Larry Howard
Exploring Soest Garden

Set your own pace as you explore the Center for Urban Horticulture through a self-guided tour. Print out a map, listen to an audio tour, or tour a specific garden.

UW Botanic Gardens Trail Map:  This map can be used year round for self guided tours of the Union Bay Natural Area and Yesler Swamp.

Fragrance Garden Map: Discover what plants are creating the bouquet of scents in the Fragrance Garden located at the east side of NHS Hall.

Demonstration Garden Audio Tours

Enjoy tours at your own pace of the Center’s demonstration gardens. Hear from experts including garden designers and curation staff as they share stories about the significance of each garden to humans and the natural world.

Introduction (01:18)

McVay Courtyard (03:35)

Seattle Garden Club Fragrance Garden (03:16)

Soest Garden (02:48)

South Slope and Dry Bed (03:32)

Credits (01:47)

UW Botanic Gardens produced the tours in partnership with Jack Straw Productions. The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust provided project funding.

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