What are the gardens?
There are ten gardens that are currently completed. Each garden is specifically designed to attract and fill the needs of specific wildlife, or to match the gardening style of the homeowner while still fulfilling the needs of wildlife.
Starting at the Entrance Garden (near the parking lot) and traveling West along 149th St., we have a garden especially for hummingbirds called Hummingbird Place, a Collector Garden, a Cottage Garden, a Manor Garden (semi-formal), and the a Flying Flowers Garden.
The Northern row of gardens includes the Homestead Garden that combines food for people and for wildlife, the Northwest Bird Haven (a low maintenance garden), the Water Wise Garden, and the Northwest Natives Garden.
So, whatever your garden style or wildlife attracting goals, we’ve got a garden created to inspire you!
When are the gardens open?
The gardens are open everyday dawn to dusk and there is no admission fee. Visit as often as you’d like! There are picnic tables for your convenience.
How do I get there?
From 1-5 or I-205, take the SR 500 exit, heading East. Continue North on SR 503/NE 117th Ave. Finaly, take a left onto NE 149th St. The gardens are up the road on the right.
Alternatively, from 1-5, take the NE 179th St. exit. Make a right on SR 503/NE 117th Ave and another right onto NE 149th St. The gardens are up the road on the right.
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Full Plant List
List of Plants in the Wildlife Botanical Gardens
The Wildlife Botanical Gardens’ Plant List is curated and made public by the volunteers of NatureScaping of Southwest Washington.
Use the tabs at the bottom of the document to view the plants in each garden. (Hint: If you don’t see the garden tabs, min/max your browser window.)
Each gardens’ plant list includes the botanical name, common name, attractants, and which gardens that plant can be found in.