Wenatchee Valley is located in central Washington state, on the east side of the Cascade Mountains, at the junction of
the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers. The four-season climate, the rivers and the arable earth, produce a pleasant
landscape in the valley, from the pale pinks of fruit blossoms in the spring to the rich red and yellows of dry cool falls.
The cities of East Wenatchee and Wenatchee, population of about 62,000, are located in Douglas and Chelan Counties
and connected to one another by a bridge across the Columbia River. Known as the Apple Capital of the World,
Wenatchee's agriculture industry expanded in the early 1900's when the Columbia River Irrigation Project began. The
city, established in 1888, celebrates its agricultural history each year with an apple blossom festival, held in April or
May. East Wenatchee boasts of a champion swim team, a fun-loving friendly lifestyle and the largest mall in North
Central Washington state.
The Ohme Gardens, just north of Wenatchee on the east side of the Columbia River on highway 97A offers a good
view of the valley.