Sorticulture in Everett is the place for plants and art

The garden arts festival will celebrate its 20th year at Legion Memorial Park June 9-11.

THE ONLY THING as exciting as finding a spectacular new plant for your garden is scoring a magnificent, one-of-a-kind work of garden art, and the place to do both is at Sorticulture.

In its 20th year, the three-day garden arts festival is held in beautiful Legion Memorial Park, overlooking Port Gardner Bay in Everett. At the festival, you’ll find unique, handcrafted garden art by more than 100 regional artists: everything from classical to whimsical, including fountains, trellises, mosaics and sculptures.

The artists vary from year to year, but treasures I’ve brought home from past festivals include colorful glass flowers; a leaf-shaped bird bath; a number of cement and pottery statues (including separate busts of both ends of a pig); and, coolest of all, a scary concrete crocodile head…

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