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Walker Rock Garden

Walker Rock Garden

Tucked into a quiet neighborhood in West Seattle is a little post-WWII bungalow on a gently sloped lot, that features what has become a Mother’s Day tradition for many families in the area, a visit to the Walker Rock Garden.

Walker Rock Garden 1

Boeing mechanic Milton Walker (with the help and encouragement of his wife, Florence) spent 20 years transforming his yard into a whimsical and magical world of stone. Countless thousands of rocks (large and small) have been cut and fitted into colorful arches, a miniature mountain range and an 18-foot tower, among other things.

We’ve featured the Walker Rock Garden in Seattle here before on Unusual Life. Here’s a jodavideo taken recently when we revisited there.

Read more about the Walker Rock Garden here.

Milton and Florence have since passed away, but their family maintains the garden, which is open to the public noon-5 p.m. on Mother’s Day and Sundays June-Labor Day.

Walker Rock Garden 2

If you’d like to see it other times, call 206-935-3036. It’s located at 5407 37th Ave. S.W. in Seattle, WA 98136.

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