Elisabeth C. Miller Library

Directory of Recommended Links

Arboreta and Public Gardens


Alaska Botanical Garden
The Alaska Botanical Garden in Anchorage, Alaska, "where northern horticulture and native plants are showcased throughout a 110 acre spruce and birch woodland."

Bellevue Botanical Garden
"The Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue, Washington comprises 53 acres of display gardens, woodlands, meadows and wetlands."

Bloedel Reserve
The Bloedel Reserve, located on Bainbridge Island in Washington, including information on how to make reservations for a visit.

Butchart Gardens
The Butchart Gardens, located in Victoria, B.C., is a National Historic Site of Canada specializing in floral displays.

Chase Garden
A garden located an hour south of Seattle with views of Mt. Rainier.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
A garden in Vancouver, B.C., "providing insights into Chinese culture, life during the Ming Dynasty, architecture, horticulture and a rare cultural experience."

Dunn Gardens
A Seattle garden open to the public for guided tours only. The landscape was designed by the Olmsted Brothers.

Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens
Located in Everett, WA, Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens offers "a large variety of plants, labeled and growing with compatible plants."

Garden Conservancy Northwest Network
The Garden Conservancy Northwest Network is a member supported non-profit association of Pacific Northwest gardens and horticultural organizations dedicated to preserving historic green spaces, opening exceptional gardens for public enjoyment, and educating people about horticulture.

Glen Echo Garden
Glen Echo Garden is a 7 acre public garden located just east of Bellingham, Washington. The website includes a photo gallery of the garden.

Glendale Gardens and Woodland
The Gardens at HCP, formerly known as The Glendale Gardens & Woodland, is run by the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific Society in Victoria, B.C. Its mission is "providing an inspiring natural learning environment in which visitors and students can learn responsible horticulture and conservations practices and the importance of plants to a sustainable world.

Hatley Park
An Edwardian estate in Victoria, B.C. with formal Italian, Japanese and Rose gardens.

This unique and famous garden located in Kingston, WA was founded and developed by Dan Hinkley. Heronswood is now owned and operated by the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe.

Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden
Located 1 mile north of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the garden's centerpiece is "Elda Behm's Paradise Garden."

Idaho Botanic Garden
The Idaho Botanical Garden is located in Boise, ID and is "dedicated to the advancement and appreciation of gardening, horticulture and conservation."

International Rose Test Garden [in Portland]
"World renowned for housing a diverse and expansive collection of rare, unique and beautiful roses." The garden is located in Washington Park, Portland.

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation
"The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden at Richmond Beach, in Shoreline, Washington, is a public garden dedicated to community enjoyment and educational enrichment." In 2008 the garden was sold to the City of Shoreline and is now part of the Shoreline Parks Department.

Kubota Gardens
Located in South Seattle, Kubota Gardens is "a stunning 20 acre landscape that blends Japanese garden concepts with native Northwest plants."

Lake Wilderness Arboretum
Located in Maple Valley, WA, The Lake Wilderness Arboretum features Northwest native plants and a large collection of Western Azalea.

Lakewold Gardens
Located in Lakewood, WA, Lakewold gardens includes landscape architecture by Thomas Church and a Georgian-style mansion.

Medicinal Herb Garden on University of Washington Seattle campus
A blog of the gardener who keeps the Medicinal Herb Garden.

Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens
A ten acre public garden on Whidbey Island featuring Rhododendrons and companion plants in a woodland setting. The website includes a calendar of events and a catalog of specialty plants available in the nursery.

Miller Botanical Garden
The Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden, originator of Great Plant Picks, is a private garden with tours available by appointment only.

Oregon Garden
A Willamette Valley, OR garden featuring more than 20 specialty gardens and the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Gordon House.

Portland Classical Chinese Garden
The walled Garden encloses a full city block and is an authentic Suzhou-style garden.

Portland Japanese Garden
The Portland Japanese Garden features five gardens that include a Tea garden and a Sand and Stone garden.

Rhododendron Species Foundation & Botanical Garden
Home to one of the largest collections of species rhododendrons in the world, the garden displays over 700 species of rhododendrons and allied plants. Located in Federal Way, the garden is open Tuesday through Sunday year-round.

Seattle Chinese Garden
"The 4.6-acre Seattle Chinese Garden will be one of the largest Chinese gardens outside of China, showcasing not only plants, but also stone, architecture and water elements that are customary to Chinese gardens."

Seattle Japanese Garden
The website for the Seattle Japanese Garden at the Washington Park Arboretum has information about visiting, an event calendar and a blog with articles about the garden.

Sherwood Park History Files
From the Sherwood files site: "Seattle Parks and Recreation's Sherwood History Files are the incredible legacy of Donald N. Sherwood (1916-1981), who worked as an engineer for Parks for 22 years from 1955 to 1977." The documents includes annotated sketches and typed documentation and development history of Seattle parks.

University of British Columbia Botanical Garden
Located in Vancouver, B.C., the gardens are "rich with interesting plants and informative signs."

University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden
"Organized into geographical groupings of Asian, European, Eastern, and Western North American sections, and display plantings are hundreds of species and cultivars of North Temperate trees and shrubs and a xeriscape garden."

VanDusen Botanical Garden
"A beautifully laid out garden containing thousands of rare, unusual and interesting plants."

Volunteer Park Conservatory
The Conservatory is a Victorian greenhouse in Seattle's north Capitol Hill neighborhood. "Professional horticulturists with the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation care for the Conservatory's collections, including bromeliads, palms, ferns, cacti, and seasonal display plants."

Washington Gardens
An annotated list of a vast number of public and private gardens open to visitors across Washington State.

Washington Park Arboretum
The Washington Park Arboretum, located in Seattle, website includes links to directions, a trail map and seasonal highlights.

Woodland Park Rose Garden
"Woodland Park Rose Garden offers a splendid setting for flower lovers to stroll the grass pathways circulating through 2-1/2 acres of rose displays."

National and International

Arnold Arboretum
"The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is the oldest public arboretum in North America."

Botanic Gardens Conservation International
"BGCI was founded in 1987 to link botanic gardens as a co-operating global network for effective plant conservation. It now links over 2500 institutions in over 120 countries, all working together to preserve and promote plant diversity for people and the planet."

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
"Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a tranquil, 52-acre urban oasis featuring more than 10,000 different kinds of plants from around the world."

Gardens of the Bay Area, CA
A list of 19 Bay Area public gardens.

GardenVisit & Travel Guide
The GARDEN VISIT & TRAVEL GUIDE links to information about travel, garden design, landscape architecture and landscape planning. It describes places of interest to gardeners: properties open to the public, historic estates, botanic collections, websites, hotels, design studios, nurseries and product suppliers. It covers 1000+ parks and gardens open to the public throughout the world.

Holden Arboretum
The Holden Arboretum is located near Cleveland, in Kirtland, Ohio.

Missouri Botanical Garden
"Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark."

New York Botanical Garden
Established in 1891, "the New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum, a major educational institution, and a renowned plant research and conservation organization."

Public Garden Search
An interactive map that locates public gardens in North America that are members of the American Public Garden Association.

Royal Botanic Gardens - Kew
"The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is one of the world's leading botanic gardens, holding over 1 in 8 of known plant species. The site also offers information about Kew's science and access to its databases."

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has a large display of California native plants.

The Morton Register of Arboreta
The Morton Register of Arboreta is a comprehensive list of accredited arboreta and public gardens around the world that have a substantial focus on woody plants.

United States National Arboretum
"The U.S. National Arboretum is a U.S. Department of Agriculture research and education facility and a living museum."