Gardens in Seattle

Sightseeing

Gardens in Seattle | Seattle Gardens | Gardens of Seattle

Seattle, a city in Washington State is popular for its lush evergreen gardens, parks, forests and landscapes giving it a status of Emerald city. Whether for an adventurous hike on the pretty trail, a (Read More) casual walk around the sun-kissed greenery or learning about the horticulture, gardens in Seattle can offer all for a swoon worthy experience. So, why to wait, let us explore about the 15 best gardens in Seattle that are worth exploring.

Here is the list of 15 Gardens in Seattle

1. Parsons Garden, Seattle

Parsons Garden, Seattle

Nestled in West Highland Drive and Betty Bowen Viewpoint, Parsons Garden is a 0.4 acre park hustle free park which is a magical venue for weddings in Seattle. The shady yet verdant landscaped area is manicured with grasses, pretty benches, and flowery bushes making it idealistic relaxing garden. Stroll around the garden to check the romantic display of green lawns, peaceful environment or picnic spots for a perfect day out with family.

Timings : 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Rentals : USD 175 per hour

Parking : Free Parking

Wheelchair Accessibility : Yes

Location : 650 W Highland Dr, Seattle, WA 98119, United States

2. Seattle Chinese Garden, Seattle

Seattle Chinese Garden, Seattle

Sprawled in 4.6 acres around the north end of South Seattle, Seattle Chinese Garden is inspired from Sichuan gardens with landscape scenario with Yangtze River and beautified with Chinese plants. The prime feature of the garden is Song Mei Pavilion assembled by a Chinese artisan along with other elements that are placed in a way to illustrate the pretty Chinese heritage. Not only plants or bonsais, the largest chinese garden outside China, Seattle Chinese Garden showcases the architectural beauty and water elements of the Chinese Garden in a pretty trail.

Timings : 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM (Monday- Thursday)
11:30 AM to 05:00 PM (Friday)

Admission Fee : Free Admission

Parking : Free Street Parking

Wheelchair Accessibility : Yes

Location : 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106, United States

3. Japanese American Remembrance Garden, Seattle

Japanese American Remembrance Garden, Seattle

Constructed in remembrance of Japanese American who were incarcerated during World War II, Japanese American Remebrance Garden is designed by Al Kubota in 2006. The garden is located between Xavier Hall and Hunthausen in Seattle and represents the Japanese culture with its large rocks and plantings. The garden is famous for its exquisite art, memorial stones and Japanese flora which are designed to pay homage to Japanese American.

Timings : 08:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Admission Fee : Free Admission

Parking : Free Parking

Wheelchair Accessibility : Yes

Location : 901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, United States

4. Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, Seattle

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, Seattle

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is a pretty and exotic garden sprawled over 4- acre in the Pacific Northwest of shoreline, Seattle. Founded in 1958, the garden is set around a natural woodland area with more than 2,000 species of various local and exotic plant species. Be it ferns, hardwoods or magnolias, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is a treat to explore for its rare collection of horticulture species. Apart from the plants and trees, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is ideal for bird watching as more than 40 species can be spotted around the area. Visitors can also shop some rare and unique plant species from the MsK Nursery in the garden.

Timings: : 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Admission Fee : Free Admissions

Collection : Conifers, ferns, magnolias, groundcovers, hardwoods, rhododendrons etc.

Parking : Street Parking available

Wheelchair Accessibility : Yes

Location : 20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline, WA 98177

5. Seattle Japanese Garden, Seattle

Seattle Japanese Garden, Seattle

Nestled in Madison Park across the southern end of Washington Park Arboretum and Eastern side of Lake Washington Boulevard, Seattle Japanese Garden is a 3.5 acre garden designed in the most authentic Japanese way. Architectured on the principle of shizensa, the essence of nature, the park is beautified by winding paths, central ponds, strolling gardens, varied landscapes etc. The detailed structure with stones, lanterns, bridges, plants and canals in the garden makes it breathtakingly pretty.

Timings : 09:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Tuesday to Sunday)

Admission Fee : USD 6 (Adults)
USD 4 (Children/ Senior Citizen)

Cultural Events : Wondering and Wandering, Keiro no Hi, Otsukimi, Tanabata, Kodomo no Hi, Momijigari etc.

