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Soest Herbaceous Display Garden

Seattle Attractions--Botanical Gardens

Soest Display Garden

University of Washington campus

Center for Urban Horticulture

3501 41st Street

Phone (206) 543-8616

INDEX  
  Overview
  Visiting the Garden
  Photo Gallery Part One (current page)
  Photo Gallery Part Two (separate page)
  Photo Gallery--the Garden in Winter ( separate page)

OVERVIEW

The Seattle area has many hidden gems worth exploring and one of the best and smallest of these is the beautiful Soest Herbaceous Display Garden at the University of Washington.  This half acre garden packs many lovely plants, trees, and flowers into its tiny footprint.

The garden’s purpose is to help landscapers select plants that will grow well in the northwest climate. Featuring over 280 herbaceous (non-woody) plants, the garden is a showcase of foliage from early spring to late fall.  In addition, the garden in winter is really colorful. 

The Soest Garden is a quiet and peaceful place sited at the University of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture.  It has several benches where you can sit and meditate among the lovely foliage. 

The garden is an excellent place for photography. The garden’s vast array of colors, textures, and shapes of plants can keep a photographer busy for a while. The benches and plants offer excellent background for portraits. 

After you visit the Soest Garden, you can take a stroll in the adjoining Union Bay Natural Area.

 

VISITING THE GARDEN

ADDRESS    3501 41st Avenue.  This is the location for the Center for Urban Horticulture.  The Center is easy to find because it is off of the main crowded campus of the University. The Soest Garden is on the east side of the Center.

ADMISSION    There is no admission fee to see the Soest Garden.

HOURS    The garden is open from dawn to dusk every day.

PARKING   Free parking is normally available.  You only have to walk a few steps to enter the Soest Garden. 

RESTROOMS   The restrooms at the Center for Urban Horticulture are available from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday.

WEB SITE      Please click here to go to the web site for the Center for Urban Horticulture.

 

PHOTO GALLERY PART ONE

Soest Display Garden

The center of the garden is a water feature and the garden's eight raised beds are spokes leading away from the center

 

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A seating area in one of the prettiest parts of the Soest Garden

 

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A meadow in the garden with seating

 

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This ravine is one of the most scenic areas in the garden

 

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Another view of the ravine

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The ravine

Soest Display Garden

The ravine

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The ravine

 

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Please click here to go to page two of our article featuring additional photos from the Soest Garden.

 

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