Creating lush, inviting spaces
The Langley Centennial Garden at City Hall features varieties of edibles from lettuce, peas, and beans to artichokes, figs, apples and tomatoes. Many plants are heirloom or unusual varieties donated yearly by Log House Plants. Designed by volunteers, Cathy Waymire-Rooks and Val Easton, the garden features a pollinator pathway promenade, a bean teepee and other visually, yet practical groupings. Sculpture by artists Nick Lyle and Jean Whitesavage support the climbing plants and provide pleasing visual art.
Come pick fruit and vegetables from the City Hall Edible garden, enjoy some rare and unusual plant varieties in the Second Street bump-out gardens, and colorful hanging baskets on First Street.
The bump-out gardens along Second Street were designed, planted and maintained by Langley Main Street volunteers and summer interns. Many feature edible plants, like strawberries, blueberries and herbs. The public is invited to come pick some of the edibles to take home. The largest bump-out features a rain garden, which reroutes contaminated storm water runoff and filters through landscape elements to help clean-up the Salish Sea. The projects were funded by Langley Main Street, the City of Langley, Whidbey Island Garden Tour and South Whidbey Garden Club.