The Grey Whale Garden spouts grass from its mosaic body, swimming and partially submerged in the ground. Steve Roche, Clare Dohna, Elaine Summers, and Anthony Kaufmann created the creature, helped by numerous volunteers, in the Children’s Garden of Magnuson Park’s Magnuson Community Garden, Seattle, Washington. The Starbucks Neighborhood Parks Grant funded the project. The Children’s garden was designed and inspired by children of local neighborhoods, and 400 volunteers created the ideas (City of Seattle 1995 – 2008; Magnuson Community Garden and Seattle Parks and Recreation (Exhibit Sign) 2007).
Grey Whale Garden
The Grey Whale Garden is one of my favorite places in Magnuson Park, and there’s a lot of cool stuff there. But, let’s face it: a mosaic whale whose eye greets you when you walk into the garden takes the cake. Below are photos.
Eye of Grey Whale Garden
Spout with Tail in Grey Whale Garden
Grey Whale Garden Tail
Whale Tail by Shari Maria Silverman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Grey Whale Garden Mosaic Close-up
More information on the Magnuson Children’s Garden
City of Seattle
1995 – 2008 Children’s Garden in Magnuson Community Garden. Seattle.gov (unknown post date). Electronic document, http://www.seattle.gov/magnusongarden/Child/Childrens.htm, accessed April 25, 2013.
Magnuson Community Garden and Seattle Parks and Recreation
2007 Grey Whale Sculpture. Magnuson Community Garden. Exhibit Sign.
Grey Whale Garden in Magnuson Park, Seattle by Shari Maria Silverman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.