SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE ARBORETUM: Seattle sights to see soon

Did you know South Seattle College had an arboretum? It is small and lovely and free. The college has a master gardener program. You may bump into some very informative people as you wander the pretty paths. It has an ambitious Chinese garden (The Seattle Chinese Garden) with a wonderful fish sculpture and a peony garden. From the hilltop one can look north at downtown Seattle. The arboretum is open dawn to dusk.

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(Photo courtesy of The American Conifer Society)

A walking map of the arboretum.

Directions to the arboretum.

From the South Seattle College website:

The purpose of the Arboretum:

  • To provide an outdoor laboratory for landscape students
  • To provide an outdoor classroom for the entire college
  • To provide a garden sanctuary for the community-at-large

Highlights:

  • The Arboretum’s Coenosium Rock Garden contains one of the best collections of dwarf conifers in the United States
  • The Coenosium Rock Garden was inducted into the Gardens for Peace program in 2010
  • The Landscape Horticulture facilities, including the Arboretum, were awarded a “5-star” Environstar rating in 2010
  • The Arboretum became a National Wildlife Federation Urban Wildlife Sanctuary in 2012
  • The Arboretum has been “pesticide-free” since 2008
  • Articles about the Arboretum have appeared in the Seattle Times, The News Tribune, Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin, Conifer Quarterly, and Crosscut.

Gorgeous pictures and a similar article to this!

Article about the Peace Garden from The West Seattle Blog.

IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF SEATTLE OR CANNOT MAKE IT TO THIS ARBORETUM, VISIT A GARDEN, CONSERVATORY, OR ARBORETUM NEAR YOU. TELL US WHERE YOU WENT IN THE COMMENTS!

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55 Responses to SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE ARBORETUM: Seattle sights to see soon

  1. My name Mohammed says:

    its beautiful place .

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  2. My name Mohammed says:

    its beautiful place

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  3. Vanchu says:

    This is nice landscape!

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  4. van chu says:

    this is nice landscape

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  5. Diem La says:

    First time i went to Arboretum of South Seattle College. It looks like a diminished park. It looks gorgeous.

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  6. Hilda Nunez says:

    A place to relax,peaceful

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  7. Petrita Villada says:

    Its a beautiful place. I like it there.

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  8. Michelle Tapia says:

    Hi My name is Michelle Tapia
    this a beatiful place I have one year in the college and never visit this thas good have many different place for visit

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  9. Michelle Tapia says:

    I have one yeat in the college an never visit this place thas really wonderful I like have many place for visit

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  10. liban ahmed (and arleen) says:

    Some students are having trouble responding. This is a test!

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  11. Liban Ahmed says:

    It’s really nice. I really enjoy it.

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  12. Zeinab mohamud says:

    I went to the south seattle college arboretum park this weekend and last weekend. I was going to this school for about 2 years and I never been to this place. It had beautiful flowers and trees. It also had a big lodge were every one gathered at the end. Thank you for the invite

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  13. nadifo abshir says:

    Nadifo Abshir, I really enjoyed seeing this, it’s beautiful

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  14. nadifo abshir says:

    I really enjoyed seeing this place

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  15. my name is nadifo, and i really liked this place

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  16. my name is nadifo abshir and i enjoyed seeing this place, it is beautiful.

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  17. my name is nadifo abshir, i really liked it, its beautiful

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  18. my name is nadifo , i enjoyed seeing this beautiful place

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  19. its a beautifulplace

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  20. Pankaj kumar says:

    Arboretum is beautiful place I like that

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  21. Pankaj kumar says:

    Arboretum is beautiful place for seeing I like
    This place

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  22. Avtar singh says:

    It’s nic place to relaxsation

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  23. Denh Thang says:

    I visited south Seattle college Arboretum last day,this is a marvelous place.I like it.

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  24. Denh Thang says:

    I visited the south Seattle college Arboretum yesterday, this is a marvelous place.I like it.

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  25. Sea Sea says:

    My name: Denh thang,I visited south Seattle college Arboretum yesterday,this is a marvelous place.I like it.

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  26. Sea Sea says:

    I visited south Seattle college Arboretum yesterday,this is a marvelous place.I like it.

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  27. Sea Sea says:

    that is the best place for walking

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  28. Denh Thang says:

    It is the best place for walking.

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  29. Susuki cortes says:

    Its a beautiful place 👍🌸💗

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  30. Susuki cortes says:

    I loved the place. Has many flowers is beautiful trees.

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  31. hanNa says:

    I am ready to visit

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  32. Hsin Yu says:

    It was very wet and cold. We saw a pond with trees in the back. There were a lot of construction.

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  33. Rina Ponce says:

    This is a peaceful place with many different plants!!! It was cold when I visited, so I hope the next time I am here it is warmer.

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  34. Danh tran says:

    my name is Danh Tran says. I visited South Seattle College Arboretum the morning today with my classmate. Over here had big house, big fish, ravine,reef ,and garden . This sights very great.I will come back . I will come back many time later

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