Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
608 NW 119th Street, Vancouver
, WA 98685 (360)573-4472.
- This commercial nursery,
specializing in iris, features display gardens open seasonally with hundreds of
: 9415 Miller Rd NE,
98110 (206) 842-5888.
- This commercial nursery features a variety of theme
gardens including herb, alpine, aquatic, rose and a Memorial Garden with ancient
Japanese bonsai pines.
: Location: 196th Avenue NE and Highway 202, Mailing:
5016-192nd Place NE, Redmond
, WA 98053-4602 (425)868-5166.
Bellevue Botanical Garden
- This commercial
nursery specializes in bamboo which it displays in bamboo groves.
12001 Main Street, PO Box 40536, Bellevue
, WA 98015-4536 (425)451-3755.
exciting 36 acre garden features gardens, woodlands, meadows and wetlands.
Highlights include the Perennial Border (maintained by the Northwest Perennial
Alliance), the Yao Japanese Garden, the Alpine Rock Garden the Shorts Ground
Cover Garden, the Rhododendron Glen, the Eastern Garden, the Fuchsia Garden, the
Paisley Bed, the Knot Garden (an herb garden), the Waterwise Garden (Water
Conservation Demonstration Garden), the Wildflower Garden, summer displays of
dahlias and fuchsias, a Loop Trail, and a Botanical Reserve.
: 2520 Elliott Avenue, Seattle
- This garden consists of
35 community garden plots with a fountain and a gothic entry gate.
Berthusen Road, Lynden
, WA (360)354-2424.
Big Rock Garden Park
- This large, multi-facility public park
includes a dahlia garden.
: Sylvan Street and Illinois Lane,
, WA 98226
- This 14 acre city park features collections of rhododendrons,
azaleas and Japanese maples and sand sculptures.
: 7571 NE Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge Island
, WA 98110-1097
Capitol Conservatory and Gardens:
- This 150 acre reserve has 84 acres of second growth forest and 66
acres landscaped with meadows, gardens and ponds. Features include a bird
sanctuary and woodland (300 kinds of trees), naturalized landscape area with
vistas from the chateau-like house, a rhododendron glen (with thousands of
perennials, bulbs, wildflowers and more than 15,000 cyclamen plants blooming
amidst the rhododendrons), a Japanese Garden (including a rock and sand Zen
garden), a Moss Garden, and the formal Reflection Garden (with pool).
Reservations are required.
Off 11th and Water Street,
- This WPA constructed greenhouse displays collections of
tropical, sub-tropical and desert plants, as well as producing bedding plants
for the Capitol grounds. Other gardens on the 54 acre Capitol campus designed by
the Olmsted Brothers include the state rose garden, a sunken garden, and an
English cottage garden, plus 120 varieties of native and non-native trees.
Carl S. English,
Jr. Botanical Garden
: Army Corps of Engineers, 3015 NW 54th Street (Hiram M. Chittenden Locks),
, WA 98107 (206)783-7059.
Research Farm (Nestle Training Center)
- The lifetime work of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gardener Carl S. English, these gardens showcase 500 species and 1,500 varieties of native and exotic plants. The only Corps owned and operated botanical garden it's special collections include rhododendrons, pines, oaks and magnolias.
: 28901 NE Carnation Farm Road (State
Road 203), Carnation
, WA 98014 (425)788-1511.
- Visitors have been allowed to take
self-guided tours of the formal gardens during the summer, but the visitor
program is evaluated every spring so please call to confirm before visiting.
: 330 Schmidt Place, Tumwater
, WA (360)357-5153.
- This lovely garden,
maintained by the Olympia Rose Society, displays over 300 modern and antique
roses, including many historical varieties grown by early settlers.
16015 264th Street E, Orting
, WA 98360
- Open by appointment only, this 4 1/2 acre
Garden Conservancy Garden, a
naturalistic woodland designed by Rex Zumwalt, features Douglas firs with an
under-story of native flowering shrubs, reflecting pools, a rock garden, and a
meadow with drifts of flowers and shrubs.
Jackson Street (Jackson and Blaine), Port Townsend
, WA 98368 (360)385-7212.