Parking : Free Parking

Wheelchair Accessibility : Yes

Strollers : Available

Location : 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112, United States

6. UW Medicinal Herb Garden, Seattle

UW Medicinal Herb Garden, Seattle

UW Medicinal Herb Garden was founded in 1911 and havens 1,000 plant species, contemporary medicinal shrubs and Native American herbs. Located in Benson Hall and Botany Greenhouse, the garden covers an area of two and half acres is ideal for a perfect stroll and educational trip for medicinal flora. The garden is exhibited in seven spots with a well architectured entrance, Cascara circle. The major area of the garden is dedicated to native plants followed by other rare species of herbaceous beauty.

Timings : Open 24 hours

Admission Fee : Free admission

Parking : Free parking

Wheelchair Accessibility : Yes

Location : 650 W Highland Dr, Seattle, WA 98119, United States

7. UW Arboretum, Seattle

UW Arboretum, Seattle

Nestled in the University of Washington Arboretum spanning over 230 acres, UW Arboretum is a heaven of horticulture collection along with loop trail of Madison. With three different garden in the arena, the garden is perfect for a sensory delights and educational spree. Azalea way in the UW Arboretum blooms with dogwood trees and flowering cherry. The water side garden in the Japanese garden side makes the garden more beautiful. Discover the woodland garden and Rhododendron glen for a naturalistic day out.

Timings : 07:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Admission Fee : Free Admission

Attractions : Azalea way, Japanese Garden, Woodland garden, Rhododendron glen

Parking : Free parking

Wheelchair Accessibility : Yes

Location : 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711, United States

8. Dunn Gardens, Seattle

Dunn Gardens, Seattle

Dunn Gardens is a historic treasure in the Seattle city designed in 1915 by Olmsted Brothers covering an area of 7.5 acres. The only residential garden in the state, Dunn Gardens is graced with timeless beautiful shrubs. Naturalistic trees, shrub lawns, woodland walks and exotic floral plants enhance the allure of the garden. There are ample of plants like diminutive erythroniums, douglas fins, large rhododendrons in the garden categorized as seasonal, heritage, location and many others. Accessible for public only during the months of April to July and September to October, the garden hosts various special events like “King and Queen of Wonderland”, Mallets in Wonderland” etc.

Timings : 09:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Tuesday to Friday)

Admission Fee : USD 10 per person

Collection : Japanese Maple, Fern, Red Buckeye, catlin’s Giant Carpet Bugle, Chinese Abelia etc.

Parking : On Northshire Road

Wheelchair Accessibility : Yes

Location : 13533 Northshire Rd NW, Seattle, WA 98177, United States

9. Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden, Seattle

Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden, Seattle

Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden came into existence in 1956 in the neighbourhood of Queen Anne and Kerry Park. The garden is a seven acre botanical area made as per English landscape style exhibiting a fuchsia display and seasonal lilies. With more than 500 species, 1,500 plant varieties like oaks, Mexican pies, fan palms, roses etc., the garden is truly a learning voyage for every visitor. Do explore the rarest plants like fame flower, bitter root, spring beauty and waterside plantings in the garden to make it even more enthralling.

Timings : 07:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Admission Fee : Free Admission

Horticulture Collection : Fame flower, bitter root, spring beauty, fan palms, oaks, pines, roses, rhododendrons etc.

Parking : Free parking

Wheelchair Accessibility : Yes

Location : 3015 NW 54th St, Seattle, WA 98107, United States

10. Thomas Street Gardens, Seattle

Thomas Street Gardens, Seattle

Packed with flowers and plants in a serene surrounding of 3,200 square feet, Thomas Street Gardens is a hidden gem built in 1997 in the busy neighbourhood of Seattle, Capitol Hill. The garden brims with lush green wildflowers and colourful seasonal floral collection along with an intricate wrought iron front gate. Inspired by vine inspired design, Thomas Street Gardens is structured with a blend of artistic horticulture collection, landscaped spots and herbaceous beds.

Timings : 04:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Admission Fee : Free admission

Parking : Onsite Parking

Location : 1010 E Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98102, United States

11. Woodland Park Rose Garden, Seattle

Woodland Park Rose Garden, Seattle

Sprawled over 2.5 acres in the Seattle city, Woodland Park Rose Garden is an Olmsted Brother designed area with woodland setting and geometrical gardenscape. The garden houses 3000 roses of 200 varied varieties in an elegant space creating a pretty and colourful showcase. The garden holds a status of American Rose Test Gardens and displays novel rose hybrids every month to enhance the strolling experience of a rose enthusiast. Though the garden blooms beautifully round the year, May to August are special months as the beauty of the garden intensifies three folds during these months.

