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Going native: Demo Garden getting spruced up

Boy Scout creates signs to explain what's being planted


Last updated 3/15/2022 at 1:24pm

Brian Soergel

Susie Schaefer is the main force behind the updating of the Demo Garden in Edmonds.

Its official name is the Edmonds Wildlife Habitat & Native Plant Demonstration Garden.

Locals know it as the Demo Garden, which opened in April 2010 at 95 Pine St.

It's locals – and one enterprising Boy Scout – who are now beautifying the garden, making paths more accessible to the public, and emphasizing native plants.

The garden highlights various ways anyone can enhance their backyard to become a wildlife habitat sanctuary and part of an overall City-wide habitat corridor. The garden is host to various plant species native to the state. Plant lists and other habitat-related info...

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