4.5Seattle Center(1.526 reviews) - Beautiful park with something for everyone Thursday: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Gardens • Fountains
Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts and family gathering place, centered around the International Fountain, in the core of our region and the site of the 1962 World’s Fair. More than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations that reside on the grounds, together with a broad range of public and community programs, create thousands of events on the 74-acre campus and attract over 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.15 billion in business activity and $387 million in labor income.See more..
5.0Manito Park(1.480 reviews) - Fun and Free Parks • Gardens
We have been to many different botanical gardens. Manito Park is not as elaborate or impressive as some of the other places we have visited, but it is free and is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. Probably the most interesting places in the park are the conservatory, Rose Hill, and the Duncan Gardens. You may get a different experience at different times of the year. I have seen pictures of the Duncan Gardens with very vibrant colors. At the time of our visit the plants were a bit more muted, but it was still a pretty area to see. The conservatory had a decent collection of tropical and succulent plants. The park can get crowded and parking can be limited, but we were able to find a place to park without issue even in the middle of the day. On the whole, I highly recommend visiting Manito Park. Is a great place to experience the outdoors and nature with plenty of flowers to see.See more..
4.5Washington Park Arboretum(710 reviews) - Tranquility Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks • Gardens
Use a canoe, or your feet, to explore the 230 acres and 4,000 species of trees, vines, shrubs and plants at this arboretum.See more..
The Bellevue Botanical Garden is an urban refuge, encompassing 53-acres of cultivated gardens, restored woodlands, and natural wetlands. The living collections showcase plants that thrive in the Pacific Northwest. Our demonstration of good garden design and horticulture techniques inspire visitors to create their own beautiful, healthy gardens. We provide a place of beauty, serenity, and learning for thousands of visitors each year. There are also many fun things to do throughout the seasons: plant sales, community celebrations, summer concerts, art exhibits and holiday light festivities.See more..
5.0Bloedel Reserve(569 reviews) - A tribute to nature and history Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens
Bloedel Reserve is a place I’ve known of for several years but never visited until this month. The privately owned reserve celebrates nature in a grand way with its expansive woodlands, gardens, and lakes. The manor house is open to visitors and has helpful docents. I visited Bainbridge Island during a hot spell, which made walking the property’s trails a challenge. Even the famous swans seemed to be hiding in the shade. I look forward to a return visit during cooler weatherSee more..
4.5Kubota Garden(504 reviews) - Beautiful space with lots to explore Gardens
Kubota Garden is a 20-acre American-Japanese garden that was the vision of Japanese immigrant Fujitaro Kubota when he purchased the first 5-acres of logged off swampland in 1927. The garden grew to 20-acres and was developed concurrent with Kubota's landscaping business. He returned to the garden and continued its development after being incarcerated during WWII. In 1981, the 4.5 acre core was designated a Historic Landmark, and the City of Seattle purchased the garden from the Kubota family in 1987. The garden is an urban oasis, criss-crossed with streams and paths, ponds and waterfalls, rich with flora and fauna and a popular destination year-round. The garden is maintained by the City, and supported by the Kubota Garden Foundation.See more..
In 1985, RoozenGaarde was founded as a small showgarden and retail shop. With this addition Washington Bulb Co, Inc. was now able to reach out to the many individual flower enthusiasts and gardeners who wanted direct access to WBC’s great products. Flowers and floral arrangements are available every day of the year. The gift shop is also stocked with Tulip Festival merchandise, gardening tools and books, and unique gifts for the home and garden. The original showgarden has grown to over 3 ½ acres and is annually planted with over a ¼ million spring flowering bulbs. Included in this count are 85 different varieties of tulips, 25 varieties of daffodils, plus varieties of hyacinths, crocuses, and irises. Every flower is listed in our bulb catalog (and online!) which is available for visitors as they stroll through the garden. We encourage visitors and home gardeners alike to come check us out to simply enjoy the sights or see what ideas you can take back home for your own flower beds!See more..
An oasis of tranquility in the city, Seattle Japanese Garden invites visitors to indulge their senses and immerse themselves in quiet beauty. The Seattle Japanese Garden is open from March through November each year. More information on hours at seattlejapanesegarden.org.See more..
