The Big Leaf Valley is a fascinating place to visit at Meerkerk Gardens. Learn how the idea to showcase large leaf rhododendrons at the gardens took root by someone who was part of the project when it started.
Don Kohlenberger's class, "The History of the Big Leaf Valley," takes place from 10-11:30 a.m. July 23 at Meerkerk Gardens. Kohlenberger will share how Carl Jacobson’s vision and passion for big leaf rhododendrons transformed an overgrown ravine into an impressive setting for such varieties. Kohlenberger assisted Jacobson with the project from the outset in 1999.
The Big Leaf Valley class is one of two offerings on July 23 that are part of Meerkerk's 2022 Master Class Series. It will be followed by a “Summer Pruning” class from 1-2:30 p.m., taught by Martha and Ed Hollis.
Each class will be held at the Meerkerk House, 3531 Meerkerk Lane in Greenbank. Classes are $10 each with the cost also covering admission into the gardens. Sign up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendance is limited to the first 20 people who reserve a seat.