Pike Place Market Secret Garden is an urban oasis, located just steps from the fish throwers and Rachel the Piggybank.
The Market’s Secret Garden was built in 2013 to serve a duel purpose. First of all, it helps to supplement fresh produce already provided at the Food Bank and Senior Center. Secondly, it offers Market senior residents the opportunity to garden outdoors and spend time with neighbors.
The Secret Garden is managed by a group of volunteer Market residents who maintain the garden year-round. Each year the garden produces close to 500 pounds of primarily vegetables. These are harvested and donated to the Food Bank and Senior Center. Market’s Preschool classes and Heritage House residents grow their own crops (most recently, peas, tomatoes and bush beans!) and spends time in the garden each summer learning about gardening and healthy eating.
Next time you’re in the Market, find your way to the garden by walking past the fish throwers and hanging a left before you reach Maximilien Restaurant. The garden is open to the general public daily – come see what we’re growing!