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Garden Tour: Leafy & Fruity

September 1, 2024
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meet our plants - and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission.
Join us at the Pacific Rim Plaza, just inside the front gate.

Leafy & Fruity hors d'oeuvres

Bamboo leaves - yum!
We reuse and recycle our plants! Learn about plants that zoo animals eat or play with, from willow to bamboo, banana to kiwi.
Explore our plants
Meet our horticulturalist
The man who makes the landscape.
Get tips from our horticulturalist Bryon Jones and be awed by the power of plants at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. If you can't make this event, check out the others he's leading.
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End of Summer Blast
After attending the Leafy & Fruity garden tour, stick around and join the End of Summer Blast. Join animals around the Zoo in an all-weekend celebration jam-packed with cool activities - literally! Watch our animals play with icy treats and summery enrichments.
End of Summer Blast
Want to spend even more time with our plants? Book a private Zoo For You Botanical Tour! During this hour-long tour, you’ll spend time getting to know the Zoo’s more rooted residents with a member of our horticulture team.
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Love plants?
Our Zoo is nestled into one of the country's biggest urban parks - Point Defiance Park - with show gardens including rose, dahlia, iris, Japanese, Northwest and rhododendron. Our rangers even give forest tours.