Elisabeth C. Miller Library

Looking Back: A History of the Washington Park Arboretum

75th logoCelebrate the long history of the Washington Park Arboretum by taking a stroll down memory lane. Learn about turn of the twentieth century movers and shakers at UW who created the living museum we love today.

See also Audio Clips from an Oral History of the Washington Park Arboretum and the Center for Urban Horticulture. Additional historic documents are linked from the UW Botanic Gardens’ Master Plans and History page.

Researched, designed and written by Taylor Felt, MA Museology
Images from the UW Special Collections, Museum of History and Industry and City of Seattle Municipal Archives