4 Gorgeous Gardens in the Pacific Northwest

Updated: Jan. 26, 2021

On your next trip out west, look for beautiful gardens such as the Kubota Garden, Shores Acres State Park and Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park.

Butchart Gardens | Victoria, British Columbia

This dog-friendly botanical park is one of the most famous in the West. Plus, there are Saturday night fireworks throughout the summer. The temperate climate means there are more than 900 plant varieties here. Learn more at butchartgardens.com.

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Hoh Rain Forest Olympic National Park | Jefferson County, Washington

This is one of the largest temperate rain forests in the U.S. You can see Sitka spruce and western hemlock trees growing more than 300 feet high and 23 feet wide. Learn more and start planning your visit by starting at the National Park Service website, nps.gov.

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Kubota Garden | Seattle, Washington

This park is one of the hidden treasures of Seattle, featuring more than 20 acres that blend Japanese garden concepts with the native plants of the Northwest. This is a city park; so find out more at Seattle’s website, seattle.gov.

Shores Acres | Coos Bay, Oregon

Not all state parks are known for their gardens, but this one is. The location is fantastic—it’s perched on cliffs looking out over the ocean and features a formal garden, a Japanese-style garden and two rose gardens. Discover more about Shore Acres at oregonstateparks.org.