Arboretum Foundation

Charity & Grassroots
2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98112 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle Directions
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Don't feel like spending money? Make your way to Seattle's Arboretum Foundation, and enjoy some fresh air at no extra cost. If you need a quiet and stress-free place to think, make your way over to the fabulous Arboretum Foundation.



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By the Numbers: Arboretum Foundation

  • 1 mission: protect and enhance the Washington Park Arboretum urban green space and plant collection
  • 1904—the year Frederick Law Olmstead (of NYC’s Central Park fame) began designing the arboretum
  • 1934—the year the arboretum officially opened
  • 230 acres of woodlands, wetlands, gardens, and walking trails
  • 3 managing partners: Department of Parks and Recreation, University of Washington, and the Arboretum Foundation itself
  • 20,000 plants from around the world
  • 18 major plant collections, including Asiatic Maples, Hollies, Lindens, and Mountain Ashes
  • 139 endangered and threatened plant species
  • 0 cost to take a stroll through the diverse collection of trees
  • 2.5 hours to complete the “Arboretum Walks and Talks”, a guided tour offered the first Thursday of every month

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