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Washington Park Arboretum

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Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
Gardens, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Address: 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
Phone Number: 206-543-8800
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking
Description: Use a canoe, or your feet, to explore the 230 acres and 4,000 species of...
Use a canoe, or your feet, to explore the 230 acres and 4,000 species of trees, vines, shrubs and plants at this arboretum.
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UW Arboretum: Camellias, Heathers and Magnolias oh my!

Spring comes to the Pacific Northwest while most of the north is still locked in winter. If you are lucky enough to be visiting Seattle, a nice place to stroll are the flowering... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Westport, Massachusetts, United States
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Westport, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Spring comes to the Pacific Northwest while most of the north is still locked in winter. If you are lucky enough to be visiting Seattle, a nice place to stroll are the flowering gardens of the Arboretum. The Witt Winter garden has a collection of early bloomers and plants with interesting bark and form, the Camellia garden was spectacular and... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Every plant and tree is marked with its story. At overtime of year there is something in bloom. Parking can be a challenge, so prepare to walk. when Cherry blossoms are in bloom, there is long line of cars. There are places to picnic as well.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a very pretty place to take your mother for Mother's Day. So many beautiful flowers and nice green grass to enjoy. Many families come here to picnic and enjoy the beauty.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great park in the middle of the city. It's HUGE- lots of people and dogs walk here. Lovely company. Very calm quite beautiful and well maintained.

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful park, well maintained. Nice to walk around, very scenic and refreshing.Dogs need to be on leash. Little confusing to get there. but lots of parking and worth visiting.

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Durham, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We liked the trees and shrubs in blossom. The well-kept pathways. The cleanliness of the area. The views. Our dogs enjoyed the walk with us and did not mind staying leashed. Looks like a great place to re-visit.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The only thing one might dislike would be the entry fee. However, the money goes for the upkeep, so one cannot really begrudge it. Inside, the Arboreturm is a great place to stroll and enjoy the flowers, the trees, in their various seasons. The Japanese garden has been tended with loving care and shows it. Bring a camera, and love... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Arboretum is singularly different from all other parks in the city. There are wonderful gardens planted with things from all over the world that each have a starring role at various times of the year. From the wonderful Rhododendron Garden to the Winter Garden to the out-of-this-world Chilean Fire Trees (Embothrium coccineum), the Arboretum has many plant collections in... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

What a beautiful place! I enjoyed a long, solo walk through this park, and used the provided map to understand the plant life I was seeing. I was lucky to visit on a sunny day in mid-January, so there were many others there as well, but it didn't seem crowded at all. I enJoyed all the parks I visited in... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The prettiest arboretum I have ever seen... it just goes on and on and there were very few visitors when we were there so it was a lovely respite from the bustling city.

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