Summer Blooms at Point Defiance Park Gardens

Wow! Such spectacular blooms and colors can be viewed right now at the Point Defiance Park floral gardens in Tacoma, Washington. The Rose garden, Fuchsia garden, Dahlia garden, and main gardens are all at their peak bloom. Below you will find images of a sampling of the many varieties of flowers in the gardens.

Snapdragons and Blue Salvia

An assortment of Zinnias

White Snapdragon flower

More Snapdragons

Lacecap Hydrangea

Nicotiana (Tobacco Plant)


Lacecap Hydrangea and Variegated Hosta

Acanthus (Bear’s Breech)

Ligularia (Leopard Plant)

Russian Sage and Black Eyed Susans

The Rose garden is just magnificent! I have overheard visitors from all over claim they have never seen such beautiful roses. Here are some examples of what you may see.

It’s definitely worth the drive to Tacoma to visit the gardens! I strongly suggest visiting during a weekday, as the weekends are crowded with private parties and weddings this time of year. Parking is limited and fills quickly. The gardens are free to everyone to visit.


All images property of Peggy A Thompson

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5 Responses to Summer Blooms at Point Defiance Park Gardens

  1. A beautiful splash of colours.

  2. Gunta says:

    Truly magnificent! Summer’s last gasp so to speak. Such an amazing display. We’re so dry down here that there isn’t much blooming. I worry about the hummingbirds and the insects. I may have to break down and do a hummer feeder.

    • Thank you! We’ve been gasping for fresh air this week. Air quality has been rated as “very unhealthy” to “hazardous” in some areas from all the wildfire smoke pouring from in BC, Canada. We’ve never had it this bad before! Some scientists are warning this could become routine during future summers. I hope not! A lot of plants and trees are stressed from the extreme heat and dryness this summer and are losing their leaves early. I’m surprised that the flower gardens in the park are doing so well. But then again, they get watered every day and are pampered. Our smoky air is supposed to start clearing up, starting tomorrow, with a westerly flow of marine air to push out the smoke. Temperatures will drop dramatically and we might even see a sprinkle or two over the weekend. Next week looks good, so far.

  3. tonytomeo says:

    Oh, I did not know that Point Defiance was right there in Tacoma. I know the name, but I thought it was somewhere I had been, like Point Disappointment.

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