Washington Park is a public park in Seattle, Washington, United States, most of which is taken up by the Washington Park Arboretum, a joint project of the University of Washington, the Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the nonprofit Arboretum Foundation. Washington Park also includes a playfield and the Seattle Japanese Garden in its southwest corner.
To the north is Union Bay; to the west are Montlake and Madison Valley; to the south is the Washington Park neighborhood; and to the east is the Broadmoor Golf Club.
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L Baranda Larin | Mar 13, 2018
The ambience/ setting is gorgeous! Landscaping is well maintained. There many nooks & crannies which give the impression of being small gardens withing the larger garden. The ambiance is one of peace & order. A great place for contemplation or reading or meditation.
Michelle Rau | Mar 1, 2018
This is one of the greatest jewels that the PNW has to offer. It shows a broad range of trees and plants that thrive in this area, and highlights collections from New Zealand, Chile, Japan and China. Regardless of the season, the arboretum has something to wow you and they have a great visitors center and docent lead tours. They have made some unreal changes in the last couple of years to make the arboretum more accessible. Every trip to the arboretum gives you a chance to explore and see something new. Yes, I love it and look forward to visiting with each changing season.
Pterodactyl Treason | Feb 22, 2018
Beautiful park. There is an abundance of flora AND fauna. It is a great place to spend the day or go for a brisk walk. They have a nice visitor center with nice, knowledgeable people. I got some lovely tea, a neat plant and a rad sticker! Love this park. The seasons are all different and change the scenery.
Ryan Nunley | Apr 1, 2018
Large park with beautiful scenery. There are places to sit. Dogs are allowed. Families can enjoy themselves. Runners have endless routes to try. Plenty of space for everyone. The Japanese Garden in the arboretum is beautiful, but does cost ~$10/person.
Rebecca Matt | Mar 7, 2018
A beautiful place to tour are the Japanese Tea Gardens. Stone lanterns, koi and turtles swim in the flowing pond., bonsai trees and gorgeous gardens follow along gravel walking paths. Benches are placed for viewing the gardens indifferent perspectives and are worth a minute to sit and gaze. A great place for photographers. There is also a little tea house where you can enjoy a cup of tea after your tour. Spring, when everything is Seattle starts to bloom is the best time to go. Parking is free, restroom are available.
Ann Gehring | May 4, 2018
Very nice. Beautiful day. But not a lot of information on the recyclable guide. Also, not much information on individual bushes and trees. However, it is an AWESOME park. Kudos to all who made it possible!!!!!! Wonderful experience and that is what I am telling people!!
Dawn Johnson | Apr 23, 2018
This is a must visit for parks in Seattle. I would rate it five star if it were not for the din from the traffic nearby. If you choose the mountain path through the center of the park you will not hear the traffic as much and you can enjoy the plant collection from around the world. The plants are carefully marked with easy to read signs. The other pluses are the smooth paths and good access with plenty of parking. The rhodenendrons and Camilla are in full bloom during mid spring. Enjoy!
Randall Jeremiah | May 14, 2018
My wife and two of our kids and I spent a good amount of time there on Mother’s Day. The weather was great and the arboretum was well maintained and easy to walk. I did see some trails that would take someone from the normal path but not everyone was wearing the proper shoes. Also the path was good for bikes and even wheel chairs. I highly recommend it
Sebastian Wilson | May 23, 2018
We really love this place. It's a great spot for a date night or pizza with the family. The food is always fresh and delicious. My wife is vegetarian and absolutely loves the hummus plate, salads and any one of the vegetarian pizzas. Good beer choices, well crafted cocktails and unique desserts top it all off. There is a one of the kind loft space upstairs reservable for parties and large gatherings.
Derek Garcia | May 22, 2018
I loved this place. It was wide open and has miles of loops and trails. Lots of people jogging and walking dogs. The trees are very dense and beautiful. All the added signage for species descriptions are very informative.
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