Sunday, November 28, 2021


PPQA has an incredibly devoted and hardworking crew of volunteers. You may have seen them in the gardens along Queen Anne Ave at Galer, Boston, and McGraw on Saturday morning, October 16th, digging deep to put in new plants, spreading compost and bark, pruning plants, picking up litter and sweeping gutters and sidewalks. We can’t tell you how good it felt to be together in-person and getting our hands into the garden soil after a one-year pandemic hiatus.

As Board member Denny Bird commented when all was said and done, “Honestly, this is the best the Galer gardens have looked in the last five years.”

Many thanks to all the amazing volunteers, to Starbucks and Safeway for providing beverages and to Seattle Public Utilities for equipping us with gloves, vests, and clean-up supplies as part of their Adopt-A-Street program.

Speaking of which, Picture Perfect Queen Anne has officially joined the Adopt-A-Street program as stewards of the Queen Anne Ave N streetscape from Galer to McGraw. We invite you to join in to keep the sidewalks clean in 2022.

Along with volunteers, PPQA is fortunate to have generous and dedicated donors who dig deep to ensure the gardens remain a vibrant and welcoming presence in the heart of our neighborhood.

Thank you to everyone who believes in and supports 
public spaces and beautiful places. 

Happy Holidays
Denny, Ellen, Judy, Kathy, Laura, Margaret



Wednesday, April 28, 2021




It takes a village to continually tend the gardens along Queen Anne Ave at Galer, Boston, and McGraw. We need You to giveBIG to nurture them so the heart of our neighborhood remains vibrant and welcoming.

As inspiration, generous neighbors---Jeff & Sharon Parker, Beth Bunnell, the Lawson-Sarkowsky Family, Unmesh Wankhede & K. R. Prabha, Maureen Frisch, Kathy & Tim King, and Lori Kent & Tracy Wald---will match your donation dollar for dollar, up to a total of $6,100, making your gift twice as valuable!!

You can preschedule your gift now or giveBIG on May 4-5 to help   


 to keep Queen Anne Ave picture perfect. 

Thank you!

Denny, Ellen, Judy, Kathy, Laura, Margaret

Friday, January 15, 2021

It's 15 days into a new year and already it feels like so much of great consequence has happened. We hope you are doing well and staying safe.



At the end of the meeting on December 2, 2020, the Design Review Board asked the 21 Boston Project team to return for a Second Recommendation Meeting.

To register for this virtual meeting, please use this link:

If you wish to join the meeting by phone, call 206-207-1700, Passcode 146 691 0786

Should you wish to comment on this project during the public comment period, you can register at beginning at 3:00pm the day of the meeting up until 5:30pm. You may need to copy this link into your browser.

Written comments will be accepted through Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Letters may be emailed to with a copy to City Planner Joseph Hurley at; or snail mailed to City of Seattle—SDCI—PRC , 700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000, PO Box 34019, Seattle WA 98124-4019.

Be sure to include Project No. 3034141-LU on all correspondence.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 
pictureperfectqa at gmail dot com.