Chehalis Municipal Rose Garden
city park overlooking Admiralty Inlet and Puget Sound features lovely gardens,
including a tropical water garden and a rose garden with arbors.
: 80 Northeast Cascade Avenue,
, WA 98532
Clark College Arboretum
- This public park features an All America Rose Selections rose
: 1800 E Mclaughlin Blvd.,
, WA 98660
Park Magnolia Collection and Rose Garden
- The college is sited on an 80 acre arboretum
in the city's historic Central Park.
: 2800 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham
, WA 98225 (360) 676-6985.
Store and Gardens
- This 65 acre public park displays the Sylvia Grace
Magnolia collection and a lovely rose garden with over 100 varieties.
: 20211 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon Island
, WA 98070 (206)
DeGoede Bulb Farms
- This retail store and nursery offers 10 acres of grounds and gardens
for viewing with self-tour maps.
: 409 Mossyrock Rd W, Mossyrock
, WA 98584 Customer Service:
Eastpointe Native Plant Demonstration Garden
- This commercial grower displays acres of tulips and other
: 3600 136th Place
, WA (425)296-6602. A
- Project of NATIVE (Native Appreciation through
Indigenous Vegetation at Eastpointe), this garden uses volunteers to educate the
public about native plants and their environmental benefits.
: 3050 West Highway
, WA 98312 (360)373-8260.
- This 6 acre garden on Puget Sound
displays more than 150 extraordinary bonsai specimens created by bonsai artist
Dan Robinson. The sculpted garden simulates an alpine zone with ancient gnarled
trees, silvery dead wood, and monuments of moss and lichen-encrusted stone.
: 301 W. 8th Street, Vancouver
, WA 98660.
Arboretum and Gardens
- This 5 acre public park
features Victorian Rose Gardens and a Pioneer Mother Statue.
: Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Boulevard,
, WA 98206 (425)257-8597.
Fairhaven Park Rose Garden
- This city park features theme gardens, including the
Master Gardener's Perennial Beds, the Dwarf Conifer Garden, Dahlia Garden,
Japanese Maple Grove and the Water Conservation Garden.
107 Chuckanut Drive, Bellingham
, WA 98225 (360)676-6985.
Fairie Perennial and
- This 16 acre
neighborhood park displays a test rose garden for the American Rose Society.
: 6236 Elm Street Southeast, Tumwater
, WA (360)754-9249.
Far Reaches Farm
commercial nursery features a half acre of theme gardens displaying 400
varieties of herbs, alpines, and other hardy perennials. Special areas include
the Pond Garden, the Celtic Rock Garden, the Fragrance garden, the English
cottage garden, the paradise garden, and a kitchen herb garden.
: 1818 Hastings Street,
, WA 98368 (360)385-5114
(John A.) Finch
This rare plant specialty nursery offers display gardens including a 130 foot sunny border,
an extensive shade garden under lath, an additional sunny garden and a damp garden with a Sarracenia bog and green roof gazebo.
: 3404 W Woodland Boulevard, Spokane
, WA (509) 624-4832.
Fort Borst Park
- This 57
acre city park is a botanical garden and arboretum displaying more than 2,000
labeled ornamental trees, shrubs, and flowers, including a native pine forest
and a rhododendron glen.
Off I-5, Exit 82, PO Box 609, Centralia
, WA 98531 (360) 736-7687.
Fort Worden State Park
- This city park
features the historic Borst House, an 1857 Greek Revival Mansion, together with
an old blockhouse, an arboretum and rhododendron garden.
: 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend
, WA 98368 (360)385-4730.
Fragrance Garden at
Tennant Lake Interpretative Center
- Just inside the gate on the left past the Chapel visitors will enjoy the
Rhododendron Garden maintained by the Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the American
: 5236 Nielsen Road (beside Nielsen
, WA 98248 (360)384-3444.
Fragrance Garden for the Blind
- 3,000 square feet of raised beds
display over 200 varieties of flowers and herbs labeled with Braille signs.
: Ball Street (One block south of
West Division), Mount Vernon
, WA (360)336-9555.
- This garden offers a variety of
scented and textured plants for the visually-impaired.
: 700 Seneca Street, Seattle
, WA 206)684-4075.
Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden
- This 5 acre park, built over Interstate 5, offers waterfalls, terraces,
fountains, trees and planters of flowers and shrubs.
