About Us

About Us

Picture Perfect Queen Anne (PPQA) is a volunteer-powered grassroots neighborhood organization. Through the combined efforts of Queen Anne neighbors (both residents and businesses) and with funding from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and the Office of Economic Development, the streetscape project began revitalizing the public sidewalk area of Queen Anne Avenue N from Galer to McGraw. Our goal in 2005, as now, is a pedestrian and family-friendly, safe and vibrant main street that everyone in our community will enjoy.

When we initiated the streetscape project, this is what the intersections at Queen Anne Avenue N at Galer and at McGraw Streets looked like:

Thanks to the hard work and support of neighbors like you, this is what these intersections look like today:

The City does not take care of these public gardens. Picture Perfect Queen Anne relies on the generosity of private donors to keep these gardens professionally watered and maintained.

The gardens along Queen Anne Avenue at Galer, Boston, and McGraw are key components of the Streetscape Plan to keep the commercial area inviting. Queen Anne firms Land2c Landscape Architecture and Virginia Hand Design donated the garden designs to the community. Land2C also donated the design for the new gardens flanking the Galer Stairs and provides ongoing landscape guidance.

Your ongoing support means the gardens will continue to bring beauty to our community for years to come; and will allow us to take on new streetscape projects proposed by the neighborhood in Queen AnneAvenue Streetscape Master Plan.

Board of Directors

Clockwise from Front Row Left: Laura Day, Sheila Callahan (Treasurer),
Wayne Winder, Ellen Monrad (Vice President),
Margaret Okamoto (President), Kathy King (Secretary)

Board Documents

Where are the Gardens that we maintain?

This map shows the location of the gardens on QA Avenue that PPQA maintains. Click the image to open an interactive map in a new window.

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