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Washington Park Arboretum

2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
+1 206-543-8800
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Greenery at its Finest

Located off of Madison St in east Seattle (Metro bus #11) is the outstanding Washington Park... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2015
A tree meseum

A simply lovely place to spend and afternoon. So many trees. If you want to learn about trees or... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2015
William T
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Use a canoe, or your feet, to explore the 230 acres and 4,000 species of trees, vines, shrubs and plants at this arboretum.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
Broadway / Capitol Hill
+1 206-543-8800
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Reviewed August 12, 2015

Located off of Madison St in east Seattle (Metro bus #11) is the outstanding Washington Park Arboretum. Covering about 250 acres, one finds numerous walking trails, access to Union Bay and Lake Washington, plus tree species from around the world. The "Arb" has some of...More

Thank Treeeman
Reviewed August 11, 2015

A simply lovely place to spend and afternoon. So many trees. If you want to learn about trees or just spend a peaceful time in nature this place has it all.

Thank William T
Reviewed August 11, 2015

I love the arboretum. I think my favorite time to go is during the fall when all the colors are changing.

1  Thank Brad B
Reviewed August 7, 2015

Nice place for a walk among the trees in a well kept mini forest. This is not a horticultural garden, almost no flowering specimens except for the azalea walk in the early spring. The selection trees are outstanding but there are few labels to identify...More

Thank Phil and Carol H
Reviewed August 5, 2015

Although beautiful,the Japanese Garden was smaller than I anticipated since there is so much hype about it in the city. We actually found the Kubota Gardens more expansive. They each had their beauty though.

Thank RonandJoan
Reviewed August 4, 2015

An absolutely lovely Japanese garden was made even more interesting by the thoughtful tour given by a volunteer. The day was hot and he was careful to keep us in the shade as much as possible. It was fun to be able to feed the...More

Thank gavelcabin
Reviewed July 31, 2015

We had a few hours to kill, so we decided to stop at the Washington Park Arboretum. There are miles of trails to wander. So many gorgeous trees and plants. I do wish they had more signs throughout so that we knew what we were...More

1  Thank ashleycR3731WD
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Other than being a great place for a pleasant walk, this was a disappointment, because nothing was in bloom in mid July. There are miles of paths, and one needs to pay attention to the map to maintain awareness of where one is. A few...More

2  Thank grandpere
Reviewed July 29, 2015

I must say, this has been my least favorite on my first trip to Seattle, which is to say the whole experience has been wonderful! The grounds were very well kept and it was just a nice pleasant walk. I'd go again.

1  Thank Mcaltom
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Beautiful Park and arboretum in Seattle. Have always loved this place . It is a must see if you are going to visit Seattle as well as the childrens Science Center.

2  Thank Robin A
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Deb H
August 5, 2017|
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Response from Larry S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, by bus. Check King County Metro bus schedule on line,
Mike M
July 5, 2017|
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can visit later in the day.
Marjorie Ann A
June 1, 2016|
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Response from themolitors | Reviewed this property |
There's a very limited amount of parking inside the park. The largest lot is at the Japanese Tea Garden. There's another one over by the info center. The last "big" one is just north of the info center but may be closed... More