Bainbridge Island, Washington
Arboretum, Botanical Garden
One of the top-ten public gardens in the United States, noted for 150 acres of landscaped gardens & preserved Northwest forest.
On the grounds of the Locks are the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens. When the Locks were being constructed, the Corps of Engineers hired botanist Carl English to transform the gravel dug up from the Locks' construction into an English style botanical garden. For 43 years, Mr. English labored on the seven acres of the Gardens. The results of his work are one of Seattle's beauty secrets. Most of the Gardens consist of lovely landscaping on slopes overlooking the Locks.
Federal Way, Washington
Arboretum, Botanical Garden, General, Nature Centers, Park, Science
Tour groups must be scheduled in advance. Visitors can get a quick overview of the garden in an hour, but serious plant and garden enthusiasts will want to spend more time. Please schedule extra time for visitors in your group who may wish to browse through our Gift Shop and Plant Sales Pavilion for unique gifts, books, apparel and plants!