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Low Tide Walk

Puget Sound is home to some truly fascinating water-dwellers, and they’re not as hard to see as you might think. If you don’t mind getting your feet wet in some truly cold water, that is.  Read More 
Ballard Locks

Ballard Locks

Up and down go the boats! Just north of downtown Seattle is the Ballard Locks, officially named the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, a series of locks that join the freshwater Lake Union and Lake Washington to the saltwater Puget Sound. The locks maintain the water levels on both sides and raise and lower boats that …  Read More 
Washington Park Arboretum

Washington Park Arboretum

Smack dab in the middle of Seattle is the Washington Park Arboretum, a 230 acre botanical reserve managed by the University of Washington and the City of Seattle. The horticulturalists among us will say that an arboretum is living outdoor museum for the “cultivation, care and study of plants.” We just think it is a …  Read More 
Seattle Japanese Garden - Washington Park Arboretum

Japanese Garden in Washington Park

Located within the Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle’s Japanese Garden feels just like you have set foot in Japan. The formal garden was designed by world-renowned Japanese garden designer Juki Iida in 1960, and the city of Tokyo donated the teahouse which is in the middle of the garden.  Read More 
Garden d'Lights

Garden d’Lights 2010

Nothing says holiday cheer like half a million LED lights strung together at Garden d’Lights in Bellevue! Starting on November 27, the Bellevue Botanical Garden is transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland. Some of the light creations are downright amazing, with critters like a tortoise, a spider in her web and Willie the Slug. There …  Read More 
Kubota Garden gate

Kubota Garden

With spring upon us, it is a perfect time to get out and visit one of Seattle’s two stunning Japanese gardens. There is the Japanese Garden at the Washington Park Arboretum and Kubota Garden in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of South Seattle.  Read More 
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

A perfect day-trip from Seattle during April, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival celebrates fields and fields of electric-colored tulips in bloom each year.  Read More 
Dunn Gardens

Dunn Gardens

Originally designed as a summer retreat for the Dunn family by the Olmsted Brothers landscape design firm, Dunn Gardens has become a historically significant garden in Seattle’s Broadview neighborhood.  Read More 
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

With our climate, Seattle has no shortage of fabulous gardens. The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden in Shoreline is a fantastic example.   Read More