Native Garden marks 50 years

Northwest Native Plant Garden at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma celebrated its 50th anniversary Aug. 9.
The garden has displayed and maintained native flora of the Pacific Northwest since 1964 on 1.5 acres that includes a water fall and a pond.
Metro Parks Tacoma and the Tacoma Garden Club hosted garden tours, a kids’ scavenger hunt and educational activities during the event that also included a dedication of the newly restored Mary’s Meadow in the heart of the garden. With help from a grant funded by Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, the meadow was officially named after Mary Williams, a former native garden volunteer.