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April of 2014

Kuni's Garden: Then and Now

A presentation and discussion of the trees and plants used by Kuni  Mukai in creating her Original Garden and  what  vegetation remains by members of the Friends of Mukai Garden Committee. 

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Celebrating Vashon’s Japanese and agrarian heritage

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April 23, 2014

The Mukai Garden: A Friends of Mukai Program

Kuni's Garden: Then and Now

A program focused on Kuni Mukai’s historic landmark garden will be offered by Friends of Mukai at

7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23rd at the Vashon Maury Island Land Trust Building.  Friends of Mukai Garden Committee members Cindy Stockett and Karen Baer will present a slide/digital description and discussion about the unusual garden Kuni Mukai created to reflect her Japanese cultural heritage, and built with her husband, B.D., and son, Masahiro Mukai.


In 2012 the Mukai Garden Committee formed to study the Mukai Garden, determine what was originally there, what remains, and what would be needed to restore it.  Members Cindy Stockett and Karen Baer  will describe what they have discovered in their search for information about the plant choices Kuni made as she developed her historically significant garden, and what remains 86 years later. 


Both women are avid gardeners, members of Northwest Perennial Alliance, Vashon Maury Island Garden Club, and Northwest Horticultural Society.  Karen Baer, from a long tradition of estate gardeners in Scotland, Ireland and Canada, continues to refine her own unique Northwest garden.  Cindy and Steve Stockett’s award winning Froggsong Garden, widely visited by gardening enthusiasts, was featured in Fine Gardening, Better Homes and Gardening, Country Living, and Pacific Magazine.

 

The Friends of Mukai program is supported by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax Fund.  It is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.

 

Kuni's Garden 1940

Kuni's Garden 1940

 

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