: 13735 24th Ave South,
, WA (206)391-4003
This lovely garden includes 10.5 acres of display gardens, woodlands, and
trails reclaimed from a suburban brownfield. Highlights of the currently
developed 3 acres include the relocated Seike Japanese Garden (a classic
pond-and-mountain style garden built for the Worlds Fair), Elda Behm's
Paradise Garden (with a 100-foot stream and numerous mini-waterfalls
flowing into a pond), the Sensory Garden, and display gardens planted and maintained by the King County Iris Society, Puget Sound Daylily Club, Seattle
Rose Society, and the City of SeaTac Parks Department. Projects currently in the design or construction
phase include the Natural Yard Care Garden and a display bed for the Puget Sound Fuchsia Society.
: 5299 Nielsen Road, Ferndale
, WA 98248 (360)384-3444.
Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens
riverfront county park features an historic farmhouse, barn, outbuildings,
flower and vegetable gardens and fruit orchards.
South Pekin Road, PO Box 828, Woodland,
WA 98674 (360) 225-8996.
- Patterned after
a Victorian garden, this 7 acre displays a vast collection of lilacs, including
many hybridized by Hulda Klager, who developed over 250 varieties. An
article about making lilac essence from the lilacs at the Garden.
: Washington Park Arboretum, 1502 Lake Washington Boulevard,
WA 98112 (206)684-4725.
Jennings Memorial Park
- This lovely 3 1/2 acre formal Japanese garden features a
pond, lanterns, a teahouse, twin "mountains", and 2 streams, all situated within
a forest of conifers, maples and ornamental trees.
Armar Road, Marysville
, WA 98270.
Kenmore Rhododendron Park
- This 51 acre multi-facility public park
includes a Washington State University master garden and a 17 acre wetland
: 6700 NE 181st Street,
, WA 98028 (425)483-4089 or (425)398-8900.
- Formerly State Flower Nursery, this park showcases
hundreds of rhododendrons. Bring a picnic!
: 9600 Renton Avenue South, Seattle
, WA 98118 (206)725-5060.
La Conner Flats Display Gardens
- This 20 acre garden, a gift to the city from landscape designer Fujito Kubota,
blends Japanese garden design with native plants and features streams,
waterfalls, ponds, bridges, and rock outcroppings among varied plantings.
: 1598 Best Road, PO Box 78,
, WA 98270
- This 11 acre English cottage garden displays perennials, roses,
vegetables and alpine plants in garden "rooms" and features a sunken garden, a
pond, a view of Mount Baker, and High Tea.
: 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive SW (1 mile from Exit 124 off
Interstate 5), P.O. Box 39780, Lakewood
, WA 98439 (253)584-4106 or (888)
- This 10 acre garden, designed in part by landscape architect Thomas
Church, is situated on Gravelly Lake and showcases a series of gardens. Gardens
include the Rose Garden, the Knot Garden (culinary herbs), the Scree (an alpine
microclimate), the Waterfall (with small bulbs, orchids, rhododendrons, azaleas,
bog plants and primulas), the Fern Garden, the Rhododendron Collection (one of
the Northwest's largest colections), the Boxwood Parterres (and Topiary), and
the Woodland Garden. Lakewold Gardens is a National and Washington State Historic site.
: Derby Street, Pullman
, WA (509)334-4555 x.228.
formal gardens grace this memorial park, featuring the Perennials Garden, the
circular Rose Garden (600 bushes), annual plantings, a reflecting pool and a
gazebo. Future plans includes a conservatory and theme gardens such as woodland,
Japanese, lilac and native plant.
Grand Boulevard between 17th and 25th Avenues, Spokane
, WA 99203 (509)456-4331
- This 90 acre city park showcases several gardens
including the Duncan Garden (a 3 acre Renaissance style garden with a
fountain), the Joel E. Ferris Perennial Garden, the Gaiser Conservatory
(tropical plants and flower displays), the Nishinomiya Japanese Garden
(celebrating Spokane's sister city), Rosehill (formal beds with 1500
rose bushes of 150 varieties and informal beds and borders of older rose
plants), a Lilac Garden (60 varieties), and a Duck Pond. The
Friends of Manito support renovation
and new development activities.
