Visitors can learn about the landscape of the state Capitol Campus during free botanical tours the Department of Enterprise Services will offer weekly through September.
The hourlong tours start at 11 a.m. every Friday. No reservation is required.
Nearly 300 dahlias were recently planted at the Sunken Garden and more than 3,000 trees and shrubs were added to the landscape in December.
The horticulturalist guide also will talk about the history of the Capitol grounds, notable trees including the largest English oak in the United States, and the use of sustainable landscape practices.
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The tours were first offered last year and were so popular, Enterprise Services is offering them again.
The tours begin at the north steps of the Legislative (Capitol) Building, next to the flag circle and facing the Temple of Justice. For more information, contact Brent Chapman at 360-725-0018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.