Soos Creek Open House

Soos Creek Garden Path D. Twitty

The Soos Creek Botanical Garden Open House: The Soos Creek Botanical Garden in Auburn recently opened its gates to the public with a 2-day open house (July 16th & July 17th) which included access to 6 gardens, its history center, and a plant sale.

The garden, developed to be a stroll garden, is set on 22 acres and is the vision of a family who helped settle the Soos Creek Plateau area.


Soos Creek Garden Borders J. Twitty

Soos Creek Garden Borders J. Twitty

I was most impressed with two 500 foot long opposing borders with an expanse of lawn between them, the variety of the plantings especially those with sunny gold tones, the overall design including the garden room which allows visitors to sit in the peaceful setting, & the lily pond which could serve as inspiration for an impressionist painting.

The history center gives Kent/Covington residents the opportunity to learn how the area has developed since the 1880’s. While visiting the history center I learned that the land I’m currently living on was part of the John Matson dairy farm in the 1930’s.
This site would make a perfect field trip for Master Gardeners.


Soos Creek Garden Lily Pond D. Twitty

Soos Creek Garden Lily Pond D. Twitty

Contact information:
Soos Creek Botanical Garden
29308 132nd Avenue SE
Auburn, WA 98092



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