The Garden Guide

Woodland Park Rose Garden

A former estate, and private zoo, belonging to Guy Phinney, was purchased by the City of Seattle in 1883. They comissisoned a design from the Olmsted Brothers. The Rose Garden, in a woodland setting, was a later design (not by the Olmsteds). It has a geometrical design with an axis. With hybrid teas, miniatures, climbers, tree roses, David Austens and All-America winners, there are over 290 varieties of rose and over 5,000 plants. Restoration of the Bas-relief and the historical water features was completed in 2006. The garden is one of only 24 All-America Rose Selections Test Gardens in the United States.
Photograph © Ryan Hawk
Photograph © Ryan Hawk

Woodland Park Zoo, 601 N. 59th Street, Seattle, Washington, USA, WA 98103

All year. Daily. Open 7am to dusk.

Free ($4.50 parking in Zoo lots during Zoo hours)

Visit the Woodland Park Rose Garden website

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