Washington Park Arboretum

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About Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle

The Washington Park Arboretum is a park spread across approximately 200 acres. It is situated on the shore of Lake Washington. The park is home to around 40,000 trees, shrubs and vines from all around the world. It is also host to a Japanese garden for a few months of the year, usually from February to November. Head over to the Washington Park Arboretum to while away your time walking and taking in the splendour of the place. Picnic places and play areas are also available, along with a few easy to conquer hiking trails!

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Washington Park Arboretum Information

  • For Japanese Garden- In order to preserve the unique nature of this garden, picnicking, weddings, tripods and pets are not allowed.

Washington Park Arboretum Tickets Prices

  • Entry to Washington Park Arboretum is free.
  • Entry fees to Japanese Garden: Adult (18-64)- $6; Youths (6-17), Seniors (65+), College students (with valid ID) and disabled- $4; Children (0-5)- Free

Washington Park Arboretum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Washington Park Arboretum is open daily from dawn to dusk.
  • Graham visitors center and public rest room: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Monday to Sunday, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day)
  • Gift shop in the Visitor Center: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (everyday); closed on all holidays.

How To Get To Washington Park Arboretum by Public Transport

  • E Madison St & LK Washington Blvd bus stop

Restaurants Near Washington Park Arboretum

  • Pagliacci Pizza
  • Trriyaki Bowl
  • Nishino

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Address: 2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98112, United States

Phone: +1-2065438800

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Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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  • Beautiful arboretum with interesting plants and nice views. Clearly a lot of work is put into it. My only suggestion would be to add clearly visible names of the plants so us curious types don't feel tempted to go off trail into the gardens to search for those tiny, sometimes missing, tags. My favorite part was the greenhouse at the bottom (North end) of the park where one can buy plants for very cheap. The park certainly has an incline but is otherwise very accessible. It's free aside from the beautiful Japanese garden near the top (south end)

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  • Constant improvement is upon Washington Park. When I was there several years before the Japanese Garden was closed being renovated. Open this time for a wonderful experience. But wait, there's more! After visiting the Japanese Garden explore more, you'll see impressive collections of Rhododendron, Magnolia trees, azalea and collections of plants from Australia and New Zealand for starters. This is a big "world class public park" with plenty to see!

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  • What's great about this botanical garden is that the city makes is free for anyone. Running here feels great. All the fresh air and smells of the Pacific Northwest along with the plants they bring in from around the world.

  • I love talking a walks here! It’s been remodeled so it looks a bit too perfectly landscaped, the beauty of nature is in its ability to be imperfect yet amazingly beautiful. Still love it!

  • Our first visit here and what a great time we had. Wonderfully quiet, handicapped accessible trails. Such beautiful scenery. We highly recommend this Arboretum.

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