Address: 1007 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
Stewardship contacts: Carey Thornton
Types of fruit grown within this orchard: apple, crabapple, blueberry, plum.
Background and history:
Situated in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood, the 1.6-acre Bradner Gardens Park is home to a P-Patch as well as several demonstration gardens by Seattle Tilth, King County Master Gardeners, and WSU. Established in 1987, the site was formerly the Quinsite-Bradner Housing project, then a ball field and then a Seattle School District property. The park features a 33-foot tall century old vintage windmill, basketball courts, and several arbors designed by University of Washington architecture students. The gardens at Bradner are connected by a series of winding paths and a pavilion, and are 100 percent pesticide-free and volunteer maintained.
In addition to a historical apple tree, Bradner hosts an espalier apple along its southern fence and several columnar apples, a crabapple., blueberries, and a Jam Session plum.