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EXPLORING XERISCAPING: A COMPREHENSIVE JOURNEY

A garden tour and talk with Bryon Jones, lead horticulturist at The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma

Thursday, May 16th 10am-12pm
Pacific Rim Plaza, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA

Registration is closed.

Members: $50
Non-Members: $100

Take a botanical garden tour at the xeriscape gardens with passionate plantsman, Bryon Jones and be awed by the power of plants, at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

Man in lush garden speaking to three other people.
Photos used with permission from Byron Jones and The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

Bryon Jones, horticulturist and arborist for The Tacoma Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium will guide us through the specialty gardens at the zoo while sharing expert insight, strategies, and professional guidance on how to develop a xeriscaping and drought-tolerant garden effectively, and creatively, in the maritime PNW.

Plants in desert.

Explore palm trees, bamboos, hardy bananas, cacti, succulents and a multitude of flowering perennials with this consummate and knowledgeable host. Bryon has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Washington, a BA degree in psychology from Portland State University and is an ISA Certified Arborist.

Registration is opened for our first in-person offering of 2024. Grab a colleague and carpool to the South Sound for this very informative morning in the zoo garden. The registration price includes a pass into the zoo and other gardens for the day.

1 APLD CEU, 2 CEUs for CPH and EcoPro

For questions please contact Claire Hanna at claire@relish-gardens.com

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Refund Policy - In the event that APLDWA has to cancel any APLDWA sponsored event for any reason, we will provide upon request, refunds to the maximum extent possible. Attendee refunds will be available, upon request, if the cancellation is made no later than one week in advance of the event.