Center for Urban Horticulture

Managed by the University of Washington, it is home to the Union Bay Natural Area (aka Montlake Fill), beautiful gardens, the Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium, and the Elisabeth C. Miller Library. There's something for everyone interested in our natural world. And it is home to one of the premier birding sites in Seattle, because it is an island of wild in a sea of urbanity.

INFORMATION for leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the default party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • This route allows multiple bookings. Please check scheduled trips listed below in the "Activities" tab to see if there is another group already booked on the same day. If so, please coordinate with them to ensure you are carpooling and teaching at different areas.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 4.0 mi
Map
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle 98105
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Introduction to Map & Compass Field Trip - Union Bay Natural Area

Navigation Field trip: Introduction to Map & Compass
An easy hike on the loop trail at the Union Bay Natural Area, located next
Difficulty: Easy
Sun, Jan 29, 2023
No Prerequisites
0 participants 1 instructor
Registration closed Jan 27
Seattle Branch

Naturalist Trip - Center for Urban Horticulture Gardens

Naturalist Trip
Enjoy Birding Monday stroll through the Union Bay Natural Area and Yesler Swamp. We will
Difficulty: Easy
Mon, Feb 13, 2023
No Prerequisites
9 participants 2 leaders
Registration opens Jan 30
Seattle Branch

Introduction to Map & Compass Field Trip - Union Bay Natural Area

Navigation Field trip: Introduction to Map & Compass
An easy hike on the loop trail at the Union Bay Natural Area, located next
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Feb 25, 2023
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist 0 instructors
Registration closes Feb 23
Seattle Branch

Introduction to Map & Compass Field Trip - Union Bay Natural Area

Navigation Field trip: Introduction to Map & Compass
An easy hike on the loop trail at the Union Bay Natural Area, located next
Difficulty: Easy
Sun, Feb 26, 2023
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist 0 instructors
Registration closes Feb 24
Seattle Branch

March GoHike Pacing Hikes: 2 to 4 miles, 0 to 750 feet of elevation gain - Union Bay Natural Area

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series
GoHike Pace Hikes are low-stress hikes to help you determine where you are in terms
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Mar 11, 2023
No Prerequisites
10 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Feb 3; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
Trip Reports
Titles

This is a list of titles that represent the variations of trips you can take at this route/place. This includes side trips, extensions and peak combinations. Not seeing a title that fits your trip? Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.

  • Montlake Fill
  • Montlake Fill (Union Bay Natural Area)
  • Union Bay Natural Area
  • Union Bay Natural Area (Montlake Fill)
  • Yesler Swamp
  • Center for Urban Horticulture Gardens
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