Yard of the Month

July 2022 – St. Andrews

Kent Taylor


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Kent retired in 2015 from 43 years in city management, including 29 years as city manager of McMinnville.

He started mowing and weeding a big NE Portland yard where he grew up, Other than hiring help for stacking rocks, Kent has done all the yard work himself.

A pilgrimage to Scotland in 2019 provided inspiration for a stacked rock shrine in the back yard. What is now a massing of annuals for in the front, becomes a massing of tulips in early spring. Kent enjoys being outdoors and creating a different “garden palette” each year.

Where can I find it?

This remarkable yard may be found at:

1925 St. Andrews
McMinnville, OR 97128

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