Touring the Trees of Meerkerk - Whidbey
A stroll through Meerkerk Gardens delights the senses with the huge colorful blooms of the rhododendrons, but look closely and you will see the backdrop of trees that show off the shrubs to their best potential. A unique perspective on Meerkerk Gardens will be provided by focusing on the trees in the garden. We will begin in the historic Meerkerk House with a presentation on the types of trees you will see, how to use botanical names to identify them, and facts about their characteristics. The presentation will be followed by a tour of Meerkerk that highlights the trees and their relationship to the plants around them, including the rhododendrons in bloom at the time. The Practical Session is co-taught with June Davis.