Ohme Gardens is a nine-acre wooded garden perched on the hilltop above Wenatchee, Wash. A alpine oasis featuring panoramic views of the great Columbia River and the Wenatchee Valley. Ohme Gardens offers more than one-mile of native stone walking paths along which you can meander beneath towering pine and fir trees, lush plantings, waterfalls and serenity pools. Ohme Gardens, founded in 1929, celebrated its 90th Anniversary in 2019. Open daily 9 am – 6 pm, April 15 – Oct. 15.See more..
4.0Tulip Town(275 reviews) - Not perfect timing. Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Gardens
We visited here a little too early in the year, so there were not so many tulips in bloom. We still enjoyed ourselves as there were some very beautiful tulips close in to the main area. We also took the tractor ride around the small area where there were flowers. The gardens surrounding the windmill were very pretty and there is a large barn-like structure where you can order tulips, purchase snacks, and hang around with murals of the Netherlands. I suspect a couple of weeks later the fields would have been teeming with tulips.See more..
5.0B&B Family Farm(232 reviews) - Lavender Heaven! Temporarily closed - Closed until May 1, 2023 Spent 1-2 hours Farms • Gardens
As of October 1, we are closed for the 2022 season. We will reopen May 1, 2023. Visit the website year round. Our family of three generations loves to share our 12-acre lavender farm. The 100-year old barn provides the northern backdrop to thousands of lavender plants with a breathtaking view of the Olympic Mountains to the south. We offer free tours all summer, which include information about growing, processing, cleaning and distilling lavender. Our Shoppe is filled with quality, hand-made lavender products and our one-of-a-kind bud-cleaning machine (aka the ‘jitterbud’) will be shakin’ all summer so stop by for a unique, free, educational farm experience.See more..
The birds in the cages and aviary are RESCUES. Isn't that AWESOME!!? They are very well cared for and very safe in the large habitat cages you see. NOT a zoo viewing situation at all. Please donate if you like the aviary... I did. I am not affiliated with the park or aviary.See more..
4.5Lavender Wind Farm(126 reviews) - Feels like Provence Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Gardens
In these days of Covid-19 closures our availability changes. Please visit our website to find out current status. At this time, the farm itself will open in mid-June, 2020 for people with reservations only. Please visit our website for more information about reservations. Lavender Wind Farm, with a view of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan De Fuca, is on the wild west side of beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington. Visit the farm in the summer for picnics and walking in the lavender fields while enjoying beautiful views of the mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Come to the shop in the Historic District of Coupeville for fabulous baked goods made with lavender, lavender products such as lotions, candles, sachets, jams and so much more.See more..
Our unique farm has over 30 varieties of lavender to view — from light pink to dark purple — with most available for U-cut, making for truly unique lavender bundles. Our farm property also offers exceptional photo opportunities of multi-colored lavender fields and our recently renovated historic barn. We offer complimentary admission all summer long, even during Sequim Lavender Weekend. Visit our quaint store, located in the barn; our boutique products are handmade with lavender essential oil distilled from our own plants. Head to the copper still and watch as we distill the oil and learn about the different uses and kinds of lavender we grow, then stop by the “Essential Oil Bar” to smell many varieties of lavender essential oil, all available for sale. We offer lawn games such as bocce ball and cornhole (for kids and adults), as well as benches and picnic tables throughout the property. We invite you to bring a picnic, a good book, or just your camera, and stay all afternoon!See more..
The Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, located between Seattle and Tacoma, is a 22-acre woodland garden featuring the largest collection of Rhododendron species in the world. With a Victorian stumpery, the Rutherford conservatory, a pond garden, extensive fern collection, rock garden, and a blue poppy meadow, visitors will experience a diverse collection of plants in a Pacific Northwest forest setting. The garden is also home to beautiful companion plants, including the famous Himalayan Blue Poppies, Camellias, Magnolias, Japanese maples, and many rare plants. Many of the plants found growing in the Garden are for sale in the Nursery or through our on-line catalog. RSBG is dedicated to the conservation, research, acquisition, evaluation, cultivation, public display, and distribution of Rhododendron species.See more..
4.5Rainbow Falls(94 reviews) - Stunning falls! State Parks • Gardens • Waterfalls
A beautiful waterfall in the Stehekin area.See more..
This is such a cute little hideaway spot in Bellingham! It’s not something you do all day, but it’s definitely something worth coming and looking at. I definitely enjoyed spending have time here, it is not dog friendly though, so you have to leave dogs at home but overall it was a really good experience. And I got to see some really cool art.See more..
