It all started with the purchase of five alpacas from the first import to the US in 1984. Our 70-acre family farm, Northwest Alpacas, was a ground breaking, model alpaca ranch in the industry. We nurtured, promoted, showed, and sold thousands of alpacas over the years, along with raising four wonderful kids and an array of pets.
After years of fond memories, one by one our four children flew the nest and left for college. Wanting to see beautiful things continue to grow and flourish, we decided to create a small garden to surround our farmhouse and occupy our time.
To educate ourselves, we poured over the pages of more than 100 gardening books, became certified master gardeners, and toured dozens of gardens in the US, Canada, England and Europe. Our modest dream grew into a 7-acre landscape panorama that we named Oakwood Gardens. Even though it was an empty nest that inspired us, our garden has become an everlasting and rewarding lifelong endeavor.
As the plants grew and took root in their new home, visitors to our farm began asking if they could get married in the garden. Eventually, we said yes. We learned so much from those first few weddings and have since tailored our property to be your ideal wedding venue. We feel honored to be a part of your most treasured celebration.