: University of Washington, Stevens Way (or 15th Avenue NE and NE
40th Street), Box 355325, Seattle
, WA 98195-5325 (206)543-1126.
- This spectacular
2 1/2 acre herb garden featuring medicinal herbs and established in 1911 is
arranged in 6 large garden rooms showcasing 600 species of medical herbs and
useful plants. An
article about the two monkeys who guard the entrance to the garden.
: Meerkerk Lane (off Resort Road), PO Box 154, Greenbank
, WA 98253 (360) 678-1912.
- This delightful garden highlights mature
rhododendron hybrids, rare and unusual rhododendron species, azaleas, spring
bulbs and naturalized companion plantings in a peaceful woodland setting.
Featured areas are the Heritage Gardens (including Ann's Secret Garden and the
Hall Garden showcasing Exbury hybrids), the Hybrid Test Garden, The Asian
Garden, the 43 acre Meerkerk Woodland Preserve, and the Meerkerk Nursery.
: 13625 NE 17th Street,
, WA 98072 (425)483-5000 or (206)754-6515.
The Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens
- This 16 acre retail nursery and garden center with
greenhouses, a conservatory with birds, and outdoor display gardens
specializes in Northwest-hardy plants.
: 525 W. 7th Avenue,
, WA 99204 (509) 448-9335.
Established in 1889 and maintained until 1932 as residential gardens, these
hillside gardens were reclaimed by nature
until their rediscovery in 1998 following an ice storm. The Gardens have been restored to the period they flourished (1911-1915)
and showcase plants introduced into horticulture before 1915. Features include a lilac grove, rose garden, pond and pergola,
perennial garden, reflection pool, original staircases and tea house.
: 903 Wetmore Avenue, Everett
, WA 98201 (425)388-9195.
Native Plant Garden
- This peaceful
Japanese garden is located at the Nippon Business Institute Japanese Cultural
and Resource Center. Constructed using traditional Japanese methods, the design
includes a waterfall, a well, stone walkway, pond, rock garden, three bridges,
an earthen wall with tiled roof and an authentic Japanese garden gate.
: Point Defiance Park, 5400 North Pearl Street,
- This garden, featuring northwest native plants, centers around a ravine
transformed into a naturalistic waterfall and pond. Native plants are showcased
in seven zones - coastal forest, meadow, San Juan, scree, sub-alpine, East
Cascade and a bog. The garden was created and is maintained by the Tacoma
: 3327 Ohme
Road (Near Junction of Highways 2 and 97A), Wenatchee
, WA 98801 (509)662-5785 .
Master Gardener Clallam County Demonstration Garden
- This 9 acre hilltop naturalistic garden features more than a thousand trees,
rock outcroppings, alpine plants and mountain pools, with stone pathways, lawns,
ponds, rustic shelters, a wishing well, and mountain vistas.
: 2711 Woodcock Road,
Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection
- This exciting 2 1/2 acre demonstration garden, keyed to the home
gardener, includes a Rose Garden, a Grass Garden, a Formal Garden, a Shade
Garden, an Orchard, a Vegetable Garden, a Small Fruit Garden, an Herb Garden, a
Shrub Garden, a Cottage Garden, and a Mixed Border Garden. Master Gardeners are
on hand to offer advice and explanation.
33663 Weyerhaeuser Way South (Off South 320th Street (I-5 Exit 143) or Highway
18 (I-5 Exit 142A)), Federal Way
, WA 98003 (253)924-5206.
- Fifty remarkable
bonsai from the Pacific Rim nations are displayed in a woodland setting
featuring a conservatory and 50 outdoor tables integrated into the landscape.
The collection is adjacent to the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden (below).
: 7th Avenue West and West Highland Drive, Seattle
, WA (206)625-4671.
Peace Arch State
- This small city garden-park, formerly the garden of Reginald H. Parsons, is a
cottage-style garden with beds of annuals and perennials and trees, shrubs and
: PO Box 42650, Olympia
, WA 98504 (360) 753-2027.
Peony Farm and Country Garden
- The Arch, commemorating the signing of the Treaty of
Gheut providing for a unguarded border, features a greenhouse and
displays 25,000 annual flowers.
