Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden

 
13735 24th Avenue South
SeaTac, WA 98188
 
Many of the botanical garden’s plants were salvaged from land bought as part of the expansion 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 partly as a memorial to a son fallen in World War II. A consultant from Japan designed the garden — a classic "pond-and-mountain" style — and oversaw its construction with the Seike family, who owned the Des Moines Way Nursery for more than 55 years.

Read the "April Showers Bring May Flowers!" blog here.
 
This attraction is located about 2.6 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
 
Price:Free
Duration:about 1 hour
Hours:7am 'til Dusk
Features:Free Parking
Handicapped Accessible
Motorcoach Parking
Does Not Accept Cash
Does Not Accept Checks
Does Not Accept Credit Cards
Phone:206-391-4003
Website:http://www.highlinegarden.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Add to Itinerary

Add this attraction to your itinerary:
 
 
 

Share your Story!

If you enjoyed your experience at this attraction, please share it with us.
 

Upcoming Events

Healthy Earth, Healthy You 5K Run & Walk Apr 25, 2015. Good, Healthy, FUN awaits you along the Duwamish-Green River trail!
Seattle Sounders S2 May 01, 2015 @ 07:30 PM. Watch our S2 Sounders team go head to head with some great competition!

Recent Blog Posts

How Does Seattle Southside Help Visitors? It’s common for people to ask us here at Seattle Southside, what exactly do you guys do here? We ...
Blue Whale Bistro Serves Up Small Plates Packed with Flavor This quaint restaurant serves up small plates with big flavors in the heart of Des Moines, Washin...

Recent Tweets

#GetHappy! #WhaleWatching tours @SanJuanSafaris, book with Seattle Southside today!
#Tistheseason for horse racing! Bring the family to the gorgeous venue @EmeraldDowns for an exciting day @theraces! http://t.co/5uGDmOTDuU
#BlueWhaleBistro, a quaint restaurant in the heart of #DesMoinesWA, serves up small plates w/ big flavors. Blog: http://t.co/6u6f9Gth3k