On one of our Mystery trips I planned a stop in Woodland Wa. Which is somewhere between Vancouver WA. and Kelso, WA. I had heard of a lilac house or a special garden, I wasn't sure but thought it might be fun to drag 45 seniors there to check it out. Trite be told, I was a little scared that it might not be anything special....but I was oh so wrong....what a beautiful place. We spent 2hours there walking through the gardens, listening to stories of how it was all started and shopping at the gift shop was amazing! This is a place that you just have to experience yourself...just make sure that you go during the Lilac Festival which is the first part of May. That is the only time that everything is open.....it really is like a secret Garden!See more..
4.5Meerkerk Gardens(72 reviews) - Such an inspiration Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Gardens
Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, a nonprofit garden open to the public, encompasses 10 acres of display and educational gardens enveloped by forty-three acres of woodland preserve with 4 miles of nature trails.The cultivated areas contain a renowned collection of hybrid and species rhododendrons in a woodland garden setting. Trails are maintained throughout the gardens.The gazebo area is suitable for small gatherings and picnics. Dogs are always welcome on leash.See more..
Dedicated in September 1995, the Chateau is surrounded by biodynamic and organic vineyards. Proprietors Tom and Anne-Marie Hedges have created a beautiful destination, to showcase the Estate's world class wines. Hedges Family Estate is nestled in the heart of the Red Mountain American Viticultural Area. Red Mountain AVA is a Wine Enthusiast 2014 Wine Star Award nominee, Wine Region category. We are open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm from April through November and then change to our winter hours which are from Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Walk in tasters are welcome. Groups of 6 or more are asked to call ahead for a reservation. See you on Red Mountain.See more..
4.5Elandan Gardens LTD(43 reviews) - Definitely a hidden gem! Beautiful! Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Gardens
Elandan Gardens and gallery is home to a marvelous $10 admission waterfront Bonsai Garden, and unique artistic store guaranteed to excite the whole family! We are pet friendly and usually have our own four legged friends with us at the store! Check us out on Instagram for regular updates and bonsai educational content from our master artist Dan Robinson! @ElandangardensbonsaiSee more..
Display greenhouse Sometimes closed on Wednesdays for maintenance. Hours: Spring 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. First weekend of Daylight Saving Time to May 15 Summer 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. May 16 to September 15 Fall 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. September 16 to October 31 Winter 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. November 1 to the Friday before Daylight Saving TimeSee more..
4.5Lakewold Gardens(42 reviews) - One of the most beautiful gardens in the Northwest Thursday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Historic Sites • Gardens
Lakewold Gardens is a premier 10-acre historic garden estate that features formal and natural settings. Located just south of Tacoma off of I-5 we are near the hustle and bustle of the city, but our gardens feel worlds away. Nestled amidst the lush English-inspired gardens is the Georgian-style mansion which overlooks Gravelly Lake. This historic and unique property is open year round to the public for self-guided garden tours and also serves as an elegant setting for a wedding, corporate event, or a private function. The Wagner House and gardens offer a variety of meeting room space that can be utilized many ways – from a small staff retreat in our upstairs boardroom overlooking the gardens, to an evening reception under our wisteria draped veranda – an event held at Lakewold is unlike any other. You and your guests will enjoy a beautiful backdrop and view from any of our event spaces. Special features include: a wisteria covered veranda, gorgeous spiral staircase, a unique quatrefoil pool, winding pathways, and a historic brick walkway. Discover why we are one of the premier venues in the South Sound.See more..
What a joy to see the gardens all decorated with thousands of lights! The paths are well lit, wide enough for roll chairs and walkers. A lovely event for families of all ages. Everybody was wearing masks, and there was JOY all around! We even saw friends having a tailgate party in the parking lot, all well distanced.See more..
4.5Whitney Gardens and Nursery(40 reviews) - A destination garden, nursery and all around cool place to visit Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Gardens
This is a true gem. The nursery plants are plentiful, healthy, well marked, varied and just ready for you to take home. The staff was extremely helpful. It is hard to describe, but I've never been to a nursery like this before. We bought several plants and will be back soon. Love this place and hope people support it. The best thing is that each plant has so much information about it: exposure, cold tolerance, specific blooming times, description of the flowers, leaves and care. It was easy to pick out precisely which plants would work best for our garden.See more..
