Bradner Gardens Park: Our Best Kept Secret

Bradner Weather Vane

By Amanda Boyle, Events and Volunteer Manager

Seattle Tilth has 5 community learning gardens and 3 educational farms. One of the best kept secrets is Bradner Gardens Park. This quaint and colorful garden is situated in a cozy part of Seattle’s Mt. Baker neighborhood, where water and urban environments are a stone’s throw away, but the garden seems worlds apart.

Bradner Gardens Park showcases year-round vegetable gardening, raised beds, plants that attract beneficial insects, swale gardening, soil-building techniques and water-wise drip irrigation. You can learn a lot by walking around the garden. The garden features a bounty of art, creative arbors, a unique and beautiful pavilion and a prominent wind vane. All of this is set to an impressive backdrop of Seattle’s downtown cityscape.

Built in 2000, Bradner Gardens Park is a unique collaborative partnership between City of Seattle Parks Department, Seattle Tilth, Washington Native Plant Society, King County Master Gardeners, P-Patch and neighborhood residents. The garden is maintained by volunteers and is 100% organic.

Come get to know this  hidden gem by volunteering in the garden! Volunteers can learn our tricks for growing food, composting and managing a community garden. It’s great exercise, community service, a way to meet people with similar interests and a learning opportunity. Join us at our next volunteer orientation to learn how you can get involved.

Volunteer Orientation at Bradner Gardens Park

Wednesday, August 14, 6-7 p.m.
1730 Bradner Place S
Seattle, WA 98144

Please RSVP to Amanda at

Monday night is “Veggie Crew” from 5-8 p.m., where we harvest and donate produce to local food banks, while maintaining the beauty of the garden. Stop by and lend a hand!

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