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May
6
2017

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 Garden,s 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 in Eatonville for a few hours of touring, conifer talk and friendship. Food and refreshments are still to be worked out, so watch this space as details develop.

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 david.olszyk@gmail.com.

 

  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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