Northwest NEWS

May 14, 2001


Witness spring in bloom

Spring is in full swing at Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle's 230-acre outdoor plant museum. With thousands of trees and shrubs, miles of walking trails, and no admission charge, the arboretum presents a palette of seasonal color ready for enjoyment.
   Among the trees and shrubs blooming in May are rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, dogwoods, redbuds, crabapples, cherries, hawthorns, peonies, and many others. Many of these are found along the arboretum's famed Azalea Way, a grass trail located in the heart of the park.
   The Arboretum is open daily, from dawn to dusk. Free guided tours leave from the Graham Visitors Center on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m.