Set your own pace as you explore the Arboretum through a self-guided tour. Print out a trail map, listen to an audio tour, tour a specific garden, or reserve a family adventure pack to explore the Arboretum with family friendly activities and supplies.
UW Botanic Gardens Trail Map: This map can be used year round for self guided tours to some spectacular thematic gardens, taxonomic collections and loop trails with interpretive signage.
Seasonal Tour Maps: These maps highlight collections that can be explored in each month of the year.
Pacific Connections Garden Audio Tours
Enjoy tours at your own pace of the Pacific Connections Garden at Washington Park Arboretum. Hear from experts including garden designers and curation staff as they share stories about the significance of the gardens to humans and the natural world.
New Zealand (02:51)
Cedar legend (01:53)
UW Botanic Gardens produced the tours in partnership with Jack Straw Productions. The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust provided project funding.
Kid Friendly Adventures
Interested in a kid friendly self-guided adventure?
Check out our Family Adventure Packs and School Explorer Packs
Each season we offer a fun, all-ages scavenger hunt highlighting a different area of the Arboretum, a type of wildlife or a series of seasonal plants. Pick up clue sheets at the Washington Park Arboretum’s Graham Visitor Center between 9am and 5pm or print the clue sheet from here (see below for current scavenger hunts).