Not since Chicago have I seen a city that used horticulture so effectively in the service of commerce. Chicago’s horticultural offerings span the whole downtown and Seattle’s efforts are perhaps less concentrated, but gardenbloggers visiting in August happened to congregate just blocks from the University Village shopping center, and were feted by the garden center there.
I wrote to the managers of University Village to praise their gardeners and ask for inspiring details about how much these gardens have helped business, but never got a response.
on September 20, 2011 at 8:13 am, in the category Shut Up and Dig.
Below, the gorgeous Ravenna Gardens.