Chimacum’s HJ Carroll Park is home to nearly 300 different species of native plants, all of which have been carefully cultivated over the last 20 years by a group of dedicated volunteers who …
Chimacum’s HJ Carroll Park is home to nearly 300 different species of native plants, all of which have been carefully cultivated over the last 20 years by a group of dedicated volunteers who are now hoping to get a little help from the public to ensure the garden’s future.
Landscape designer Linda Landkammer originally designed the Kul Kah Han Native Plant Garden two decades ago with a vision of inspiring a new generation of gardeners by featuring local native plants they could grow in their home gardens.
The garden is free to all visitors to the park and features an informational kiosk offering a map of the various species located throughout the garden’s eight separate plant communities.
Each species has an informational placard describing the plant, its needs, and the conditions in which it grows in the wild.
Now in their 80s, Landkammer, and acting co-director Robin Nye, are both retiring. And according to the pair, the time has come to pass the baton to a new generation of ecologically minded stewards.
The fundraising effort has set its goal at $20,000 and generated funds will go toward upkeep at the garden for at least the next five years and will assure some modest stipends for the staff working to maintain the space.
To donate to the Kul Kah Han Native Plant Garden, go to www.gofundme.com/f/save-the-
For more information on the garden, visit nativeplantgarden.org.