Friday, November 18, 2022

As we move into the holiday season, the refrain that pops into our head every year about now is, “Where has the year gone? The months have passed by in a flash.”

From a wet and colorful spring to an exceedingly warm and desert-like summer, to a fire-filled start to fall and hastening toward the cusp of winter, we now marvel at the clear, crisp beauty of the recent autumn days. As Albert Camus expressed it, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

As you prepare for the holidays, we hope you will think about how beautiful Queen Anne Avenue is with its twinkling lights, the camaraderie of holiday shopping, the warmth of being surrounded by friends and family, and the lovely gardens that add so much to the ambiance of the heart of our neighborhood.

When considering your year-end gift giving, we hope you will include the curb-side gardens by donating to Picture Perfect Queen Anne. Season after season, the gardens are always there to brighten our mood and remind us how near beauty is.


Denny, Ellen, Judy, Kathy, Laura, Margaret



Tuesday, May 31, 2022



You certainly GaveBIG on May 3rd and 4th!! Your generosity raised $17,711.00 for the gardens at Galer, Boston, and McGraw. The gardens are so fortunate to have neighbors who lavish TLC on them and are dedicated to keeping the heart of our hilltop neighborhood environmentally resilient, vibrant, and welcoming for all. 


A heartfelt thank you to the volunteers who came out for the spring garden work party on April 23rd...

...and to everyone from uphill and downhill on Queen Anne who worked hard to pull weeds and remove debris from the Galer Stairs, remove weeds from the tree wells on Boston alongside the laundromat, and pick up litter along Queen Anne Avenue from Galer to McGraw as part of One Seattle Day of Service on May 21st.

You are deeply rooted in our community!

Denny, Ellen, Judy, Kathy, Laura, Margaret




Wednesday, April 27, 2022



Children and adults joined the garden work party 
on April 23, 2022

We’re excited to be taking part in GiveBIG 2022. We want to make sure you have the information you need to GiveBIG for the gardens along Queen Anne Avenue at Galer, Boston, and McGraw.

Early giving is underway. You can click here to contribute now. Or you can GiveBIG using the same link on May 3-4.

Generous garden supporters Virginia Anderson, Beth Bunnell, Mary Cole, Mawan Kashkoush & Phoebe Brockman, Lori Kent & Tracy Wald, Stacy Lawson & Steve Sarkowsky, Jeff & Sharon Parker, Kathleen Stallings, Ann & Robert Stier, Denny Bird, Laura Corvi, Kathy & Tim King, Judy Massong, Ellen Monrad, and Margaret & Deems Okamoto will match your donation dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $7,500.00, so your gift immediately doubles in value!

Please let friends and family know that you’re GivingBIG to support the gardens and encourage them to GiveBIG, too.

The gardens depend upon us all to thrive. Your gift ensures that the Seattle Conservation Corps will truck water to the garden beds and water them during the summer months, and Marianna Clark will professionally maintain the beds year round.

When you GiveBIG, the gardens GiveBackBIG to us. Your support means the heart of our hilltop neighborhood, remains pedestrian- and family-friendly, environmentally resilient, vibrant, and welcoming.