Garden Vacations

Each year, the Botanical Garden embarks on a garden vacation to tour the distinct gardens of a different part of the country or world. These one-of-a-kind garden tours are ideal way to visit a new location and soak in garden inspiration without the hassle of planning your own itinerary. Garden vacations include transportation to and from daily destinations, top-rated accommodations, select meals and more. Recent trips include Victoria, British Columbia and Dublin, Ireland.

2019 Trip: Gardens of the Northwest

This trip is now full. Please stay tuned for details on the 2020 trip.

Note: This trip is currently full. Please stay tuned for details on the 2020 trip.

Join Botanical Garden President and CEO Stephanie Jutila and Director of Horticulture and Education Kelly Norris on a special trip to the horticulturally lush Northwest as we travel around Seattle and Bainbridge Island Oct. 4-10, 2019.

Itinerary highlights include:

  • A tour of Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum’s eight galleries, glasshouse and lush garden highlighting the inspiration and influences of artist Dale Chihuly.
  • A visit to Bloedel Reserve, hailed as one of North America’s 10 Best Botanical Gardens. The 150-acre forest garden on Bainbridge Island will immerse you in the essence of Northwest woodlands and gardens.
  • A tour of Heronswood Botanical Garden, the garden founded by internationally renowned plantsman and collector, Dan Hinkley and architect Robert Jones, showcasing an evolving landscape with new plantings highlight Dan’s most recent collecting endeavors. The visit also includes an intimate tour of Windcliff, Hinkley and Jones’ personal garden situated on the shores of Puget Sound just a short drive away.
  • An experience at Bellevue Botanical Garden, a 53-acre urban refuge of cultivated gardens, restored woodlands, and natural wetlands.
  • An exploration of the Seattle Japanese Garden, Elizabeth C. Miller Garden and other fine gardens.
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Please contact Executive Assistant Kate Selden-Egge at or 515.402.4275 with questions.