: 2204 Happy Valley Road,
, WA, 98382 (360)-808-4099.
Pioneer City Park
- Enjoy over a 1000 gorgeous peonies in a beautiful
country setting at this 2 acre Peony Farm growing herbaceous, itoh and
tree peonies. In addition to the peony display garden, there is also a
Country Garden featuring peonies, roses, Japanese maples, papaver
orientale, alliums, lilies, many other perennials, a small fruit
orchard, grapes and a vegetable and berry garden.
: Division and Alder Streets,
, WA 99362 (509)527-4527.
Plantasia Design Center and Botanical Gardens
- Five ponds and two spring-fed streams
(Walla Walla means "small rapid stream") are found in this 58 acre public park.
It also features a waterfowl aviary, a fountain, a bandstand, seasonal flower
displays and a rose garden.
, 3938-88th Ave SW,
, WA, 98512, (360)754-4321.
- This landscape design firm showcases its talents in a 1 acre display garden which includes
water features and 22 theme gardens in addition to dwarf conifer, peony and hosta collections. Call for open hours.
: 5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma
, WA 98407 (253)305-1000.
Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
- This 698 acre
city park showcases a host of lovely garden, including the one acre Rose Garden
(1,500 rose bushes, established in 1895), the Herb Garden (150 plants), the
Japanese Garden (azaleas, rhododendrons, Japanese cherry trees, crabapples and
pines with an oriental footbridge, waterfall, Japanese lanterns and a small tea
house), the 1 1/2 acre Northwest Native Plant Garden (see listing above), the
Dahlia Trial Garden (an American Dahlia Society Trial Garden), the Iris Garden
(over 200 varieties), and the Rhododendron Garden (160 plants displayed in a 5
acre old growth forest).
: 5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma
, WA 98407-3218,
- This 29 acre zoo is home to over 5,000 animals of 350 species
native to the Pacific Rim countries. The naturalistic exhibits include the
Arctic Tundra, the Rocky Shores, Elephants, World of Adaptations, Penguin Point,
and the Farm.
: 430 South Dash Point Road,
, WA 98003-3721 (253)529-1620.
This 3 acre Northwest pleasure garden, tucked away in a Federal Way neighborhood, is nestled against another
35 acres of native successional forest. A series of exquisite hedges help define several distinct garden rooms
graced with more than a thousand varieties of trees, shrubs and perennials. Gardens include an Entry Garden, a Fern and
Rhododendron Border, a Perennial Border, a Shade Garden, a Woodland Garden, a Spring Garden and House Gardens.
Walking paths, a meandering stream and pond blend gently into the forest and ravines of Redondo's historic upper Cold Creek
watershed, and a conservatory-style Garden Room offers shelter when the elements threaten.
North Alder Street (south of Ruston Way), Tacoma
, WA 98407 (253)759-0118.
3 acre city park features azaleas, rhododendrons and species primroses in a
naturalistic setting with a footpath along a stream.
: 17427 Clover Road, Bothell
, WA 98011 (425) 743-3945.
Memorial Rose Gardens
- This 11
acre county park showcases lovely floral displays. Tours by appointment only.
: Polson Museum, P. O. Box 432, 1611 Riverside Ave.,
, WA 98550 (360)533-5862.
- Located at the 26 room mansion of lumber baron
Arnold Polson, this site features a rose garden and a 1910 Shay Three-Spot
: South Weyerhaeser Way (Off South 320th Street (I-5 Exit
143) or Highway 18 (I-5 Exit 142A)), P.O. Box 3798, Federal Way
, WA 98063
(253)927-6960, (253)838-4646 or (253)661-9377.
Roche Harbor Resort
- This 22 acre garden at the
Weyerhaeuser corporate headquarters displays an astonishing 10,000 rhododendrons
in a woodland setting, including 2,100 forms of approximately 450 species.
Tropical species are maintained in a greenhouse. Companion plantings and an
Alpine Garden, Pond Garden, Woodland Garden, and Hardy Fern Collection are also
: PO Box
4001, Roche Harbor
(North end of San Juan Island), WA 98250 (360)378-2155 or
Rocky Reach Dam
- The colorful Formal Gardens, next to the Beechtree Espresso Bar,
display winding borders of flowers, shrubs and arbors of climbing roses and
: Highway 97 North, Wenatchee
- Besides the fascinating salmon run and the
powerhouse, visitors are treated to 15 acres of lawn and gardens.
Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon
, WA 98273 (360)424-8531 or (800) 732-3266.
- Tulips.com, of course. This commercial nursery features a 2 1/2 acre show garden
of 200,000 vibrant tulips, daffodils and iris and a windmill. A drive around the
area provides views of acres of Roozengaarde flowers.
Rosedale Street NW, Gig Harbor
, WA 98335 (253)851-7333
- This retail nursery
showcases a 20 acre display garden including water features, a nature trail and
outdoor art pieces.
: 25th Street, Sehome Hill, Bellingham
, WA 98225 (360)676-3627.
Sequim Lavender Farms
- This 165 acre arboretum, adjoining the Western Washington University campus,
contains several miles of trails and a vista from an observation tower.
- Several local lavender farms offer fields of lavender.
18816 NW 42nd Avenue, Ridgefield
, WA 98671 (360)887-8113.
Skagit Display Gardens
16650 State Route 536, Washington State University's Mount Vernon Research and
Extension Unit, Mount Vernon
, WA 98273 (360)426-4270.
South Seattle Community College
Garden Center Arboretum
- This 20 acre site
displays gardens designed and maintained by volunteer organizations, including
the Washington State University Discovery Garden, the Skagit Valley Rose
Society, the Western Washington Tree Fruit Research Foundation and the Salal
Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society.
: 6000 16th Avenue SW (north end of campus), Seattle
98106-1499 (206) 764-5336.
Tower Perennial Gardens
- This community college arboretum includes a Northwest
Natives Garden and Water Conservation Garden.
A map of the
: 4010 E. Jamieson Road,
, WA 99223 (509)448-6778
University of Washington
- This perennial nursery offers 8 acres of pastoral landscape and display gardens, including a Shade Garden with hostas
and woodland plants, an Upper Sales Garden, a Rock Garden with plants of the Rocky Mountains and high desert, a Sunny Border with trellis
features, a Patio Area Garden , an Herb Garden with lavenders and more, a Rock Wall with drought tolerant plants, conifers and perennials,
a Creekside Garden under willow trees, a large Koi Pond with a waterfall and bridge, a Daylily Display, and a Rose Display.
: 3501 NE 41st Street (at Mary Gates Memorial Drive,
WA 98105 (206)543-8616.
VanLierop Bulb Farm Inc.
- The 10 acre Union Bay Gardens feature the Marilou
Goodfellow Grove collection of Amelanchier (serviceberry), the Seattle Garden
Club Entry Shade Garden, the McVay Courtyard, and the Orin and Althea Soest
Herbaceous Display Garden (with annuals, perennials, and bulbs displayed in 8
different urban conditions). The Center also manages the 200 acre Washington
Park Arboretum (see separate listing below).
80th Street East, Puyallup
, WA 98372 (253)848-7272.
Volunteer Park Conservatory
- The bulb farm features
naturalized plantings and display gardens with 150 varieties of daffodils,
tulips, irises, crocuses, and hyacinths.
: 1400 East Galer Street, Seattle
, WA 98112
W. W. Seymour
- This restored 1812 Victorian conservatory features 5 houses: the
Bromeliad House (pineapple relatives), the Palm House (palms and 1,500 varieties
of orchids), the Fern House (ferns and exotics, including carnivorous plants, a
bog and a pond), the Seasonal Display House (changing floral displays and house
plants) and the Cactus House (including a 100 year old jade plant).
: 316 South G Street, Wright Park, Tacoma
, WA 98405
- This restored, glass-domed, Victorian-style conservatory features
seasonal floral displays (changed monthly) and 200 species of exotic tropical
plants with exotic tropical plants. (See also Wright Park Arboretum, below.)
South 68th and Sheridan Avenue, Tacoma
, WA (253)305-1000.
Washington Park Arboretum
- This 80 acre lakefront
city park features formal gardens as well as numerous recreation facilities.
Location: 2300 Arboretum Drive (off Lake Washington Boulevard East) Mail:
University of Washington, P.O. Box 358010, Seattle
, WA 98195-8010 (206)543-8800.
