Photos by Cheryl Landes
The 230-acre Washington Park Arboretum is a beautiful place to walk any time of year. Wander trails through forests, marshes, a Japanese garden, rhododendron glen, azalea collection, and winter garden. Look for birds and other wildlife in the trees, shrubs, and along the shoreline, and in the water.
Every season brings its own beauty: spring blossoms, shady summer walks, bright fall colors, and misty winter views.
For today’s tour, we’re taking a fall walk in the Woodland Garden for a dramatic show of color. Peak color is usually in mid- to late October.
The arboretum is located on the shore of Lake Washington in Seattle’s University District. It’s managed by the University of Washington Botanic Gardens and the City of Seattle.
For more information, go to botanicgardens.uw.edu/washington-park-arboretum.
See what it’s like at the arboretum’s Japanese Garden in the spring in my armchair photo tour, “A spring walk in Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle“.