COVID-19 UPDATE: UW Botanic Gardens grounds are open to visitors. Building access is limited.
The Graham Visitors Center (GVC) is now open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., with the Arboretum Gift Shop open 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please note, due to limited staffing these hours are subject to change. GVC restrooms are open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, accessible only from the exterior of the building. Other restrooms are available at the bus turnaround in the Pacific Connections Garden, Washington Park Playfield and Seattle Japanese Garden (south end of the Arboretum). 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 Graham Visitors Center is typically open year-round to the public 9AM to 5PM and on these holidays: Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day. Included in the facility you’ll find an information desk, maps, restrooms, staff and Arboretum Foundation offices, and a small gift shop that is maintained and operated by the Arboretum Foundation. (Note: as the Gift Shop is staffed solely by volunteers, it is not able to post specific open/closing hours.)
Year-round you’ll find something of interest along the trails that wind through 230 acres of gardens, natural areas and wetlands. The Visitors Center front-desk staff can often help give you suggestions for walks and plant viewing during your visit to the park.
The Visitors Center not only serves to welcome the public but also offers rental space of Wisteria Hall and two adjacent terraces. These are available for meetings, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, memorials, retreats, parties and other social gatherings.
2300 Arboretum Drive E
Seattle, WA 98112
Directions to the Graham Visitors Center and Wisteria Hall