green for generations
Get to know the
Arboretum at South Seattle College
For students, it's a classroom. For local residents, it's a park. For the city of Seattle, it is a welcome oasis of green in an increasingly densely populated city.
As beautiful as it is today, the odds of developing an arboretum on this site weren't good in 1978, when landscape students petitioned the College to create a hands-on, outdoor classroom.
The Arboretum is bordered
on the west by 16th Ave SW
and on the east by the Landscape Horticulture classroom complex. You can stroll the Arboretum's gardens in half an hour.
The names of gardens on this
map are linked to images
and a description.