Another of the Seattle garden's I visited on the NHS Board tour last August was that of Dr John Wott.
A former Director of the UW Arboretum I also know of Mr. Wott's garden through a friend, Preston Pew, who cared for this garden when he lived in Seattle.
It's obviously the garden of a plant lover.
The front garden was fairly small, and full of visitors. I decided to make my way down to the back garden, here's the narrow passageway...
Which I had a hard time moving along because I kept stopping to take photos along the way.
I mean how could I not?
Agave parryi twins.
Once down in the back garden the Musa basjoo reigned supreme.
There were several small pots tucked at its base, almost like gifts for those who notice the details.
The rest of the space was pretty amazing too...
Plus Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' and an unknown (no me) Mahonia.
Other garden visitors, for scale.
I really wanted to see what treasures were up on the deck, but that wasn't an open space.
Blooms and bananas...
I don't know what this is, but it's all sorts of cool.
That's a damn fine patch of Mahonia eurybracteata.
Am I right?
The huge bananas were joined by equally impressive Trachycarpus fortunei.
As well as Symphytum × uplandicum 'Axminster Gold' and flamingos!
Time to make my way back up those stairs to the upper/front garden.
Without irritating too many people by stopping along the way.
Back up top, what a great combination of Schefflera delavayi and Begonia 'Little Brother Montgomery'.
And that's the end of the Seattle private garden tours, for now.
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