FACILITIES & MAPS: LOCATIONS & DIRECTIONS

Seattle Locations

Main Campus
UW Botanic Gardens:
Center for Urban Horticulture
Washington Park Arboretum

Field Facilities

Olympic Natural Resources Center
Charles Lathrop Pack Experimental Forest
Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility

Main Campus:



Campus Map
Google Map

From I-5
Take the NE 45th Street exit (#169). Turn east onto NE 45th Street. Continue east about one quarter mile to 15th Avenue NE and turn right. Head south on 15th Avenue three blocks to NE 41st Street. Turn left at Gate #1 into the Central Plaza Garage. Stop at the gatehouse inside the garage for directions and a parking permit.

From SR-520:
Coming from the east use State Route 520. Take the Montlake Boulevard exit. Continue north on Montlake Blvd. and cross the drawbridge. At the first traffic light after the bridge, turn left onto NE Pacific Street. Proceed west on NE Pacific to 15th Avenue NE. Turn right and head north on 15th Avenue to NE 41st Street where Gate #1 is located. Turn right into the Central Plaza Garage. Stop at the gatehouse inside the garage for directions and a parking permit.

UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture


3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98105


UW Botanic Gardens website, Center for Urban Horticulture
Google Map

Bus Routes: #25, 65, & 75 stop at NE 45th and Mary Gates Memorial Drive:

From I-5:
Take the N.E. 45th Street exit. Drive east through the University District, past the UW campus, down the hill (viaduct). At the stoplight at the bottom of the viaduct, turn left to stay on N.E. 45th Street. At the next stoplight (5-way intersection), turn right (south) onto Mary Gates Memorial Drive. Continue south to the bend in the road (where Mary Gates Drive becomes N.E. 41st St.). The entrance to the Center is on your right. NHS Hall and Isaacson Hall are in the first complex of buildings. The Douglas Classroom is in the next complex (the greenhouse building).

From SR-520:
Take the Montlake Boulevard exit, and drive north on Montlake Boulevard. Continue across the bridge and past Husky Stadium, staying right as Montlake curves east into N.E. 45th. At the intersection of N.E. 45th and Mary Gates Memorial Drive (5-way stop light), turn right (south) onto Mary Gates Memorial Drive. Continue south to the bend in the road (where Mary Gates Drive becomes N.E. 41st Street). The entrance to the Center is on your right. NHS Hall and Isaacson Hall are in the first complex of buildings, and the Douglas Classroom is in the next complex (the greenhouse building).

Parking:
Ample parking is available for the public attending an event at Union Bay Gardens, visiting the Miller Library, the Herbarium, Union Bay Gardens or the Union Bay Natural Area. For further information, phone UWBG at 206-543-8616.

UW Botanic Gardens, Washington Park Arboretum


2300 Arboretum Dr E
Seattle, WA 98112


UW Botanic Gardens website, Washington Park Arboretum
Google Map

From I-5:
Take Exit 168-B (Bellevue-Kirkland) onto Hwy 520. Immediately take the first exit (Montlake Blvd) from 520. From the exit ramp, go straight across Montlake Blvd onto E Lake Washington Blvd and follow it into the Arboretum.

From SR-520 (westbound)
Take the first Seattle exit (Lake Washington Blvd. S). At the stop sign, turn left into the Arboretum.

The Graham Visitors Center is located near the north end of the Arboretum Drive E, the "upper' (eastern) Arboretum road. To reach it, turn left at the "Y" in the road as you enter the Arboretum, then right onto Arboretum Drive E.

Olympic Natural Resources Center


1455 S Forks Avenue
Forks WA 98331


ONRC Website
Google Map

From Seattle By Ferry:
Head north on I-5
Take exit 177 for WA-104 W
Merge onto NE 205th St/244th St SW/WA-104 Continue to follow 244th St SW/WA-104 1.0 mi
Slight right at Edmonds Way 2.5 mi
Slight right at Edmonds Way/WA-104 W (signs for WA-104 W/Kingston Ferry) Continue to follow WA-104 W 1.2 mi
Turn left at Main St420 ft
Take the Edmonds-Kingston Fry ferry to Kingston5.6 mi
Continue straight onto WA-1047.8 mi
Turn left to stay on WA-104 1.2 mi
Turn right to stay on WA-104 15.8 mi
Slight right at US-10136.3 mi
Turn left at N Lincoln St/US-101 Continue to follow US-101 57.5 mi


From Seattle By Land:
Head south on I-5
Take exit 104 to merge onto US-101 N toward Aberdeen/Port Angeles
Continue on WA-8 W (signs for Aberdeen/WA-8 W/Montesano)21.0 mi
Continue on US-12 W 20.7 mi
Slight left at US-101 N 3.7 mi
Turn right at Levee St0.1 mi
Continue on Lincoln St0.8 mi
Continue on Perry Ave/US-101 Continue to follow US-101 102 mi

Charles Lathrop Pack Experimental Forest


9010 453rd Street E
Eatonville, WA 98328


Pack Forest Website
Google Map

Southbound From Seattle:
Heading south on I-5, take exit 154A on the left to merge onto I-405 N toward Renton
Take exit 2 to merge onto WA-167 S toward Auburn20.2 mi
Take the WA-512 W/WA-161 S exit toward Puyallup/Olympia 0.5 mi
Merge onto WA-512 W2.9 mi
Take the exit toward Eatonville/WA-161 S/S Hill 0.4 mi
Turn left at 104th St E/WA-161 Continue to follow WA-16122.9 mi
Turn right at Larson St E295 ft
Turn left at Mashell Ave S/WA-161 Continue to follow WA-1612.9 mi
Slight left at Mountain Hwy E/WA-70.3 mi
Turn left at 453rd St E 0.1 mi

Wind River Canopy Crane


1262 Hemlock Road
Carson, WA 98610


WRCCRF Website
Google Map

Southbound From Seattle:
Take exit 7 for I-205 S toward Salem/WA-14/I-84 0.6 mi
Slight left at I-205 S (Entering Oregon) 14.2 mi
Take exit 22 to merge onto I-84 E/US-30 E toward The Dalles 34.6 mi
Take exit 44 for US-30 toward Stevenson/Cascade Locks 0.4 mi
Slight right at US-30/WA-Na-PA St 210 ft
Slight right at Bridge of the Gods (Partial toll road; Entering Washington) 0.7 mi
Turn right at WA-14 5.9 mi
Slight left at Wind River Rd 8.6 mi
Turn left at Hemlock Rd 1.6 mi