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
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle 98105

Upcoming Activities

October GoWalk! Pacing Urban Walks: 2 to 4 miles, 0 to 450 feet of elevation gain - Union Bay Natural Area

Urban Walking Field trip: GoWalk!: Beginner Urban Walking Series
GoWalk! Pace Urban Walks are low-stress activities to help you determine where you are in
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Oct 7, 2023
No Prerequisites
6 participants
Registration closes Oct 5
Seattle Branch
Kelley Chaddock

Naturalist Trip - Center for Urban Horticulture

Naturalist Trip
Lets go birding! Enjoy a morning stroll through the Yesler Swamp and Union Bay Natural
Difficulty: Easy
Mon, Oct 16, 2023
No Prerequisites
9 participants 1 leader
Registration opens Oct 2
Seattle Branch
Trip Reports

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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