Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle on the shores of Lake Washington is a 230-acre dynamic assortment of plants found nowhere else. No matter what time of year you visit, you’ll find something of interest along the trails that wind through gardens, natural areas and wetlands.
Free Public Tours at the Washington Park Arboretum are led by trained guides and focus on seasonal topics of interest and special plant collections:
- Free First Thursday Walking Tours. (Note: No tour 1st Thursday July 4, 2019, re-scheduled for the 2nd Thursday, July 11, 2019.) These educational tours are tailored for an adult audience, and will cover history, programs, and plant collections at the Washington Park Arboretum, highlighting plants and gardens of seasonal interest. Tours depart from the Graham Visitors Center at 11:30am, January through November. No preregistration necessary.
- Family Wild Walks—2nd and 4th Saturdays. Bring the whole family for an hour and half, seasonally-themed nature walk. During this free event, you’ll stop along the way for games, hands-on activities, and learning geared toward children (2-12 years old) and their caregivers. Participants gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center starting at 1:15 to start the adventure at 1:30pm. Family Wild Walks are provided to families on a first come, first served basis; the first 30 people to check in with the instructor between 1:15-1:30pm the day of the walk will join the tour. Family Wild Walks are offered Feb-June (no program Memorial Day Weekend).