This 200-acre park is a must-see for every Seattle visitor with even an hour of free time. With its lush green spaces, its ... More
Washington Park Arboretum
This 200-acre park is a must-see for every Seattle visitor with even an hour of free time. With its lush green spaces, its breathtaking Japanese Garden (open 10a daily) and its abundance of rare trees, plants and flowers (more than 40,000 species), it is one of the brightest jewels in the Emerald City. Scenic and aptly named Azalea Way cuts a path through the park. The Graham Visitor's Center can be rented for social events, meetings and seminars for 45-75 guests. Rates include kitchen and audio-visual equipment. Call or visit the web site for detailed information and hours.
I have been visiting the arboretum for over 20 years.
It is a must everytime I am in town visiting family.
The green houses with the Koi fish...the rolling gardens, and the overall beauty. Fantastic and FREE
We only toured the Japanese Garden at the Arboretum. We drove through the entire area though and were happily reminded of Stanley Park in Vancouver. The Japanese Garden is well worth the $5 entrance fee. It was worth the five bucks just to see the Ginko Biloba trees! Straight out of the Jurassic. Very peaceful and serene. We spent the entire morning there. The huge koi were amazing.
Only caveat was the tourists who couldn't seem to understand the concept of 'stay behind the fence', i.e. don't get down in the pond please.
I live in Seattle and really enjoy the Arborteum and all of its beautiful colors and tranquil feel. Although, I have been to many other gardens/arboretums that have more flowering and more color. As far as Seattle, this is a great place to visit and escape the city.
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