Created By: Highline Botanical Gardens
Highline Botanical Garden was formed when two extraordinary private gardens were scheduled for demolition to make room for the flight path of SeaTac Airport’s third runway. Recognizing the cultural and recreational value of the Elda Behm Paradise Garden and the Seike Family Japanese Garden, hundreds of community members came together to find the land, funding and labor to relocate these gardens to their new home.
Since those early years, the garden has grown to incorporate a romantic rose garden perfect for weddings, species collections of fuchsias, daylilies and iris, a greenhouse and potting benches, with future additions coming soon (a native plant garden and a spectacular peony collection), and other gardening plans for the future.
To date, about 5 of the 11 potential acres of development have been cultivated. Find out more about our future plans on the Gardens Page. Highline Botanical Garden is largely funded by donors – your gift can help bring some of these additional garden spaces to reality.