(See listing for Japanese Garden above)
- This 200 acre arboretum displays
collections of oaks, conifers, camellias, Japanese maples and hollies, a
pinetum, plus ecogeographic collections of Mediterranean, Sino-Himalayan,
Chilean, and New Zealand plants. Special areas include the Winter Garden, the
Woodland Garden and the Rhododendron Glen.
Capitol Museum (Lord Mansion)
: 211 West 21st Avenue, Olympia
, WA 98501
Washington State University Chelan County Master Gardeners Community Education Garden:
- This former home of a prominent banker includes grounds featuring
rhododendrons and other native plants, plus a pioneer herb garden.
1100 North Western Avenue,
Showcasing productive and beautiful gardens that employ sustainable
gardening practices, these gardens include a brick paver entrance patio;
a rose garden with a bank of Oso Easy ground cover roses,
climbing roses in wood towers, a bed of tea roses, and shrub roses; raised bed gardens of vegetables and herbs, a
native garden that segues to a blended home garden of shrubs, trees and perennials; a sun and shadow garden for
plants needing partial shade; a butterfly garden; a dahlia demonstration garden; a garden of shrubs and trees
to test resistance to deer browsing; ten utility-friendly tree varieties; native plants in Homer’s Garden; circles of
mass-planted tulips and crocus, planted by school children; options for types of drip irrigation; and a composting
: 956 Downey Road, Mount Vernon
, WA 98273 (360)466-3158.
- This Victorian farmhouse features a 1 1/2 acre
display garden of tulips and daffodils and other flowering bulbs. Cut
tulips and daffodils may be purchased.
: Highway 101, P.O. Box F, Brinnon
, WA 98320 (360)796-4411.
Woodland Park Rose Garden
commercial nursery features 7 acres of rhododendrons (3,000+), azaleas,
camellias, Japanese maples, magnolias and mountain laurels, many planted in the
Seattle Dept. Of Parks & Recreation, 800 North 50th Street,
, WA 98103
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens
- This 2 1/2 acre formal rose garden, on the grounds of a former
private estate with English-park style grounds, showcases 5,000 rose bushes of
260 varieties and features an All-America Rose Selections Test Garden.
Phinney Avenue North, Seattle
, WA 98103-5897 (206)(206)684-4800.
- The Woodland
Park Zoological Gardens provide naturalistic habitats for some 400 species of
animals. Special exhibits include the African Savanna, Australasia, Bug World,
Butterflies and Blooms, Day and Night Exhibits, East Conservation Yards,
Humboldt Penguins, Northern Trail, Peacocks, Prairie Dogs, Raptor Center, Rose
Garden, Trail of Adaptations, Tropical Asia (Elephant Forest and Forest of
Vines), and Tropical Rain Forest.
: 501 South "I" Street (at 6th Avenue),
, WA 98405
- This 27 acre city park displays over 700 mature trees from 100
native and exotic species.
: East Rose Street,
Yakima Area Arboretum and Botanical
- This city park is devoted to plants that require very little
: 1401 Arboretum Drive (Intersection of Interstate 82 and Nob Hill
Boulevard (SR 24)), Yakima
, WA 98901 (509)248-7337 ((509)AH-TREES).
Yashiro Japanese Garden
- This diverse
46 acre arboretum, adjoining the riparian habitat of the Yakima River, displays
2,000 specimens of woody plants. Special collections include the Joyful Garden,
the Peony Garden, the Rock Garden, the Butterfly Garden, the Iris Bed, the
Japanese Garden, the Buffalo Grass Plot, the Trees of Washington Exhibit, the
Nut Collection, the Beech Grove, the Fruit Tree Grove, Magnolias, Roses, the
Giant Sequoia Grove, Hawthorns, the Evergreen Collection, Rhododendrons, Incense
Cedars, Lindens, the Maple Grove, Birch, the Centennial Oak Grove, and
: 9th and Plum, PO Box 1967,
, WA 98507
- This lovely traditional Asian garden, honoring Olympia's sister
city Yashiro, is designed in the ancient hill and pond style with classic gates,
water features, stone, cut-stone lanterns and a 13-tier pagoda.