Washington Capitol Sunken Garden Project
2020 marks the sixth year that the members of the ESDA will plant and manage the Sunken Garden Dahlia exhibit. Management of the garden started as a judges' certification project in 2015 and now has become an annual undertaking in conjunction with the grounds management for the Capitol campus. Dahlias for 2020 have been stored from the previous year's plantings and supplemented with donations from ESDA member, Dan Pearson of Dan's Dahlias Club members are responsible for planting and management of the dahlia garden, which has become a popular attraction with visitors to the Capitol campus. 2020 marks renovation in the Sunken Garden, so watch for updated lay-outs and planting!
The Sunken Garden is located Northeast of the main Legislative Building, just north of the Winged Victory monument.
A full-sized campus map may be found here: Campus Map
2020 Sunken Garden planting menu
The Sunken Garden is being updated by the State to make it more ADA compliant and to reflect many of the native plants of Washington and the Pacific Northwest.
Plans are still be finalized, but 2020 will mark a NEW and different garden!