Open Days, Water feature, Woodland
Located on a ridge above the Orting Valley, the Paulsen Garden encompasses many garden styles while retaining a quintessentially Pacific Northwest feel. Visitors are welcomed by a sunny pergola, pond, and waterfall before descending a stairway leading to a peaceful shade garden with an Asian flair. In the back garden, colorful tropicals by the pool offer a contrast to the more muted palette surrounding the woodland pond. Flagstone paths and stone terraces connect the various garden rooms, which feature mature conifers, Japanese maples and a fun mix of rare and unusual plants. Benches and other seating areas are tucked into many spots around the garden to relax and take in the beautiful views of Mt. Rainier and the Cascades.
Directions: From SR 512: Take the SR 161/Eatonville exit. Head south on Meridian and turn left onto 37th Ave E (which becomes 39th). Drive 1.7 miles and turn right onto Shaw Road. Drive 0.6 mile to stoplight and turn left onto 122nd St E. Drive 0.3 mile and turn right onto 133rd Ave E. Drive 0.4 mile and take the first left onto 129th St E. Proceed straight to Tahoma Vista Estates and bear right into cul-de-sac to 12915 (first house on the left). There is plenty of parking in the cul-de-sac and along the street.
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 is a new garden
- This garden allows photography