7 Seattle Gardens & Parks to Enjoy Flowers

Washington, Seattle Guide (B): 7 Seattle Gardens & Parks to Enjoy Flowers

Seattle, “The Emerald City,” is a true gem in the Pacific Northwest. Although the city is growing faster than a hipster’s beard, there are still plenty of places to stop and smell the roses. From popular parks to secret gardens, these are my favorite public spaces to enjoy the beauty and fragrance of flowers.

Located on the waterfront, the Elliot Bay Park Rose Garden features stunning views of the Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains and of course, the roses. The garden is small and contains several benches around the perimeter. Adjacent to the garden is a small outdoor workout area where plenty of locals workout beneath the summer sun. This is one of the most photogenic areas on the Elliot Bay trail.

Located on 15th Avenue East, Volunteer Park is one of Seattle’s most beloved public spaces. This park has a true European flare, and with it’s history, it’s no wonder why locals love this green space. The city bought the land in 1876 and by 1901 the reservoir was built to hold water piped from the Cedar River. Here, you’ll find plenty of flowers blooming around the park, but the Conservatory, a Victorian-glass greenhouse, hosts a variety of art, educational and musical events. Entry fee required. On a clear day, the park features small views of the Olympics. The Asian Art Museum is also located at Volunteer Park. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 7 Seattle Gardens & Parks to Enjoy Flowers
Guide Location: USA » Seattle
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Elliot Bay Park Rose Garden   Volunteer Park   Asian Art Museum   Parsons Garden   Belltown P-Patch   Roanoke Park   Woodland Park Zoo Rose Garden  
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on author's website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/my-7-favorite-seattle-gardens-parks-to-stop-smell-the-roses

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