Showcasing northwest plants since 1963

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 ˝ 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, educational classes, the annual plant sale and volunteerism. Come witness the beauty that every season holds. The Arboretum is open from dawn until dusk.

Trevor Cameron, Evergreen Arboretum President,

with Everett Mayor, Cassie Franklin




The Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, located in Everett’s Legion Park, is pleased to announce that the final piece of the arboretum is beginning to take shape! On January 10th,at the evening meeting of the Everett City Council, the arboretum officially gifted $75,000, raised entirely by volunteers, to the City of Everett on behalf of Everett Parks & Community Services. This donation facilitates the completion of the landscaping in the arboretum’s South Area.

The Parks Department has accepted bids and begun preparation for walkways, plinths and gardens. Through this highly-successful partnership with Everett Parks the public can look forward to an enlarged and improved arboretum in 2018.

For over 50 years, volunteers have been hard at work, fundraising, planting, designing and weeding, working to expand gardening classes, docent tours, guest speakers and complete 2 ˝ acres of gardens for locals and tourists to enjoy.

A major art installation by James Madison is included in the new garden area, along with impressive Northwest tree and plant specimens.

As part of the fundraising effort, The Evergreen Arboretum thanks everyone who donated to the Stainless Steel Oak Leaf Fundraiser for their support. Leaves will be installed this year, and purchasers will be kept informed of the progress.


The Evergreen Arboretum is featured as “one of the 60 best gardens to visit in Washington, Oregon & British Columbia” in the book, ’The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour’ by Donald Olson and Timber Press.

The Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens is registered as a 501(3) C non-profit with the IRS and all donations are tax-deductible.

And the Intrepid Gardening Award goes to...TREVOR CAMERON, for teaching a four-hour Pruning Class in the rain, wind, sleet and hail on Saturday in the Arboretum! Runners-up: his 20 students, who stayed and listened intently, even enjoying each other's company after with a hot cup of joe in the classroom! Somebody needs to bake him a batch of cookies...

Annual Meeting & Dinner
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 6-9PM

Inviting all members and member groups! Held at Everett's Forest Park in Floral Hall, the annual meeting is our chance to meet the good folks who support our mission and update everyone on the arboretum's plans for the upcoming year. 

This year is especially action-packed, so please reserve your spot by calling our reservation line, 425-257-8597, or via email at

Backyards That Wow
March 17th, 2018, Noon-1PM

Steve Smith, Owner, Sunnyside Nursery & Whistling Gardener

Free to members/$10 Non-members. Join online or day of class, Reservation Required

Come learn from the Master! If you missed him at the NW Flower & Garden Festival come hear him cover the same presentation at the Arboretum. Always informative and laced with humor. Learn how to create year-round interest in your garden. Meet in the Horticultural Portable 

The mission of the Evergreen Arboretum 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.

Evergreen Arboretum Gardens Entrance

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Upcoming Events

FROG FEST - A Family Fun Event
(April 21st, 2018, Noon-2PM)

(June 16th, 2018, 10AM-5PM)

Upcoming Classes

FROG FEST - A Family Fun Event!
(April 22, 2018, Noon-2PM)


American Legion Memorial Park
145 Alverson Blvd.
Everett, WA 98201
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PO Box 13014
Everett, WA 98206-13014

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