Summer’s always beautiful in Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, Washington. If you love flowers, you can take your choice as to which garden you want to enjoy. There are several located just within the park’s entrance, and all of them are connected to each other, except for the Native Garden. And now with the new traffic circle just completed at the entrance of the park, traffic flow has greatly improved and is safer for both cars and pedestrians entering and leaving the park. And as always, visiting the park is free!
Below are some photos of flowers in the garden that I took within the past week.
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Zinnias
Zinnia and Sweet Alyssums
Golden Leaf Fuchsias
Acanthus and Japanese Painted Fern
Pink Zinnia and Eryngium (Sea Holly)
Black and Blue Salvia
Black Leaf Dahlia
Rose Mallow Hibiscus
More flower varieties will be blooming throughout the season. Come visit Point Defiance Park this summer! There is something for everyone! There is a zoo and aquarium, hiking trails, a marina, a walking beach, kayaking, tennis courts, Fort Nisqually, and, of course, picnic areas.
All images property of Peggy A Thompson