May 29, 2013
For Immediate Release Contact: Kate Reardon
Public Information Director
425-257-8687 or cell 425-418-0936
Sorticulture festival June 7-9
Art and nature are perfectly paired at Everett’s garden arts festival
EVERETT – Sorticulture, Everett’s Garden Arts Festival, unites art and the garden at Legion Park June 7, 8, and 9.
Now in its 16th year, Sorticulture is a celebration of creative outdoor living, featuring hand-crafted art for the garden, rare plants from specialty nurseries, display gardens and fun projects for the kids, all in the beautiful arboretum setting of Legion Park in north Everett. Soak up hundreds of ideas for creating your own dynamic outdoor environment.
At Sorticulture, discover the perfect complement for your garden: sculptures, water features, trellises, rustic furniture, unique birdhouses, stepping stones, eye-catching glass art for the outdoors and much more. Find the perfect new locally-grown plant for that spot in your yard. To help you create a backyard oasis check out an array of specialty gardening tools and other resources for gardeners.
Pick up green-thumb tips and tricks from the Northwest’s top gardening experts, including KING 5's Ciscoe Morris, Saturday at 2 pm.
After a day of browsing amongst beautiful plants and unique garden art treasures, spend the afternoon relaxing in the wine garden, enjoying live music performed by bands including Blvd Park and Impossible Bird from the Back Porch stage.
Consider adopting a pet and visit the Everett Animal Shelter in booth #64.
Free kid’s activities include: paint a pot, plant a seed, face painting and a wandering balloon artist.
Park for free at Everett Community College North Broadway lot and ride Everett Transit to Legion Park, regular fares apply; for transit and event information go to enjoyEverertt.org. Admission to Sorticulture is free.
Sponsors The Everett Herald, Everett Community College, KPLU, and the City of Everett.
2013 Entertainment & Special Guests
Friday, June 7 - 10 AM – 8 PM
10 am – Noon Music Ranger & the Re-Arrangers, Gypsy Jazz/Swing
12:30 – 1:30 pm Speaker Zsofia Pastor, Urban Farming
2:00- 3:30 pm Music A Well Known Stranger, String Strummin’ Goodness
4:00 - 5:00 pm Speaker Steve Smith Happy Hour with the Whistlin’ Gardener
5:30 – 7:30 pm Music Blvd Park, Harmonious Americana
Saturday, June 8 - 10 AM – 6 PM
10 am – noon Music Pickled Okra, Old School Bluegrass
12:30 – 1:30 pm Speaker Barry Hoffer, Pruning Japanese Maples from an Arborist’s Point of View
1:00 – 3:00 pm Music The Tarantellas, Festive Italian Strolling Musicians
2-3:30 pm Speaker Ciscoe Morris, Exciting Plants for the Summer Garden, Q & A
4:00 – 6:00 pm Music Impossible Bird, Upbeat Alt-Folk
Sunday, June 9 - 10 AM – 4 PM
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Music Peter Ali, Native American Flutist
12:30 – 2:00 pm Music Ali Marcus, Americana Folk Singer
2:30 – 4:00 pm Music Jr. Geezer, Original Folk Rock
• 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, June 7
• 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June 8
• 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 9
• Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd. at West Marine View Drive in Everett, 98201
• Park at Everett Community College North Broadway lot and take the bus. Regular fares apply.
• For a full list of participants and more: enjoyEverett.org