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.

Emile Van den Akker pruning in the Arboretum


Trevor Cameron, Sunnyside Nursery Mgr. & Arboretum President

Saturday, Feb 17, 10AM-2PM. Free to members/$10 Non-members.

Join online or the day of class. RSVP Required.

 Come to this hands on workshop and learn proper winter pruning techniques. We will focus on deciduous plants including Japanese Maples. Bring your pruners and questions. Join us for the whole session or stop in for part of it. Meet at the Arboretum Entrance

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

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

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

Upcoming Classes

(March 17th, 2018, Noon-1PM)


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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Gates are open from dawn to dusk
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