Mukilteo Way Garden Club awards scholarship

Aug 22, 2018
Char Hogan Mukilteo Way Garden Club President Pattye Snyder presenting this year’s $1,000 Horticulture Scholarship to Chelsea Wagner.

The Mukilteo Way Garden Club’s picnic on July 17 was the scene for presenting their annual $1,000 Horticulture Scholarship to Chelsea Wagner. President Pattye Snyder presented a framed certificate to the winner.

During almost two decades in the dental health field, Wagner had long dreamed of working in the horticulture field and had begun to take classes at Edmonds Community College to pursue the Nursery/Greenhouse Specialization Associate of Technical Arts degree.

When she learned her dental office was closing early this summer, her decision to move toward a new career in horticulture seemed to be even more confirmed.

Wagner told the club members that her love of horticulture had really started when she was young, living in Eastern Washington.

The family’s large garden included lots of veggies and flowers and she was allowed a small section of her own to care for. The family’s move to Western Washington included her attending Mariner HS and becoming a resident of Mukilteo for a short time. And her interest in greenhouse operations may have come from seeing her grandmother work at a well known Woodinville nursery.

The Mukilteo Way Garden Club established the annual Horticulture scholarship in 2007 after their first Mukilteo Garden and Quilt Tour which is presented biennially with the Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters.

The next Tour will be held next summer, on July 20-21, 2019. Visit the Tour website at for more information and the Garden Club’s website at to learn of their other club activities and meetings.






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