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Master Gardeners Nurture Japanese Friendship Garden

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EAST WENATCHEE — Those who didn’t know might not guess that behind the wall of foliage on the corner of 9th Street and Eastmont Avenue lies a small, green sanctuary created 11 years ago.

The Japanese Friendship Garden, created in 2003 by volunteers, has fallen into new hands this year. In recent months, Dr. Robert Merrill contracted with the city to care for the garden. He is assisted by the Master Gardeners program.

“It’s been a privilege to maintain…

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