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Coenosium Gardens Farewell Tour

Coenosium Gardens - Eatonville, WA

We’ve all seen the preview in the Conifer Quarterly. Sadly, all great things must eventually come to an end. Bob Fincham, owner of Coenosium Gardens, and Founding Father of the American Conifer Society, recently announced his intent to sell his home and grounds in Eatonville, Washington, long-time site of Coenosium Gardens and “move to the city” for his retirement.


Bob Fincham points out features in an oriental-themed garden. “This isn’t a Japanese garden in the strictest sense,” he said. “It’s more Northwestern. It’s where we come to kick back and have a few beers.”

Photo by Sean Callahan


Many of us in the Western Region have Bob to thank for our start in our wonderful shared hobby. Thankfully, he’s offering to open the grounds for what could be the final tour through one of our country’s most important conifer collections. On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, starting at 10am, we’ll rendezvous at the garden for a few hours of touring, conifer talk and friendship. Bob’s also going to fire up the old barbecue pit for a weenie roast and light snacks. Here is where all the fun takes place:

Coenosium Gardens
4412 354th St E
Eatonville, WA 98328

A fantastic specimen of Picea omorika ‘Pendula Bruns’ gracing the top of an arbor at Coenosium Gardens. Photo courtesy of Will Fletcher


This event is free for all ACS members. One non-ACS guest per member is also welcome. The more the merrier. Hoping to see you all at Coenosium Gardens in May. Point of contact is David Olszyk, Western Regional President. For answers to any questions, please email him at


  1. David Olszyk commented

    I just spent a couple of hours visiting with Bob. Add hot dogs on the firepit and a plant sale to the mix. Indeed, it will be a very fun day.

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  2. Bob Fincham commented

    I have considerable plant inventory remaining that I cannot take with me. It will all be for sale @5$ for tree bands, $10 anything in a gallon, and $20 anything larger. No sales before or after the 6th of May at 10 AM and I cannot ship. Many rare conifers and a number of rare Fagus sylvatica. About 500 plants total available.

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