With the challenges of Covid-19 – our Arboretum staff, board members and volunteers have looked for unique ways to inspire you in your garden and brighten up your day by sharing with you some of the most beautiful gardens in the Yakima area. Please consider making a donation today to support this work.



Episode 1 – Released 8/24

Michelle & Rob Wyles

The Wyle’s Tieton Estate garden is a hidden gem in our intermountain west region with exquisite garden rooms filled with Michelle’s incredible artwork and antiques, a collection of over 300 roses (including Oregon Trail Roses), and some brilliant problem solving for trouble spots in their landscape. Enjoy! 

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Episode 2 – Release Date 8/31

Ray Yates & Debra Kroon

Ray and Debra’s gorgeous pollinator garden is truly a paradise for butterflies and bees. Featuring an apiary, a wonderful selection of nectar rich flowers and some smart recycling, you’ll certainly enjoy this tour of their corner lot in Terrace Heights, Washington. No surprise that this “Pollinator Paradise” is registered as both a National Wildlife Habitat Garden and S.H.A.R.E. Landscape.

This episode is sponsored by Double R Honey Farms. Learn more by visiting https://doublerhoneyfarms.com/.

Learn more about creating your own “Pollinator Paradise” at https://www.nwf.org/garden-for-wildlife/certify and https://www.pollinator.org/share.

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Episode 3 – Release Date 9/7

Dave and Purna Rankin

Dave and Purna have created a garden designed for entertaining.  Filled with intimate garden rooms, exquisite hardscaping, inground pool, and Purna’s carefully curated plant collection, their garden invites you to sit and stay for a while.   

This episode is brought to you by Yellow Rose Nursery. Learn more about Yellow Rose at https://www.yellowrosenursery.com/.

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Episode 4 – Release Date 9/14

Debie Rankin

Debie’s cottage garden is a perfect example of what you can do in and around the historic districts of Central Yakima. With their unique topography, intimate spaces and the character of century old trees – we hope you’ll be inspired with the classic choices Debie has brought into her garden. 

This episode is brought to you by Moriet Miketa with Heritage Moultray Real Estate.  Learn more at https://morietmiketa.heritagemoultray.com/

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Episode 5 – Release Date 9/21

Rick Main & Kim Brewer

Rick and Kim’s east Selah Mediterranean style garden is full of exquisite plants and wild creativity. Their shared passions, Rick for plants and Kim for artwork, has created a masterpiece in garden design and thoughtful landscaping in a tough terrain. You won’t want to miss this conclusion to our tour! 

This episode is brought to you in part by Gilbert Cellars


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