What’s Happening In The Cass Turnbull Garden

Gratitude for invaluable contributions

  • Kay Bullitt for offering the land for the garden
  • Margaret Bullitt for funding the survey, park benches and materials for construction of the north portion of the garden
  • 180 volunteers for their 8000+ hours of effort to date
  • Edmonds College Horticulture Program
  • UW Landscape Architecture Program

The Cass Turnbull Garden needs the continued support of volunteers…

  • attend monthly work parties to maintain the garden
  • plant care in the nursery as they await planting
  • hand-water plants until irrigation is in place
  • help with publicity and fund-raising
  • Provide legal help in establishing a Garden Foundation

Winter 2021: Daniel Winterbottom’s Landscape Architecture Students begin construction in the north portion of the garden

The garden as laboratory for Design-Build Studio students to learn:
  • fine grading for paths and stairways
  • cutting stone for terraces
  • laying cobbles and pavers
  • setting granite treads/risers for steps
  • cutting mahogany decking for seating caps
  • pouring concrete bases for railings and seating
  • fabricate and weld metal detailing
  • building gabions for retaining walls
  • constructing dry-stacked walls
  • amending soil and planting
  • designing and building outdoor sculpture


The Cass Turnbull Garden needs your help to raise $195,000 …

Thanks to contributions from scores of donors and two generous matching grants, we are well on our way to reaching our fundraising goal. 

As of November 23, 2021, we have raised over $191,000.

UW Landscape Architect Students, Winter 2021