2017 Opening Night Auction Preview
Here is just a sampling of the unique, nature-inspired experiences that you’ll be able to bid on during the live and silent auction portions of our Opening Night Party at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show on Tuesday, February 21.
A Tour of Ciscoe’s Private Garden
Ciscoe Morris will lead you and nine of your friends on a tour of his private Northeast Seattle garden. He will answer your garden questions as you walk around. And to ensure that you enjoy his stories, he will start the tour with a glass of wine. Afterwards, sit and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, while chatting with a local horticultural legend!
Tour must be redeemed in 2017, in June, July, or August. Date to be agreed on with Ciscoe.
Generously donated by Mary and Ciscoe Morris.
Two-Night Treehouse Adventure
Escape for two nights to a magical private treehouse near a tidal strait on Port Orchard Bay. A stunning refuge—held aloft by two Western red cedars—it floats 30 feet above the ground. It was built by nationally renowned treehouse builder Peter Nelson. The two-night stay is for adults only and includes the optional use of a fully-equipped beach cabin as a base-camp. Also included is a complimentary copy of Peter Nelson’s book Treehouses.
Maximum of four adults; visit to be scheduled on mutually-agreeable dates within one year. Standard liability release form signed upon arrival.
Generously donated by Paul & Heidi Danilchik.
Value: Minimum bid $1,000.
Icicle Creek Luncheon and Wildflower Hike
Enjoy a full day’s outing to a fabulous mountain house perched on the side of a cliff along Icicle Creek Canyon, near Leavenworth, in the Central Cascades. A wildflower hike, led by native plant expert Randall Hitchin, includes options for elevation gain and stunning views of the canyon and its jagged peaks or a leisurely ramble to photograph plants and wildlife. Work up an appetite for a multi-course luncheon, served at different vantage points on the Wyatt’s unique property. Views everywhere!
Hike and luncheon scheduled for May 10, 2017.
Generously donated by Jenny and Scott Wyatt.
Value: $150 per person; 10 spots available.
Kachess Lake Log Cabin Stay
Explore the Cascades with a week in a lovely log cabin on the shores of scenic Kachess Lake, just east of Snoqualmie Pass. The cabin sleeps ten people in two bedrooms, and offers two full bathrooms and a full kitchen. Enjoy swimming, hiking, playing games, and relaxing in the hammocks. Motorboats and fishing are allowed on lake; a fishing license is required to fish.
On a mutually agreeable date in June or September, 2017.
Generously donated by Bob and Carolyn Kitchell.