Green Days and Starry Nights University of Washington Campus

Seattle, Washington

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Even when the university moved to the present campus from an expanding downtown in 1894, the gorgeous location along Union Bay was considered a distinct advantage. “It is confidently asserted that the new site of the University…has not an equal in the world,” a writer noted at the time. “Three hundred and fifty acres between two lakes, near an arm of the Pacific Ocean, these acres covered with a luxuriant vegetation and broken by beautiful contours...” Though much tamed from the days when huge conifers were cleared to make way for buildings, the campus remains justly known for its many trees, a world-class medicinal herb garden, and one of the city’s most beautifully framed views of Mount Rainier.
Nature in the City: Seattle

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Nature in the City: Seattle

by Maria Dolan & Kathryn True (The Mountaineers Books)

Even when the university moved to the present campus from an expanding downtown in 1894, the gorgeous location along Union Bay was considered a distinct advantage. “It is confidently asserted that the new site of the University…has not an equal in the world,” a writer noted at the time.

“Three hundred and fifty acres between two lakes, near an arm of the Pacific Ocean, these acres covered with a luxuriant vegetation and broken by beautiful contours...” Though much tamed from the days when huge conifers were cleared to make way for buildings, the campus remains justly known for its many trees, a world-class medicinal herb garden, and one of the city’s most beautifully framed views of Mount Rainier.

©  Maria Dolan & Kathryn True/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Nature Trips
Nearby City: Seattle
Season: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Green Days and Starry Nights: University of Washington Campus

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