Washington Gardens

Auburn: Soos Creek Botanical Garden

Auburn, Washington Soos Creek Botanical Garden Opened to the public in July, 2011, this 22-acre garden is part of the original 200 acres owned and farmed by the Norwegian ancestors of garden enthusiast Maurice Skagen. Skagen and partner James Daly were inspired by tours of gardens in England and Japan and created a pleasure garden […]

Bainbridge Island: Bloedel Reserve

Bainbridge Island, Washington Bloedel Reserve The Bloedel Reserve, a former private estate with views of the Puget Sound, is now a 150-acre arboretum and natural reserve, with over three hundred types of trees; 84 acres are second growth forest. Highlights: meadow; Swan Pond, with plantings selected to provide food and cover for birds (cattails provide […]

Bellevue: Bellevue Botanical Garden

Bellevue, Washington Bellevue Botanical Garden Take a Walk on the Wild Side… via a 150-foot-long suspension bridge across a 1/3 mile nature trail that crosses a deep ravine, allowing visitors to observe unique topography, native understory, wildlife, and soaring conifers without disturbing the forest floor. The Ravine Experience is now open in the forest at […]

Everett: Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens

Everett, Washington Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens Visit this three-acre gem, tucked into the West side of Everett’s Legion Park in Snohomish County, and you’ll find plenty of horticulture inspiration – as well as Sorticulture (part art; part horticulture). Gardens include: Perennial Border, formal White Garden, Scent Garden, Corner Pathway Garden, Exotics Garden, Northwest Demonstration Garden, […]

Federal Way: Rhododendron Foundation and Botanical Garden

Federal Way, Washington Rhododendron Foundation and Botanical Garden Home to one of the largest rhododendron collections in the world. Over 10,000 rhododendrons grow in a beautiful 22 acre woodland of tall native conifers. [ info ]

Gifford Pinchot National Forest: Fall Foliage – Peak Viewing Times

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington Fall Foliage – Peak Viewing Times With the onset of cooler nights and shorter sunny days, trees are preparing themselves for winter, and are beginning to display the greatest show on earth. To find out where and when the best places and times for viewing fall foliage color changes this […]

Greenbank: Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens

Greenbank, Washington Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens The Garden encompasses ten acres of display and educational gardens enveloped by forty-three acres of woodland preserve with nature trails. Meerkerk Garden’s magnificentrhododendron collection featuring thousands of rhododendrons, both species and hybrids. [ info ]

Olympia: Yashiro Japanese Garden

Olympia, Washington Yashiro Japanese Garden Yashiro Japanese Garden brings to the urban landscape an oasis of traditional garden design that is 14 centuries old. [ info ]

Ortig: Chase Garden

Ortig, Washington Chase Garden This 4 1/2 acre garden is a project of the Garden Conservancy, a national non-profit garden preservation organization. Located one hour south of Seattle, it sits on a bluff overlooking the Puyallup River Valley with a view of Mt Rainier.Designed by landscape architect, Rex Zumwalt, and developed and maintained by Emmott […]

SeaTac: Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden

SeaTac, Washington Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden The Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden covers 10.5 acres of display gardens, woodlands, and trails reclaimed from a suburban brownfield. Highlights of the currently developed two acres include “Elda Behm’s Paradise Garden”, a display bed planted by the King County Iris Society, and seasonal displays of spring bulbs and dahlias. […]

Seattle: Olympic Sculpture Park

Seattle, Washington Olympic Sculpture Park The Seattle Art Museum’s newly opened Olympic Sculpture Park makes enjoying art a walk in the park. Situated on nine acres of downtown Seattle’s waterfront, the park is a landscape of native plants, art and sculpture and incredible views of the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound and Seattle’s cityscape. Located in […]

Seattle: Seattle Chinese Garden

Seattle, Washington Seattle Chinese Garden The newly opened Seattle Chinese Garden is the first garden built outside of China in the traditional style of the Sichuan province. Designed in collaboration with Seattle’s sister city in China, Chongqing, the 4.6-acre garden is located at South Seattle Community College and features panoramic views of downtown Seattle, Elliott […]

Seattle: South Seattle Community College Arboretum

Seattle, Washington South Seattle Community College Arboretum The six-acre site is located at the north end of campus on a bluff over looking the City of Seattle and Elliott Bay. The Seattle Chinese Garden borders the Arboretum. Although the Arboretum is considered by many to be most spectacular in spring, it has year-round interest with […]

Seattle: Volunteer Park Conservatory

Seattle, Washington Volunteer Park Conservatory Features a Bromeliad House, Palm House, Fern House,Cactus House, and a Seasonal House. Permanent plantings in the Seasonal House include a European Olive Tree, temperate growing Passiflora caerulea, Yucca gigantea, and a collection of Sansevierias. [ info ]

Seattle: Washington Park Arboretum University of Washington

Seattle, Washington Washington Park Arboretum University of Washington The Washington Park Arboretum is a spectacular urban green space on the shores of Lake Washington, just east of downtown Seattle and south of the University of Washington. Its 230 acres comprise a dynamic, living museum with collections of oaks, conifers, camellias, Japanese maples and hollies that […]

Seattle: Witt Winter Garden – Washington Park Arboretum

Seattle, Washington Witt Winter Garden – Washington Park Arboretum Washington Park Arboretum’s J.A. Witt Winter Garden is a cold-weather treat, featuring winter flowers, eye-catching barks, soft fragrances and hummingbirds. Winter Garden attractions include witch hazels, with delicate white-to-orange flowers, winter-blooming rhododendrons, red-twig dogwoods and black mondo grass. The peak blooming time is late January to […]

Seattle: Woodland Park Rose Garden

Seattle, Washington Woodland Park Rose Garden Adjacent to the Woodland Park Zoo, the Rose Garden is one of only two dozen certified American Rose Test Gardens in the United States. At its picturesque best from May through August, the garden displays new rose hybrids before they become available to amateur rose enthusiasts. [ info ]

Shoreline: Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

Shoreline, Washington Kruckeberg Botanic Garden This four-acre wooded garden, the legacy of Mareen and Dr. Art Kruckeberg, features native plants of the Pacific Northwest and unusual species from other lands.Open to the public at designated hours, for tours, by appointment, and for horticultural workshops. The Garden is located in a residential neighborhood with limited parking. […]

Washington, DC: The White House Gardens and Grounds Tours

Washington, DC The White House Gardens and Grounds Tours The annual White House Gardens and Grounds Tours will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17th, and from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 18th, 2009.Visitors to the gardens will be able to view the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose […]

Wenatchee: Ohme Gardens

Wenatchee, Washington Ohme Gardens “We just wanted to build a nice backyard.” In 1929, Herman and Ruth Ohme bought 40 acres of land on a rocky bluff, intending to develop an orchard and build a home. Since they couldn’t get a loan to build their home because of the Depression, they decided to start on […]

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