Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle

4.6
#4 of 16 in Wildlife in Seattle
Garden · Hidden Gem · Park
Jointly managed by the city of Seattle and the University of Washington, Washington Park Arboretum displays a vast collection of plants, flowers, trees, and other vegetation from around the world. This area spans nearly 81 ha (200 acres) alongside Lake Washington in north Seattle. Wander among its themed areas and ecological habitats. Stop by the visitor center for information about the resident flora and fauna, which include both exotic and local plants, plus turtles and a variety of birds. Stroll across leafy pathways and wooden bridges surrounded by lily pads. The arboretum hosts the city's Japanese garden and provides many opportunities for you to hit the lake in a rented kayak or canoe. Watch forĀ a view of the university's Husky Stadium across the lake. By using our Seattle tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Washington Park Arboretum and other attractions in Seattle.
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  • Washington Park Arboretum has a large selection of trees and plants from around the world. The Magnolia walkway is a paved path the length of the park. The magnolia blooms are lovely around late...  more »
  • I found the arboretum to be impeccably maintained. The variety of trees from around the world was interesting, although some more signage giving info about individual species would be a nice...  more »

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