COVID-19 UPDATE: THE BOTANIC GARDENS GROUNDS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN TO VISITORS, HOWEVER ALL BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED.
The Graham Visitors Center is closed to the public until further notice. A port-a-potty is now available in the Birch Parking Lot (Lot #19 at 1450 Lake Washington Boulevard East). Washington Park Arboretum closures are coordinated with Seattle Parks and Recreation. For more information about all Seattle Park closures, visit SPR’s Parkways blog
The Arboretum is a welcome oasis on the shores of Lake Washington. Jointly managed by the University of Washington Botanic Gardens and the City of Seattle, its 230 acres contain a dynamic assortment of plants, some found nowhere else in the Northwest. Take a walk through the Arboretum and discover this beautiful living collection. The Graham Visitors Center contains an information desk, and a gift shop managed by the Arboretum Foundation. The Japanese Garden, located at the south end of the Arboretum has an entrance fee and is managed by the City of Seattle.
The Arboretum Foundation’s offices are located in the Graham Visitors Center. The Arboretum Foundation supports the care and maintenance of the Arboretum, as well as the environmental education programs. Find out more about the Arboretum Foundation Membership program.