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Piper’s Orchard  —   the oldest orchard in Seattle

Please Note:   Directions to this orchard are listed a few paragraphs below:


Covid protocols could change things in which case we would advise,  but this should be for certain.

Please consider visiting the Piper’s orchard on October 2nd 2021.  That’s the first Saturday in October.   From 11 a.m  to 2 p.m.

Be prepared to have an orchard tour by Adam Wargacki,  apple juice pressing by Ingela Wanerstrand,   apple I D by Lori Brakken,   a mason bee display with Trent Elwing,   a Master Gardener Clinic with Drexie Malone,   heritage apple tasting or explanations of varieties  with Bruce MacLean or Don Ricks,     Live Music with Will Morgan.   Paul Brookshire is planning this.   And  we should have the very popular Morris Dancers to come and perform for us again this year.

As the saying goes,  “Come one.   Come all.”    The place to be is in the orchard.  Look for directions on this website.    Be prepared to hike a half mile or so.  And watch the weather.   Yes,   last year was an aberration but we will once again have a harvest festival this year.

Hey,   the park is always beautiful this time of the year.   This is the place to be.

For pics find our facebook page.`

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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