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A playground for gardeners

Panorama Pea Patch

The positive benefits of gardening on mental and physical health are widely known. That’s why, long ago, 4 acres of land was set aside for this purpose.
Our Pea Patch is tended by resident gardeners who enjoy both the solitude of personal gardening and the camaraderie of community efforts. Our Pea Patch is also home to a shared corn harvest, honey beehives, and a flower garden. Throughout the harvest season, gardeners host a mini farmer’s market for fellow residents to shop from their excess produce.
The Pea Patch is open to all Panorama residents to walk the paths and enjoy the spectacular greenery and flowers during peak summer growing season.

Where Community Grows

The Pea Patch is Panorama’s community garden, with 120 plots shared by 150 residents. Watch the video to see our gardeners enjoy getting their hands dirty.

Garden Club PROJECTS include:

Blue Zone Garden
Volunteers grow flowers to provide live bouquets for residents in Panorama’s Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center.
Food Bank Support
Every year gardeners donate over 2000 pounds of surplus produce to the Thurston County Food Bank.
Harvest Share
During the growing season, a weekly “farmer’s market” of Pea Patch produce is open to residents of Panorama. A favorite is the sweet corn crop. Payment for produce is by donation, and the money received supports the purchase and maintenance of gardening equipment.

Heard from Fellow Gardeners

“The abundance of crops amaze me each season…”  The Pea Patch is about growing things-vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs. The bounty is enjoyed by the gardeners and shared with friends and neighbors.

“Being a gardener for the first time has been instructive and lots of fun…”  The Pea Patch is a place to learn by observing other garden plots, by talking with other gardeners, and by taking part in Garden Club sponsored educational programs.

“We Pea-Patchers have a special camaraderie…”  The Pea Patch is a place to get to know and socialize with other gardeners and to share a glass of wine in the early evening sun.