Seattle, Washington: Walker Rock Garden (Gone)

Boeing employee Milton Walker (1905-1984) built an elaborate, sturdy back yard art environment of rock and colored glass walls and a tower, started in 1959. Milton and wife Florence died, the property was sold by 2014, rock garden bulldozed in 2021.

Hours:
June 2021: Demolished.
Status:
Gone

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Walker Rock Garden

As of 2014 - this is closed. The property was sold and doesn't allow people there anymore.

[Camille Consul, 01/06/2018]

Walker Rock Garden

Walker Rock Garden

The Walker Rock Garden, behind the Walker house, is still around as of January, 2012.

[Ron Renken, 01/28/2012]
Walker Rock Garden

Still there somewhat. Not much left. In their backyard. Drive there was fun.

[James Peuster, 09/23/2011]
Walker Rock Garden - For Sale

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]
Walker Rock Garden

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]

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