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.
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.
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.
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.
Labor of Love, from the Stranger
SuperNaturale: Rock of Ages (lots more photos)