Timings : 07:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Admission Fee : Free admission

Parking : Free street parking
USD 4.50 (Zoo Parking)

Wheelchair Accessibility : Yes

Location : 750 N 50th St, Seattle, WA 98103, United States

12. Shakespeare Garden, Seattle

Shakespeare Garden, Seattle

Situated around Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Middle Drive East, Shakespeare Garden is a garden based on the William Shakespeare’s work with 175 plants associated with universities, Shakespeare festivals, parks etc. Dozens of herbaceous species, boxwood layout, flowers, fountains and lanterns of the garden echoes a different Shakespeare story with its assemblage. Poppy, Mandrake, Daisies, Violets, Roses, Lilies, and other seasonal flowers are worth exploration in the summer bloom of Seattle.

Timings : 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Admission Fee : Free Admission

Flowers Collection : Poppy, Mandrake, Daisies, Violets, Roses, Lilies

Parking : Free Parking

Wheelchair Accessibility : Yes

Location : 901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, United States

13. Bloedal Reserve, Seattle

Bloedal Reserve, Seattle

Along with Bainbridge Island, Bloedal Reserve is a 150 acre garden divided into 12 parts including a moss garden, Japanese garden, and rhododendron glem. Built on the principles of reverence, subtlety, naturalness and tranquillity, Bloedal Reserve is an amalgamation of landscaped lakes, woods, stone garden and articulate lawns. Ornamentally beautified by French Chateau style home, tea house, gardens, bird marsh, reflection pool, waterfall and meadows enhances the charm of the garden and makes it one of the most beautiful in the city.

Timings : 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Admission Fee : USD 17 (Adults)
USD 12 (Seniors)
USD 10 (Students)
USD 6 (Children)

Attractions : Stone gardens, moss gardens, rhododendron glen, Trestle bridge, Japanese garden, reflection pool etc.

Parking : Free parking

Wheelchair Accessibility : Yes

Location : 7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, United States

14. Streissguth Gardens, Seattle

Streissguth Gardens, Seattle

Streissguth Gardens is a small, urban, well maintained family garden located on the northwest side of Capitol Hall in Seattle. The garden stands beautifully along the hill side covering an area of one acre giving a panoramic view of downtown Seattle and Olympic Mountains. The garden has been renovated systematically in last 40 years with 4 major divisions sprawled over north to south. The initial area is sectioned as a perennial area followed by a central hill side trail and fruit bearing plants. The Rust garden of the area is filled with vegetable beds along with the herbaceous boundary at the transition zone. Apart from learning about exotic vegetation, the garden is also an ideal spot for enjoying the winding trails, bird songs and enchanting ponds.

Timings : 05:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Parking : Free Parking

Wheelchair Accessibility : Yes

Location : 1640 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102, United States

15. Bellevue Botanical Gardens, Seattle

Bellevue Botanical Gardens, Seattle

Bellevue Botanical Gardens is a 53 acre garden structured around woodlands, walking trails and natural wetlands offering various horticulture gems for an educational exploration. It is one of the most visited garden in the city for its diversified collection of meadows including Perennial border, The urban Meadow, Yao Garden, Fuchsia Garden, Lost Meadow trail, Native Discovery Garden, waterwise garden etc. Each garden in the area depicts a special feature of the horticulture collection like maples, viburnums, azaleas in the Yao Garden depicting the Japanese landscape. Along with the beautiful botanical trail, visitors can also attend the regular classes and events in the garden to enhance the learning experience.

Timings : 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Admission Fee : Free Admission

Attractions : Perennial border, The urban Meadow, Yao Garden, Fuchsia Garden, Lost Meadow trail, Native Discovery Garden, waterwise garden

Parking : Free parking available

Wheelchair Accessibility : Yes

Location : 12001 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98005, United States

Bloom your day and experience the horticulturally fun sprawling around the Gardens in Seattle. In case we missed some gem, do let us know in the comments section below.

This post was published by Kadambini Sharma

Share this post on social media
Google +

Top Hotels In Seattle

Comments on this post