11000 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie
More than 750 people made 1,200 visits to the 12 household gardens during the 2018 tour, according to sponsor Clark County Public Health.