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The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour: The 60 Best Gardens to Visit in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia

By Donald Olson

Your must-visit list of Northwest gardens is finally organized and illustrated.


The Pacific Northwest is full of glorious public gardens, in addition to nurseries and garden centers with display gardens. But how many of them do you know?

The delightfully written Pacific Northwest Garden Tour takes you to sixty of the best gardens in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. With an easy-to-use format and enticing photographs, it's an indispensable companion to one of the lushest garden belts in North America, if not the world.

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, you’ll discover little-known gems and rediscover classic gardens—all of them filled with beauty, history, drama, and excitement.

Media reviews

"Your must-visit list of Northwest gardens is finally organized and illustrated."


"The book is one that any garden lover should own, and that includes just about anyone with the senses of sight and smell."

—Terry Richard, Oregonian

"A companion for plant lovers and Northwest explorers to revisit for many seasons to come. ... Olson's tours are the perfect blend of history, horticulture, and a trip to the art gallery."

—Brian Juenemann, Eugene Register-Guard

"You'll find not only a fine, concise introductory essay on the history of gardens in our region, but also photos, descriptions and details sure to lure you out to visit gardens new and familiar."

Seattle Times

"We're spoiled by beauty in the Pacific Northwest, and this book proves it. Travel writer Donald Olson offers his take on the 60 best gardens to visit in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia."

425 Magazine

About the author

Donald Olson

Donald Olson is a travel writer, novelist, and playwright with a longtime interest in gardens and gardening. His work has appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic, and other national publications, and he is the author of several travel guides. An avid gardener himself, Olson has been exploring the great gardens of Europe and the Pacific Northwest for many years. You can visit his website at donaldstevenolson.com.

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