2021 Garden Tour

It’s UP Garden Tour time!  Mark your calendars for May 15 and 16, Saturday and Sunday, from 11 am to 4 pm.  

Brought to you by the UP Historical Society, the garden tour is now in its 11th year of showcasing local gardens for your entertainment and enlightenment.

This year’s tour features five unique gardens and the Curran House, where the Historical Society is making great strides in creating a history museum for our community.  Plan to visit the Curran House and Orchard as part of your day.

Tour tickets are $25 each, but early bird tickets are $20 until May 1.

For Tickets please download and print 2021 Order Form.

Send completed form and check to:

University Place Historical Society

PO Box 65887

University Place, WA 98464

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Tickets are also available at Willow Tree Gardens and Interiors. After May 1, tickets are also available at Chirp & Co.  in Proctor and at Michael Morrison Sotheby’s International Realty, Proctor and Gig Harbor.

The Garden Tour’s major sponsors are Gray Lumber, Columbia Bank, Seattle Seahawks, Sotheby’s International Realty, UP Refuse and Recycling, and Deric Mazzuca & April Rogalski. 


We thank them as well as all our sponsors:

Suburban Opticians, Beach Tavern Inc, Hand & Stone Massage and Spa, Mr. Teller’s Mail Room, Portland Avenue Nursery, Sound Community Bank, UP Family Medicine, Atkins Chiropractic, Honest Estate Sales and JY Dental Group.

The UPHS also thanks our many individual donors.

Current Washington State COVID protocols will be observed.

2020 Garden Tour

View the seven magical gardens that were a part of this year’s virtual Garden Tour organized by the U.P. Historical Society. These virtual tours offer stunning ground and aerial views of each garden, as well as interviews with their owners and Pierce County Master Gardener Alice Dionne. From highly sculpted to informal by design, these gardens feature a variety of flora, water features, terracing and even a fairy or two.

Special thanks to each of our Garden Tour hosts who so graciously allowed us to sneak a peek at these magnificent spaces:


  • U.P. Historical Society’s Curran Apple Orchard

  • Dick and Patti Hutchison’s Terraced Gardens

  • Carole Henderson’s Japanese Garden

  • Linda Bird’s Fairy Garden

  • Dani Griswold’s 35 House 

  • Evonne and Sam Ryken’s “Secret Garden”

  • Howard Dempsey’s Memory Lane North

The response to this year’s free virtual tours has been outstanding. Thank you again to the generous sponsors who made it possible: Atkins Chiropractic, Columbia Bank, Gray Lumber Company, JK Tax Service, Inc., McCabe’s Automotive Specialists, Morrison House/Sotheby’s International Realty, Portland Avenue Nursery, Seattle Seahawks, Sound Community Bank, Suburban Opticians and U.P. Refuse & Recycling.

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