Gardeners are able to find inspiration and beauty in many places: our neighbor’s front yards, hikes through the woods, and a myriad of coffee table books and magazines but one of the best places to get inspired is just up the Icicle at The Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort. If you’ve dined at the Kingfisher Restaurant or O’Grady’s Pantry, chances are good that you’ve tasted some of the many yummy morsels that come straight from the garden. Next time you visit, head through the gate and take a look around.
Located on property, just behind O’Grady’s Pantry, the gardens are open to the public. The gardeners at the Sleeping Lady grow a wide range of edibles from herbs to berries, tomatoes to greens and everything is certified organic. As one of the first farms in the Pacific Northwest to gain certification, the gardens have relied for many years on good old fashioned hard work and hand weed pulling along with creative methods for soil building and pest control including crop rotation, cover crops, and row covers.