Cass Turnbull Garden

Cass Turnbull Garden on Capitol Hill in Seattle

In the spring of 2017, after attending Cass Turnbull’s moving memorial service, Ashley Bullitt made the generous suggestion to PlantAmnesty that a Cass Turnbull Garden could be created on a piece of her family’s large property on Capitol Hill in Seattle.  Eventually the Seattle Parks Department will take over the entire Bullitt property, including overseeing the Cass Turnbull Garden.  PlantAmnesty, thrilled and grateful, is tasked with clearing the land and procuring funding for the design and installation of the garden.

PlantAmnesty volunteers have spent hundreds of hours moving brush, logs, trash, and other material from the site.  Volunteer designers have met and have come up with a schematic garden design.  Click the links below for more information.

History of the Cass Turnbull Garden

Cass Turnbull Garden Plan: Summer 2020

Watch us work!

Work Party Progress Reports

Cass Turnbull Garden Video!

Cass Turnbull Garden Benches

PlantAmnesty is very grateful to CalPortland for the donation of 20 yards of fine gravel to serve as the base for critical hardscape projects in the Cass Turnbull Garden, including an ADA path, a set of granite stairs, two garden overlooks, dry stack walls, and a contemplative space in the garden’s northwest corner. Jim Pettis from CalPortland was very helpful in arranging this generous donation.