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PIPER ORCHARD  —   the oldest orchard in Seattle !!  Thanks for wanting to learn more.

Piper’s Orchard was  featured in a piece on a KUOW broadcast on September 29th. Here’s a link to the broadcast.   Perhaps you are visiting this website because of  this excellent presentation.

Also, coming soon……….

City Fruit’s Orchard self-guided tour on October 4th. This includes a number of orchards, including Piper’s Orchard.

As part of this tour,  people such as Adam Wargacki or Paul Brookshire may be on hand at the  Piper’s orchard  to talk to you and answer any questions.   Perhaps visiting the Piper’s orchard during the times 12 noon to 3 p.m. would be especially good.  (If you scroll down several paragraphs you will find directions to how to get to the Piper’s orchard.

Finally,   in a slightly different vein we also  note that Shin Yu Pai had a  poetry project in the orchard this year that may  now be seen as an artistic piece captured by video.   As well as bringing  whispers of orchard  sentiments, she has featured many of the apple varieties that can be found in Piper’s orchard. Click the link and then click any word that you would like to explore for this auditory delight.

Stay tuned. The future holds promise for us to capture seasonal pictures of the orchard as well. So you can see what the trees look like as the seasons change.


Piper’s Orchard in Carkeek Park, Seattle, WA, a historic fruit orchard, may be reached from Carkeek Park’s lower meadow parking lot ( Seattle Park’s directions to Carkeek here ), by walking up along Piper’s Creek.  There’s also a new trail leading down from the park entrance (near the Nancy Malmgren Environmental Center). An alternative way to reach the orchard is by following the ravine from the park’s southerly McAbee entrance. The McAbee parking lot and trailhead are behind the QFC from Holman Road, off of NW 100th Pl. at 6th Ave. NW. You can get there by taking the Metro 28, 40 or D Line.


Play “spot the orchard” with this google map flagging the McAbee Entrance: open the link then zoom in and follow from the small parking lot down into the ravine and around by Piper’s Creek to spy the fruit and nut trees laid out in a grid.

For  more information about Piper’s orchard and activities directly related to us,  you can email us at


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