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South Seattle Community College Arboretum

Seattle Attractions--Botanical Gardens

On the college campus in West Seattle

6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle 98106

South Seattle Community College Arboretum

 

South Seattle Community College Arboretum

 

The South Seattle Community College Arboretum is a laboratory for students in the program. The Arboretum is a lovely place to walk around.  The 6 acre site has at least 12 gardens in it.

You can easily spend an hour walking around the Arboretum at a leisurely pace.  Avid photographers will find plenty of delightful scenes to focus on. 

I personally loved the large display of dwarf conifers.  The rose garden was also beautiful. 

The only minor problem with the Arboretum is that students use the gardens to study plant identification so many of the plants and flowers are not identified as they are in many gardens.

On my recent visit, I did not have enough time to explore the Seattle Chinese Garden that is adjacent to the Arboretum.  The Seattle Chinese Garden is completely separate from the College.  I will cover the Seattle Chinese Garden in the future.

VISITOR INFORMATION

The Arboretum is open daily from dawn until dusk.

DIRECTIONS

Please click here to see the directions to the campus provided by the College.

MAP OF THE ARBORETUM

Please click here to see a map of the Arboretum.

ARBORETUM WEB SITE

Please click here to go to the Arboretum information on the South Seattle Community College web site.

 

PHOTO GALLERY

South Seattle Community College Arboretum

 

South Seattle Community College Arboretum

 

South Seattle Community College Arboretum

 

South Seattle Community College Arboretum

This pink dogwood was magnificent (see the closeup below)

 

South Seattle Community College Arboretum

 

South Seattle Community College Arboretum

 

South Seattle Community College Arboretum

 

South Seattle Community College Arboretum

I loved the conifers with their delightful shapes, colors, and textures.

 

South Seattle Community College Arboretum

These blue cones were exceptionally pretty.

 

South Seattle Community College Arboretum

 

The rose garden was really beautiful

South Seattle Community College Arboretum

 


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