The gardens and tour are just splendid. It is well worth the time to come to Heronswood Garden. I had no hesitation to become a member and will be spending many hours there in the future. The effect of it's beauty is profoundly calming and shouldn't be missed.See more..
My daughter and I were just passing by and decided to stop in. How wonderful is this place? We love the Fall and everything Halloween. There is a decorated pumpkin trail for the enjoyment of everyone. Lots of creative ideas here. The shop sells household items that are top notch. Really recommend this place not just for a nursery. It’s fun to browse around. See more..
4.5Water Resources Education Center(36 reviews) - You Can't Beat This Location for a Free Educational Family Activity Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Speciality Museums • Gardens
First of all: FREE. For family travelers looking for inexpensive activities, this is a must. There are many exhibits (focus is on keeping waterways and watersheds clean and healthy) for older kids plus a great small play area targeted for kids under three that is safe and clean. The location is very clean and there are nearby trails and city parks right on the river. There is a fabulous fountain that kids love to watch.See more..
I'm so glad I read about this place on TripAdvisor. It is off the beaten path and oh so worth the visit. Locally owned and operated by an older couple. The husband shared quite a bit about the history of these gardens and his efforts to grow them. It's so peaceful and certainly worth the visit. See more..
Welcome to Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, a one-of-a-kind location showcasing some of the area’s most treasured gardens including the Seike Japanese Garden and the Elda Behm Paradise Garden. The garden is open daily from Dawn to Dusk, and admission and parking are free.See more..
So much space and so much to see in this garden. I enjoyed the many trails, plants, pond, creek, artwork, birds (including peacocks), and fresh air. There’s no charge to enter, they have a donation box to help with keep the garden running. They have signs that say to wear a mask and everyone did put their masks on while walking past each other. It felt safe during this pandemic to wander these gardens with other responsible people. I took a photo of the map in the beginning, I’m glad I did. There are many small trails not on the map, you can easily spend over an hour here walking down all the paths. I’d definitely visit again.See more..
Bordeaux-Inspired, Washington-Crafted Since 1992, we've taken inspiration from one of the world’s greatest winemaking traditions and used it to make wines that are uniquely ours. We believe in the best of both worlds, and we refuse to compromise boldness for balance, complexity for drinkability. Experience the audacity and originality of one of the world’s ascendant wine regions, tempered with a reverence for the skill and patience of history’s most iconic grape blenders. We believe a great wine is a wine you love to drink and share. We invite you to join our Wine Club and and to join us in celebrating great wines and all the great experiences that they pair so well with.See more..
4.5Lavender Hill Farm(22 reviews) - Wonderful little place! Temporarily closed - Closed until Jun 14, 2023 Spent 1-2 hours Farms • Gardens
1/2 acre certified organic lavender farm with views of Mt. Rainier and harbor on charming Vashon Island. Fields and farm store are open seasonally mid-June through July when lavender is blooming. 20 varieties. Farm store with soap, bath and beauty products, organic essential oil. The Lavender Farmhouse and "Betty's Blue - a Room with a View" are also vacation rentals on VRBO and Airbnb. Dogs and children welcome. No entry fee.See more..
This park is still under construction. It is lovely. There over 4000 feet of walking trails. Mostly level. This is a great place for a stroll to look at the different art pieces and native plants. This is just off the exit. Plenty of parking. Great for a picnic. Great for photos! We loved it and go several times a year.See more..
What a great find! We stopped here on a drive and I was amazed at the huge number of plants for sale and the beauty of the outdoor garden that is located alongside the green houses. If you follow the signs inside the store, you will see one pointing to an outdoor garden! I am so glad we took the time to check it out. It was early May and the garden was beautiful! Such a surprise! From the front of this place, it looks like just a nursery with greenhouses, but once inside the number of beautiful plants for sale is astounding! Did I mention the outdoor garden?? Don’t just drive by! Stop! See more..
4.5Tennant Lake Park(16 reviews) - Hidden gem! Worth the stop. Spent 1-2 hours Parks • Gardens
What an amazing find! My boyfriend and I were driving back to Vancouver from a trip to Seattle and stumbled upon this place looking for a nice place to enjoy our takeout. It was that and so much more. Around every corner was another beautiful little place to enjoy, from the well- tended fragrance garden (lives up to its name), to the observation tower with great views of the grounds, to the platform walk through the marsh, and little raised bridges with views of the blooming water lilies... wow. Right off the highway but amazing peaceful. An ideal place for a little escape/ picnic. See more..
