COVID-19 UPDATE: UW Botanic Gardens grounds are open to visitors. However, all buildings are closed.
The Graham Visitors Center is closed to the public until further notice. A port-a-potty and limited ADA parking 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
UW Botanic Gardens continues to follow all advice and directives set forth by the University of Washington, which are detailed at length on the UW Novel Coronavirus Information Page.
The Washington Park Arboretum holds a world class collection of woody plants that can be explored on your own, via group tours, or through classes and activities. All parts of the Washington Park Arboretum, with the exception of the Japanese Garden, are open to the public and are free of charge. The Graham Visitors Center has maps, restrooms, Arboretum Foundation offices, a gift shop and rental venue. Year round visitors will find something of interest along the trails that wind through 230 acres of gardens, natural areas and wetlands.