Ernie & Julia Graham Garden

Ernie & Julia Graham Garden

Puyallup, WA
Open Days, Organic, Edibles, Water feature, Container gardens, Woodland

Situated on a sloped acre looking out to Mt. Rainier, this peaceful award-winning garden focuses on foliage color, texture, and contrast. Paths lead visitors through several distinct areas: a tranquil woodland featuring Japanese maples and other plantings native to the Pacific Northwest and Asia; a colorful poolside container garden; a purple and black courtyard; Ernie’s vegetable garden; and eclectic spaces in between. Water features, seating areas, and metal and glass garden art are spotted throughout. The garden is a wildlife sanctuary organically maintained solely by its owners. It is a mature garden, although always undergoing redesign here and there.

Directions: From I-405, take the Auburn exit heading south on Route 167/ Valley Freeway. Go south past Auburn. Exit right at the Sumner/Yakima exit onto Route 410. Go about a mile to the Orting/Valley Avenue exit. Turn right and go south toward Orting for about 3 miles. Turn right onto Military Road East and head up the hill. Part way up the hill, turn right again at the Military Road East sign and proceed uphill to 13715. Please use parking strip outside of fence.

From I-5 south of Tacoma, go east on Route 512 for about 10 miles. Take the Eatonville Exit, veering right onto Meridian. Turn left onto 37th Avenue East (which becomes 39th). Go about 1 mile to end of road, then turn right onto Shaw Road. Proceed about 0.75 mile to stoplight (gas station on corner), then turn left onto 122nd Street East. Go about 0.25 mile, then turn left onto Military Road East to 13715.

Open Days 2019: June 16
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to this garden is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free.

Don't forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.
Nonmembers get 6 visits for the price of 5 with advanced ticket book purchase.  
Members get 50% off ONLY by purchasing ticket books in advance.

  • This garden allows photography

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