Springtime at the University of Washington's Arboretum
J. Meyer
Springtime at the University of Washington’s Arboretum.

The University of Washington Botanic Gardens is one of the best university gardens in the nation, according to a new ranking by Best Colleges Online. The UW tied for first place along with three other universities for the top honor. UW Botanic Gardens, which includes the gardens and programs at the Washington Park Arboretum and the Center for Urban Horticulture, has a collection of more than 11,000 plants, trees and shrubs. Best Colleges Online cited this large collection and, in particular, the many rare plants at the 230-acre arboretum not found elsewhere in the world.

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