Seattle, Washington: Walker Rock GardenBoeing employee Milton Walker (1905-1984) built an elaborate back yard art environment of rock and colored glass. Milton and his wife are long gone, the property is for sale, and the rock garden may not be preserved!
Visitor Tips and News About Walker Rock Garden
The Walker Rock Garden, behind the Walker house, is still around as of January, 2012.[Ron Renken, 01/28/2012]
Still there somewhat. Not much left. In their backyard. Drive there was fun.[James Peuster, 09/23/2011]
The Walker Rock Garden and the Walker house, obviously, are for sale. It is listed for $392,000. That's a great price for Seattle -- huge lot, if someone built up, they'd have a view of the Sound; already a view of the Olympics.
However, the owners are not making preserving the crazy gardens a requirement of sale! This is heartbreaking! Maybe a roadside-loving person will snap it up.[Mary T. Sheely, 02/05/2011]
Milton Walker (1905-1984) was a Boeing worker who began transforming the hillside backyard of his modest West Seattle home in the 1950s. By the time he was finished, he had created fountains, pergolas, butterfly walkways and a miniature Alps, all fancifully fashioned of colorful rock and glass. His wife Florence worked on the garden, making it bloom. Though both Milton and Florence have now passed away, their daughter carries on the tradition of opening the garden on Mothers' and Fathers' Days, as well as Sundays during the summer months. Don't miss this funky treasure of folk art![Peg Boettcher, 05/16/2004]