Rainier Beach Community Center Learning Garden

Address: 8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118


Types of fruit grown within this orchard: apple, crabapple, pear, plum, blueberry, fig. 


Background and history: 

“The Rainier Beach Learning Garden was created in August, 2009, from the work of 50 dedicated volunteers and a local landscape design firm.  Parents, students, teachers, and community supports came out to build raised beds that have been supporting garden education ever since” (Tilth Alliance, 2022).


The garden is home to a small orchard of relatively young fruit trees (majority planted in 2012), including apple, crabapple, pear, plum, blueberry, and fig (two figs planted in 2021).  The fruit trees run the northern length of the community center’s tennis courts. 

(Image description: Two fig saplings were planted at the orchard in 2022 by a team from City Fruit and Beet Box Seattle.)
(Image description: three volunteers posing in front of the tennis courts.)