Remembering Never Never Land

— by Elizabeth George In July of 1964, Never Never Land joined the Pt. Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Fort Nisqually, and the natural beauty of 5 Mile Drive, as yet another reason to visit Tacoma‚Äôs northern peninsula. For almost 50 years, Tacoma locals and out-of-towners alike passed under an 8-foot Humpty Dumpty sitting atop an archway of giant books. The spines of those books described … Continue reading Remembering Never Never Land

Stop and Smell the Roses at Point Defiance

Roses are red, violets are blue, and the Tacoma Rose garden is waiting for you.  The rose garden located in Point Defiance Park has been blooming with life every summer since 1895. The man who started this beautiful garden was E. R. Roberts. He was born in North Wales and was no stranger to flowers when he ventured to Tacoma, having trained at many European … Continue reading Stop and Smell the Roses at Point Defiance