One of our family’s favorite stops in Seattle is the Woodland Park Zoo, and right next door is the gorgeous Rose Garden that was originally opened in 1924. As we entered the stately gates, we were delighted to find a really unique and quaint formal garden with lots of pretty little surprises.
What first caught my eye, were the really tall topiary trees that are pruned in a really fanciful way. They really anchor the space and tone down the seriousness of the formal rose garden.
Little cozy spots to sit and observe the garden are scattered throughout the park. There is a pretty little gazebo, a shady arbor and a few fountains set perfectly among the hundreds of roses and other flowers and trees.
These blue hydrangeas were mesmerizing!
Don’t you just love those funny swirly looking trees?
The view from the gazebo is perfect!
Even if you don’t go to the zoo, which is also a treat,
think about a short visit to the Rose Garden.
The Rose Garden is free to the public
with just a small charge for parking during zoo hours.