Seattle is known for being full of trees, parks, and other extremely nature-y pursuits, so it tracks that we’d have a wide selection of gardens to choose from, whether you’re looking for a casual stroll, a pretty in-city hike, or an educational experience.
What separates a trip to the garden from just a trip to the park? Not all gardens are parks, and vice-versa. But there’s a lot of overlap here, like the Woodland Park Rose Garden right by the zoo, or pockets of the Washington Park Arboretum. Gardens tend to be defined by a focus on horticulture, which could be an emphasis on education, conservation, or horticultural arts, or some combination of the above. The short answer: It’s all about the plants.
The best part is that most of these gardens are totally free to visit, with a couple of notable exceptions.
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