Referred to as Snohomish County's 'treasure', the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens is both a place of beauty and education and is free to the public. Located on 3 ½ acres in Everett Washington, its ten themed gardens include the Urban Tree Walk, Entrance Garden, Rock Garden, Northwest Native Plant Trail, Rain Garden, Japanese Maple Grove, Northwest Demonstration Garden, Viewing Mound, Woodland and Conifer Gardens as well as the 200' Snohomish County Master Gardener's Demonstration Border and sculptures throughout. Weaving through these gardens are ADA approved pervious pathways in most areas. There are countless ways to experience and enjoy all that the Evergreen Arboretum has to offer; docent-led tours, free educational classes, the annual plant sale and volunteerism. Come witness the beauty that every season holds. The Arboretum is open from dawn until dusk.
Our website is currently under reconstruction, much like our gardens. The Virtual Tours are being updated. Please excuse the mess. It will be cleaned up soon, and better than ever!
Commemorative Oak Leaf Wall Update
We are closing in on the construction project at the Arboretum which will include numerous areas including the south area completion, installation of the new James Madison sculpture “Siblings”, and the construction of the Commemorative Oak Leaf Wall. The design has been completed and approved through Parks and at our June meeting we are hearing a late summer/fall time line. We are all extremely happy with the look of the wall. It is frankly being “overbuilt” with a huge footing underneath that will ensure the wall will remain level and last for centuries to come. We will let you know when the leaves have been mounted and you can come see the finished product.
We thank you all again for helping this project out by donating to the Leaf Fundraiser and thank you now for your patience. We all have been working on this a long time. All of us on the board apologize for the delay but we remain resolute in our passion to see this project to its completion!
Not all plants need or want to grow in full sun. In fact, some prefer the shade. Come learn about these plants that thrive in the shade and their needs. Informational handouts will be available on plants that require full, partial and dappled shade as well as dry and wet shade. Tour the newly planted areas of our Arboretum shade garden to gather ideas for your own garden. Meet at the front entrance to the Evergreen Arboretum.
The mission of the Evergreen Arboretum Foundation is to create and maintain an inspirational arboretum and gardens accessible to all, internationally-acclaimed and locally-enjoyed for its plant diversity, original art and educational opportunities.