We have a wonderful botanical garden here in Seattle. It is located in Bellevue and it is managed by the Northwest Perennial Alliance. They have recently (past couple of years) redone the perennial border. I have to admit - I had a lot of concern when I first heard that they were going to redo the beds. I loved the old apple trees and the meandering trail through the lush plantings. But I have to admit - after a couple of years - I am stating to love the new plantings. There are some very interesting plants and some good color swatches. The steps and paths allow for more discovery of unusual plants. We have made two trips this year to watch the progression. Nice job!. Here is what we saw on our most recent visit mid-April. (check this post see the beds before the change in 2007).