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Dec 06, 2018

Meet our plants – and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. Dec. 4

Jun 22, 2018

Meet our plants.
Free with admission. Oct. 2

Jun 22, 2018

Meet our plants.
Free with admission. Sept. 4

Jun 22, 2018

Meet our plants – and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. Aug. 7

Jun 22, 2022

Tomatoes. Apples. Almonds. Pumpkin. Coffee. Tea. Chocolate. All pretty important, right? And they all have one thing in common: they need pollinators. Around 1,000 plants that humans use for food, … Continued

Dec 06, 2018

Meet our plants.
Free with admission. June 5

Dec 06, 2018

Meet our plants – and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. May 1

Dec 06, 2018

Meet our plants – and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. April 3.

Jan 11, 2022

The all-new Nature Play Garden opens April 1.

Dec 06, 2018

Meet our plants – and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. March 6

Dec 06, 2018

Meet our plants – and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. Feb. 6

Sep 21, 2021

Heavy as velvet, a bumblebee bounces over yellow coneflower petals. Next door a golden honeybee dives headfirst into a red salvia blossom to sip. And across the pathway, a hummingbird … Continued

Sep 13, 2021

It’s one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. It’s used for buildings, dishes, musical instruments. It’s food for animals and people. And there are over 45 types at Point … Continued

Dec 02, 2020

Zoo youth volunteers love orcas. Orcas love raingardens. And gardens are outside. Put them all together and you have the perfect recipe for volunteering outside, staying safe during Covid-19 and … Continued

Jan 24, 2020

When animals are endangered, they often make headlines: koalas, elephants, rhinos. But there are hundreds of endangered species that animals depend on every day for food, shelter, clean air, water … Continued

Sep 25, 2019

Agaves with shark teeth. Trees that poke you. Carnivorous plants. If you think the plant world is all about pretty flowers, it’s time to think again – and time for … Continued

Aug 29, 2019

When you think ‘edible gardening,’ you usually don’t imagine growing banana trees for elephants. But Bryon Jones does. The lead horticulturalist at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium has created an … Continued

Jul 23, 2019

Tangy mint smell. Velvety flowers. Giant sandpapery leaves. Visit a garden with ALL of your senses, and you experience the plant world in a totally different way – which is … Continued

May 02, 2019

No, you won’t find a Tyrannosaurus next to the tigers. But Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium has dozens of living things whose roots go back hundreds of millions of years. … Continued