Silver Medal For the Apple of My Eye

Our 2018 Display Garden was designed by Sam Millar. This garden represented the dichotomy of major biomes in Washington state, from the drier and colder east to wetter and milder west. Our theme also played heavily on the longstanding college football rivalry between the Huskies and Cougars, with the garden title, “For the Apple of My Eye,” referring to the Apple Cup.

This garden showcased the glass sculpture work of Jesse Kelly Glass and featured an outdoor kitchen display provided by LUWA Luxury Products.

One of college football’s great cross-state rivalries, the “Apple Cup,” is celebrated in this multi-faceted garden. Though you won’t see gridiron highlights from players representing the Cougars or the Huskies, plant materials and rock types convey the dichotomy of our beautiful state, both on and off the playing field.

The urban style of the “Westside” showcases an outdoor kitchen surrounded by a dry-stack stone seating wall – the perfect space for entertaining. There’s a lowland valley transition, offering a representation of a football field with turf, flagstone inlays and large seat rocks.

Representing the Cascade Range, the garden’s center is elevated with rock formations and evergreen trees to draw the “rivalry line” within our state. Saluting “Eastside’s” agricultural output, a “Wheat Glass” sculptural arrangement symbolizes the rolling hills of the Palouse, punctuated with a millstone-inspired water feature.

A closer look reveals more subtle celebrations of your favorite team’s colors!

This garden was a good representation of how small spaces can share multiple styles.