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Bench overlooking road leading into Cottage Lake Gardens Gardening Angel at Cottage Lake Gardens with trowel in hand Nature Trail at Cottage Lake Gardens

Cottage Lake Gardens is an enchanting two-acre private estate garden and plant nursery nestled on the eastern shore of Cottage Lake in Woodinville, Washington.  The garden holds a treasure-trove of botanical delights including one of the world's most extensive collections of trilliums, a rare and endangered wildflower.

The gardens were designed by Susie - who is a landscape designer, master gardener, and garden lecturer - to be an inspiration to others and provide a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life.  Garden clubs and public visitors make reservations a year in advance to attend one of the spring Trillium Tea, Talk & Tours, not only to see the spectacular sunny lakeside garden with its breathtaking view of Cottage Lake, but also to see the legendary "Trillium Trail".  They begin this fun event by enjoying refreshments served on vintage trillium china, listen to a talk on trilliums and conclude with a guided tour to see first hand these glorious spring ephemerals during their peak blooming season.  Cottage Lake Gardens is one of the only places in the world where all 48 of the world's trillium species can be seen growing in one location - and it is quite a sight to see.  Susie is in the process of establishing a National Trillium Collection whose purpose will be to study, conserve, grow, and propagate the endangered Trillium wildflower.

Garden in front of Cottage Lake Gardens House Susie Egan leading Trillium Tour at Cottage Lake Gardens Trillium cuneatum at Cottage Lake Gardens


Cottage Lake Gardens also has a small nursery and beautiful glass greenhouse where Susie grows trilliums and other native and woodland plants from seed.  She hopes to someday make these rare wildflowers more readily available to everyone.  Trilliums and other unusual perennials can be purchased at the nursery by appointment or online through this website.

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