Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle

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Jointly managed by the city of Seattle and the University of Washington, Washington Park Arboretum displays a vast collection of plants, flowers, trees, and other vegetation from around the world. This area spans nearly 81 ha (200 acres) alongside Lake Washington in north Seattle. Wander among its themed areas and ecological habitats. Stop by the visitor center for information about the resident flora and fauna, which include both exotic and local plants, plus turtles and a variety of birds. Stroll across leafy pathways and wooden bridges surrounded by lily pads. The arboretum hosts the city's Japanese garden and provides many opportunities for you to hit the lake in a rented kayak or canoe. Watch for a view of the university's Husky Stadium across the lake. By using our Seattle tour planner , you can arrange your visit to Washington Park Arboretum and other attractions in Seattle.
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  • One of our favorite places for a walk, particularly during blooming season or during the fall when the Japanese maples are in full splendor. In addition to the gardens, a walk-way under the freeway ta...  more »
  • Really great Arboretum on the edge of Seattle. Hard to get there without a car but a great place to walk and cycle.  more »
  • Tired of fine dust in Korea, I went into the Arboretum really here live like beggars. The dust accumulated in the lungs filled with the wind blowing the dust blows off the mood. In the middle is an intermediate composition is very well arranged garden are cheats, and he and rambling trails on the other hand, the magnificent tree, place it as a feeling of nature. A thorn in Korea cleans the lungs stop those going to write once and it was the former delighted chuckles.
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