Garden Dialogues 2021: Mercer Island, WA

Garden Dialogues

Garden Dialogues 2021: Mercer Island, WA

Garden Dialogues 2021: Mercer Island, WA
Jun 12, 2021
Mercer Island, WA
United States

All events will be subject to local guidelines on gatherings. Face coverings will be required at all events and need to be provided by the attendees. Events have been planned to optimize social distancing. Attendance is limited to 25 people, not only to maximize the safety of those attending but to promote an intimate learning experience. If this event needs to be postponed to comply with local ordinances, registrants will be notified directly.


Hired on the spot in 2012, Allworth Design was tasked with creating a design to bring cohesion, functionality, and beauty to five adjoining properties on the Mercer Island shoreline in Washington. The original house, designed by Jim Olson of Olson Kundig Architects, was remodeled by Susan Desko Architects, and new structures were added, including sports-car and entertainment pavilions. The landscape, which accommodates functions for social gatherings, large and small, includes an upper pavilion and great lawn that serve as gathering space, in addition to an outdoor fireplace, beach fire pit, bocce court, water features, a hot tub, cold plunge pool, and the owner’s sculpture collection installed throughout the property.

Mercer Island, WA - Photo courtesy Allworth Design, 2017

This three-acre property features extensive landscape plantings, including the introduction of mature tree specimens, specifically evergreen magnolia, excelsa cedar, kousa dogwood, ginkgo, and Japanese black pine. Large existing Japanese maples were transplanted to new locations throughout the property, and lower plantings were used in drifts and masses to achieve painterly affects. Project installation occurred over a period of four years.

This Garden Dialogue will be led by Randy Allworth and Brian Gregory, the project's landscape architects.

1.5 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees.

Refund Policy
Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:
Up to two (2) weeks in advance: 90% (Deduction represents administrative processing fees)
Less than two (2) weeks in advance but up to seven (7) days prior: 70%
No refunds will be made for cancellations seven (7) days prior to event
No refunds will be made for “No Shows” (a person who registers for a program but who does not cancel registration or attend the program).
Refunds will be processed as they are received or after the conclusion of the program, depending on the program date and when cancellation occurs. Refunds may take five (5) to seven (7) business days to process.

10:30 AM - 12:00PM
Mercer Island Project
Mercer Island, WA 98040
United States