2017 Passport

2017 Version Just released!

Now available exclusively through our members

This is the second year we've run this, and it is out just in time for the holidays.  Good for all of 2017!  Over $160 dollars in saving for the list price of $15.

This nifty discount brochure helps you find and use discounts at most of our members. Please bring it with you when you want to claim your discount

2017 passport   



Developed for staff, board members and volunteers from public gardens

Saturday, March 11 2017, 9:30am-4:30pm
Registration opens at 9:00am



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Paradise Garden at Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden


Workshop presentation:

Grant funding is important to any non-profit, but especially so for gardens who often struggle to obtain the funds needed to provide energetic and engaging programming, staffing, bed renovations, or capital improvements. This workshop will focus on the skills needed to be competitive grant writers and winners with a focus on public and non-profit garden organizations.

WendyMorganWendy Morgan, who is on the board of the workshop host garden, the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden and herself a grant writer, will be leading the workshop. The program will be interactive and focus on the lessons Wendy has learned from years of grant writing.

A human services planning consultant and grant writer, Wendy Morgan has served a number of terms on the Highline Botanical Garden Foundation board of directors since the inception of the organization in 1999. That year she also helped move the first plants that make up the garden from Elda Behm’s home.
Through the years, Morgan has been very active in South King County. She served on the Tukwila City Council in the 1980s, co-founded Widowed Information and Consultation Service (WICS) in 1974, and was the first Women’s Program Coordinator at Highline Community College and, from 1977 through 1984, the first Women’s Program Coordinator for King County.
Today, she serves on the City of SeaTac Hotel/Motel Tax Advisory Committee and the Garden Board. Morgan lives in SeaTac with her two cats, Willy and Nilly, and her dog, Snooks.

Registered participants will receive a handout with more workshop information and logistics via email before March 11, 2017. We will also provide a sheet of topics listed for discussion during the workshop. Please review, and come with your own questions and thought provoking ideas!


Registration is $70.00 for participants from gardens that are members of the Garden Conservancy Northwest Network or individual members of the Garden Conservancy; $85.00 for all others. PDF Icon smallDownload the registration form (498kb).

Registration fee includes the Saturday workshop, refreshments, lunch, and a tour of the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden. If you have any questions about registration or about your garden joining the GCNN, please contact Tanya DeMarsh-Dodson atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Invitation to the Steering Committee Meeting:

There will be a meeting of the GCNN Steering Committee on Friday, March 10. The meeting location has not been finalized but it will be near the workshop venue. The meeting will start at 4:00PM and run to about 6:00PM. We'll spend the time discussing the GCNN, future workshops and generating ideas for networking possibilities among our members.

All participants are invited to join us for this thought-provoking and fun discussion. Great refreshments served. Please contact Tanya DeMarsh-Dodson atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

After the Conference Information:

Some people have expressed interest in joining together for dinner after the conference ends at a local restaurant. If you would like to join the dinner party after the Spring 2017 conference please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can make the appropriate arrangements.

Additionally, please let us know if you are interested in doing a garden tour in the Seattle area on Sunday morning, March 12. If there is enough interest, we will put a tour together. Garden tour suggestions are welcome! Email you replies to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SeaTac Community CenterSeaTac Community Center
13735 24th Avenue South
SeaTac, WA 98168


If you are traveling south on I-5, take the Southcenter Exit, go right at the end of the exit. You are traveling due west on So 154th and you stay on that road past the Light Rail Station, across Highway 99, and continue to the north end of SeaTac International Airport, turn right on 24th Ave South (You will see a sign saying Botanical Garden), and continue 1 ½ miles north to 136th Avenue South, go left and left again at the stop sign. You will see the SeaTac Community Center on your left. Go ½ way around the circle and turn right into the community center. Or, you can turn left on 138th and park in the parking lot and walk around the building to the main entrance of the community center.

If you are going north on I-5, take the Southcenter exit, left fork and turn left going north of Southcenter Parkway. Stay in the left lane until you reach the signal at the north end of Southcenter Mall. Make a left onto Southcenter Boulevard, go straight west on 154th and follow the directions in the first paragraph to reach the Garden.

If you are traveling west into the Seattle area, take 405 south, and take the SeaTac Airport exit, west fork (left fork) of the exit and turn left on 154th going due west until you see the Botanical Garden sign and turn right on 24th Avenue South. See above for directions on 24th Avenue South.

Recommended lodging in the SeaTac area:

Local Lodging. A listing of local lodging and hotels can be found at www.Seattlesouthside.com

Tour of the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden:

A tour of the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden will be provided during one of our breaks in the workshop day. To learn more about the garden before your visit, please check out our website at www.highlinegarden.org.


Last update: 20 January, 2017