August 7, 2022
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meet our plants - and our horticulturalist. Free with admission.
Plants Gone wild
Meet our Exotic Plants
Take a tour of vibrant, leafy plants that evoke a sense of being in the jungle or a tropical paradise. Bamboo, banana, perennials, evergreens - meet the tropical plants that thrive in our Northwest climate.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. Meet 10am at the Pacific Rim Plaza, just inside the front gate. Free with admission.
PRIVATE GARDEN TOURS
GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
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.Zoo For You Tours
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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.