1401 Arboretum Dr, Yakima, WA 98901 | +1 509-248-7337
The Yakima Area Arboretum is a beautiful urban green area and refuge on 46 acres of land cultivated as natural areas, display gardens, and tree collections. You can visit the Yakima Area Arboretum for a nice nature walk, a relaxing study area, gardening classes, special events like weddings, business meetings, workshops, or just because. After a delightful visit to the arboretum, you’ll discover why this place is considered one of the most beautiful sites in central Washington and a treasured part of the Yakima community.
Established by the Central District of the Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs (36 gardens in total) in 1967, the Yakima Area Arboretum is a non-profit organization generally supported by its members and sponsors and through the dedication and hard work of its volunteers and staff. This beautiful garden is a living museum with over 1000 specimens of grasses, shrubs, trees, and forbs on 46 acres of land managed as display gardens, natural areas, and collections.
The Yakima Area Arboretum seeks to educate, display, demonstrate, and inspire an appreciation of native and non-native plants in an atmosphere of beauty and relaxation; and to inspire all age visitors to discover and connect with nature through a fabulous collection of trees and shrubs. The Yakima Area Arboretum encourages sustainable gardening, sound arboricultural practices, and community participation.