Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation

Cultivating plants, people and communities since 1977

Dr. Richard Hoag (“Doc”) was one of a small group of WSU Master Gardeners who had the vision to start this garden. Before Doc passed away, he and his wife gave the first “seed” money donation. This arbor is created in his memory. Doc grew grapes and made many different kinds of wine.

The garden includes plants that could or do make an interesting wine. Some of our grapes include:

  • ‘Edelweisse’ a hardy, disease resistant, large white grape with seeds.  Good table grape, wine or juice
  • ‘Einset’ has medium, bright red seedless grapes with a slight strawberry flavor.  Eat fresh or use for wine or juice
  • ‘Candice’ is a pink seedless grape.  A good producer, can be eaten fresh or use to make wine or juice
  • ‘Interlaken’ has large, green seedless grapes.  Best eaten fresh
  • ‘Sweet Seduction’ is large golden brown seedless.  Eat fresh of use for wine or juice.

Doc's Arbor Plant List

Area#Botanical NameCultivarCommon NameTreeNative
Doc's Garden1Gaultheria shallonsalal*
Doc's Garden2Vaccinium ovatum 'Vacsidi'evergreen huckleberry
Doc's Garden3Arctostaphylos uva ursi 'Woods Compact'kinnikinnick
Doc's Garden4Gaultheria procumbens 'Berry Cascade'wintergreen
Doc's Garden5Rubus idaeus 'Raspberry Shortcake'dwarf thornless raspberry
Doc's Garden6Mahonia repenscreeping mahonia*
Doc's Garden7Mahonia aquifoliumtall Oregon grape*
Doc's Garden8Mahonia nervosalongleaf mahonia*
Doc's Garden9Lonicera kamchatika 'Blue Velvet'
Doc's Garden10Lonicera kamchatika 'Blue Moon'blue moon honeyberry
Doc's Garden11Vaccinium ovatumCalifornia huckleberry*
Doc's Garden12Vaccinium nummulariaHimalayan blueberry
Doc's Garden13Vaccinium moupinense
Doc's Garden14Cornus canadensisbunchberry*
Doc's Garden15Vaccinium vitis-idaea 'Koralle'lingonberry
Doc's Garden16Vaccinium macrocarpon 'Stevens'Steven's cranberry
Doc's Garden17Vacciniumtrailing huckleberry
Grape Arbor22Vitis vinifera 'Chardonnay'wine grape
Grape Arbor23Vitis vinifera 'Pinot Noir'European wine grape
Grape Arbor24Vitis 'Candice'
Grape Arbor25Vitis 'Interlaken'
Grape Arbor26Vitis 'Lyden Blue'
Blueberry Patch39Vaccinium angustifolium 'Burgundy'lowbush blueberry
Blueberry Patch40Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue'sunshine blueberry
Blueberry Patch41Aronia melanocarpablack chokeberry
Blueberry Patch42Vaccinium 'Northsky'Northsky blueberry
Blueberry Patch43Vaccinium 'Cabernet Splash'purple leaf blueberry
Blueberry Patch44Vaccinium corymbosum 'Jelly Bean'jelly bean blueberry
Blueberry Patch45Vaccinium darrowii 'Native Blue'native blue blueberry
Blueberry Patch46Vaccinium corymbosum 'Misty'southern highbush blueberry
Blueberry Patch47Vaccinium corymbosum 'Top Hat'top hat blueberry
Blueberry Patch48Vaccinium corymbosum 'Chippewa'chippewa blueberry
Blueberry Patch49Vaccinium 'Patriot'patriot blueberry
Blueberry Patch50Vaccinium 'Bluecrop'bluecrop blueberry