Azusa Farm & Gardens was founded in 1995 by plant collector/propagator Everett Chu and his wife Miriam. Today, Azusa consists of two sides: Our retail garden center and our landscape design and build services.
Everett is a Certified Professional Horticulturalist (CPH), EcoPRO-certified, and a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD). He is also a longtime member and leader of the WSU Skagit County Master Gardener's club.
He has designed several display gardens for the Northwest Flower and Garden Show and was recognized as the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association's “Member of the Year” in 2016.
WHAT DOES AZUSA MEAN, ANYWAY?
The Azusa tree is a species of the Catalpa family, and has an intimate connection with the traditional Japanese martial art of archery. The wood of the tree is used to make bows and arrows, and was believed to ward off evil spirits during the standing meditation. The mastery of this form of archery is known to require the complete wellness of the heart-mind-body continuum, which sits at the core of the mission at Azusa Farm & Gardens:
To create landscapes in harmony with the earth and with the eye, mind, and soul!
Azusa has been a partner in many community and educational events, including projects with the Skagit Conservation District, Anacortes High School Green Club, Whidbey Workshop, Skyline Garden Club, and Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
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