This garden was truly spectacular! Well maintained, with interesting and unusual varieties of plants to admire. It's adjacent to the old fort - park there and walk on in.See more..
5.0PowellsWood Garden(10 reviews) - A thing of beauty Thursday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Gardens
Within 30 minutes of Seattle, PowellsWood is one of the fine gardens of the Puget Sound region. A true pleasure garden, PowellsWood is a unique celebration of the natural world. Open to the public, you are invited to come explore this oasis of beauty, rest, and inspiration. PowellsWood is open April through OctoberSee more..
I have been taking my boys here since they were little. For some reason there is something about this place that really attracts my boys....they love going around to each part of the gardens...the little paths, the area w/ the "Wizard of Oz" theme, etc. It really is lovely in EVERY part of the year...and each time of the year the garden is "different" b/c different flowers/plants are blooming/growing. Lovely place to walk...love reading what each plant/tree/bush is (the labels) as well. We LOVE going here & to the library which is right next door!See more..
I appreciated the time and detail of information given to us on the tour.There was a lot more THERE than I expected. Lavender farm meant just lavender to me. So getting to enjoy the many other additional items/buildings/plants was definitely a positive plus.See more..
4.5Japanese Peace Garden(9 reviews) - Hidden gem, beautiful and tranquil Points of Interest & Landmarks • Gardens
This is a lovely little garden that's easy to navigate to. It's open seasonally from sunrise to sunset. No admission fee and free parking.all of those things plus the lovely setting make me ratr to five. Text very little time to go through but is very relaxing and serene.See more..
4.5The Gardens at Stillmeadows(7 reviews) - Unquestionably the most extensive private garden in Cowlitz County Spent 1-2 hours Gardens • Waterfalls
My first two visits this year left me wanting to see the fall colors at the gardens and to see how the gardens have transformed into their autumn colors. Wow, I certainly was not let down! So peaceful and serine! Each garden bed had it’s own personality and drew me into a relaxed and peaceful state.See more..
Larger than I expected when I parked my car. Plants are labled and google will tell you all about them if you ask. There was no one else there when I visited - it is open to the public without charge. The paths are well marked and it is easy to navigate but they are not paved paths. If it is dry for a few days they would support a wheelchair but not after a recent rain. It is run and maintained by volunteers and partially supported plant sales. I will return for each season to see how the plants change over time. There are a few that might want for my garden but I want to see them in different seasons.See more..
5.0Kruckeberg Botanic Garden(6 reviews) - Amazing garden tucked into a quiet neighborhood Spent 1-2 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens
Dr. Kruckeberg and his wife created a garden oasis here in the heart of this little town, planting thousands of native and exotic plants. It's a great place to wander and enjoy nature. Wile our visit was in December and there weren't many flowers, we still enjoyed the lovely plants and trees. We also bought a few native plants for our garden at home. There are a few picnic tables scattered about if you want to bring a picnic. There's also a place where kids can create their own fairy abode - supplies provided. The garden offers classes too - check out their website. Fun place to visit and I'll be back!See more..
Regular visitation to the Chase Garden has ended as of July 1, 2017. Please visit the website for additional information on selected openings.See more..
2.5Gold Park(4 reviews) - Small and not a lot to do Spent < 1 hour Hiking Trails • Gardens This is about a block square. It has picnic tables but nothing else. There is a great Asia grocery right across the street which is super popular. There are a couple very short trails and you can park inside the park.See more..
Tons of variety in this demo garden run my Master Gardeners. They are always helpful with questions and offer classes on Saturdays in the ranger station. A great collection of fruit, veg, and flowers. See more..
A garden showing the culmination of 40 years of gardening experimentation. An area of flat, open ground was transformed by building mounds, creative stone work and plantings of oaks, sequoias, beeches, conifers and maples with smaller trees, shrubs and perennials. Tour our extensive display gardens with gravel pathways and a picnic area. Contemplate the redwoods and enjoy our local birds. Seasonally closed Nov 21, 2022 through Feb. 3, 2023. Outdoor Hardy plants and edible landscape plants selected and grown to thrive in the Pacific Northwest are for sale in the nursery.See more..