On Sunday, October 4, visit Seattle’s historic orchards throughout the city. Each orchard is planning special activities, including cider pressings, historical tours, and more. Your self-guided tour will take you throughout Seattle’s neighborhoods to a hidden orchard, a former homestead, and other beautiful community sites.
Two orchards are in Wallingford: Good Shepherd Center / Meridian Playground and the Burke-Gilman Trail. Look for the pink balloons along the Burke-Gilman between the University Bridge and Northlake Place west of Gasworks. Get your map of the Burke-Gilman fruit trees at our tour table on the Trail between Sunnyside and Corliss.
Both Wallingford orchard tour locations will have apples to sample and walking tours of the fruit orchard. Kids can play orchard bingo for a chance to win fun prizes.
And, Sunday at 2 pm, Sound and Fury Morris Dancers will be performing at Meridian Park orchard, a personal favorite of the historic apple trees.
Freeway Estates Community Orchard is also a stop on the City Fruit orchard tour.
Talk to orchard experts to learn more about maintaining fruit trees in Seattle. Wallingford fruit trees received special attention this year and produced a record amount of pest-free apples. Or sign up to volunteer – fruit trees need love year-round.
To receive a map to tour orchards in the rest of the city, as well as businesses offering free goodies as part of the tour, purchase your ticket online or at the following locations:
- City People’s Garden Store – 2939 E Madison Street
- Whole Foods Roosevelt Square – 6401 12th Ave Northeast
City Fruit Membership Month Special – Become a City Fruit member at the Household level and get a free Family ticket to the Orchard & Harvest Tour! Choose the Membership Month Special option in the online checkout.