Center for Urban Horticulture-Seattle
It is located on the northeastern edge of the University of Washington campus across from University Village; it offers several spaces for meetings, lectures, classes, and social events. It is surrounded by 16 acres of gardens (open to the public), the 74-acre Union Bay Natural Area (open to the public), and the Elisabeth C. Miller Library (open to the public). There is ample off-street parking.
Union Bay Natural Area
The Union Bay Natural Area provides publicly accessible wildlife habitat (more than 200 bird species have been sighted there) and an outdoor laboratory for UW research. This is one of the sites for the upcoming August birding classes held by the Seattle Audubon Society. You can sign up for those classes on the Seattle Audubon Society web site.
16 Acres of Gardens
- Soest Herbaceous Display Garden
- Goodfellow Grove
- McVay Courtyard
- Seattle Garden Club Fragrance Garden
Elisabeth C. Miller Library
The library is open to the general public with a substantial number of books available for circulation. I am an avid user of this library. Registration is required. There are 4 unrestricted computers available for public use. Access the General Information page for more details on using the library. Go to catalog for available books and periodicals. On the library web site you will find a very responsive Plant Answer Line, One of the better Plant Sale calendars for Puget Sound. There is also a section on gardening resources on the internet that is quite good.
Monday, noon – 8:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (closed Saturdays in July & August)
Directions…Go to Mapquest
3501 NE 41st Street
Center for Urban Horticulture
UW Botanic Gardens
Seattle, Washington 98195
Enjoy…This is all free.