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Carl S. English Botanical Garden

Closes in 14 min: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Nice Outdoor Space

Check for local events, you may be able to catch an outdoor concert. Great place to walk around... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2017
Alison R
Charlotte, North Carolina
Clean park

The park is next to the Locks and it is clean and well maintained. You can visit the park during... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2017
Phi S
Bangkok, Thailand
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A pretty little botanical garden with over 500 species of plants.
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3015 NW 54th St, Seattle, WA 98107-4213
+1 206-780-2500
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

We combined our Botanical Gardens walk with the Locks and Ladders experience; then revisited the gardens to enjoy a performance of the Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band. While it's true that there are more impressive public gardens in Seattle, we really enjoyed viewing the Daylilies, an...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Check for local events, you may be able to catch an outdoor concert. Great place to walk around and enjoy the outdoors. If youre walking around the gardens, you might as well walk around the locks too. Small parking lot out front, but more parking...More

Thank Alison R
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

The park is next to the Locks and it is clean and well maintained. You can visit the park during your visit to the Locks and Salmon ladder.

Thank Phi S
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Beautiful part with good birds and squirrels. But not a place which is a standalone tourist place/weekend getaway but to be clubbed if you are visiting the Locks.

Thank DreamerDisha
Reviewed November 17, 2016

This is a nice little bonus if you go down to see the Locks. The garden is nicely maintained, easy to stroll through, and close to food, activities, and a great water side view of Seattle.

Thank hfulghum
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Nothing much though. It is nice but not too big. I think after I visited the Rose Garden at the Zoo, this park does not seem worth the visit. However, it is nice, quiet piece of land where you could enjoy it by yourself. It...More

Thank Enhan
Reviewed July 17, 2016

I give it three stars because we were here on a Sunday afternoon and heard a free 1 1/2 concert by a good local big band with two really good vocalists. The botanical park is well named because it is not a garden. It is...More

Thank Sid R
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places while growing up in Seattle. I recently found it's still one of my top 10 favorites in Seattle after 47 years, such great memories. The botanical garden is on the grounds of the Ballard Locks and is a very peaceful...More

1  Thank RedDevil1504
Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

This is unique because of the locks but as far as gardens go, Seattle has many more beautiful ones. Worth checking out but you will find more types of plants elsewhere.

Thank Hayley B
Reviewed February 25, 2016

Read a few favorable reviews on Carl S. English Gardens and made a trip to see for ourselves on a sunny day. We were really surprised at the overall clutter and sloppy look, exposed irrigation hoses, no ground cover, etc....appears like the gardeners took the...More

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Response from RBeam | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the park is free as is the fish ladder and viewing the locks. It is all together and really a nice outing.