Garden Gear in Edmonds is not, repeat, not closing

Apr 21, 2017
Photo by: Brian Soergel Garden Gear, on Fifth Avenue North, is alive and kicking.

The Beacon’s April 13 story on Garden Gate closing had an unintended effect. Another store with “Garden” in its name, Garden Gear & Gallery, wants residents to know that it is not affiliated with Garden Gate and has no intention of closing.

To recap, here’s the beginning of last week’s story:

“There will soon be one fewer ‘garden’ in Edmonds.

“Roxanne Marlin has announced she is closing Garden Gate, at 407 Main St. Garden Gear, at 102 Fifth Ave. N, remains next door to the new Pelindaba Lavender.”

Although it seemed clear enough to us (which may be the issue), Garden Gear owner Lili Hall reports that customers by the dozens have been stopping by to find out when her store would be closing. She said that some customers assumed that the owner of Garden Gate, which is closing, owned Garden Gear as well.

The owner of Garden Gate does not own Garden Gear.

Garden Gear is not closing.

Garden Gear, which has been at 102 Fifth Ave. N. for 21 years, has a sign out front that describes its business: “Gifts and Gadgets for Gardeners.” As its ad in The Beacon (ouch) spelled out last week, Garden Gear is a “gallery” as well, selling artwork, statuary, metal and glass art for the garden, tools, jewelry and even chocolate.

“My husband and I love gardening,” Hall said. “And we love this community.”

Go to for more information.

Garden Gate closing.

Garden Gear open.


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