Washington Salish Native Plant Garden

Dedicated in the spring of 2012, this ethnobotanical garden is a collaborative effort with Washington Salish tribes; Chehalis Tribe, Nisqually Indian Tribe, Squaxin Island Tribe and the Olympia Tumwater Foundation. Located near the Upper Falls, this garden’s collection of over 56 indigenous plant species represents a history of resourceful and artistic use by local Salish families to provide food, healing, clothing, tools and materials for day-to-day living.

At the base of the garden there are two interpretive panels to view; one is a map of the garden identifying each plant and the other explains the origins of the garden.

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