The Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden covers 10.5 acres of display gardens, woodlands, and trails. Highlights include the Seike Japanese Garden, “Elda Behm’s Paradise Garden”, the “Sensory Garden”, and display gardens planted and maintained by the King CountyIris Society, Puget Sound Daylily Club, Seattle Rose Society, and the City of SeaTac Parks Department. Projects currently in the design include a bed for the newest garden partner, the Puget Sound Fuchsia Society.
The garden is located 1 mile north of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
As you enter the garden, the 1-acre Elda Behm Paradise Garden nestles up against a forest on the right. A recirculating stream flows through a 100 foot long series of waterfalls before emptying into a 7,000 gallon pond. Sunny borders are packed with a bewildering variety of Elda’s favorites, and 10,000-square-foot shade garden is cloaked in a canopy of alders and madronas.
Continue east from the entrance and you’ll find gardens of maintained by the King County Iris Society and the Puget Sound Daylily Club, and a formal rose garden maintained by the Seattle Rose Society featuring over 100 labeled roses. Weddings are held on the central lawn area within the rose beds. On the easternmost side of the gardens is the recently relocated Seike Japanese Garden, built in 1961.
13735 24th Avenue South
SeaTac, WA, 98188 (Map)
- Admission: Free
- Hours: Dawn to Duks
- Parking: Free
- Phone #: (206) 391-4003
- Accessibility: Handicapped Accessable