Love is in the Air!

February 14, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm -

Take a Valentine’s Day walk with your loved one down the paths at UW’s Botanic Gardens lit by pink luminaries.

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February 14, 2024    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Washington Park Arboretum, Wisteria Hall
2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98112
Seattle, WA

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Want a romantic thing to do around Valentine’s Day in Seattle? Treat yourselves to a romantic walk through UW’s Botanic Gardens lit by luminaries.

It’s also educational! You and your loved one can learn about pollination, while you’re add it, and sip some warm beverages.

We suggest that, perhaps, you also add to the romance by also going out for a meal before or afterward:)

Here’s the official blurb from the event organizers:

Join us for a celebration of love at the Arboretum! Grab a loved one (or a few) and enjoy the romantic atmosphere of a luminary walk!

For the first time ever, we’re hosting a Valentine’s Day themed luminary walk through the park, inspired by our annual Winter Solstice event!

Enjoy a romantic stroll through the park, guided by the soft glow of pink luminaries, create your own Valentine’s cards to give to loved ones, learn about pollination from our own UWBG Education team, and warm up with some hot cocoa, cider, & tea in Wisteria Hall!

Make this a Valentine’s Day to remember!


Please note this is an 18+ only event



Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? Yes! (No tickets will be available for purchase at the door so please plan ahead!)

What about inclement weather? The walk will occur rain or shine. We ask that you check the weather forecast and dress accordingly if inclement weather is predicted. In cases of high winds, snow or impassable roadways, you will be notified in advance and the event will be rescheduled.

Is it lit? The pathways will have luminaries, but feel free to bring your own flashlight or lantern for additional visibility!

Are tickets refundable? All ticket sales are final.

Is this suitable for children? This is an 18+ only event.

Can I bring my dog? Happy to have Fido – please keep them on leash, and make sure that they play nice with other pooches!

Is the path wheelchair and stroller accessible? Unfortunately, no. While the main road and loop trail around the Arboretum are wheelchair friendly, the trails make it difficult.

Where do I check in? Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98122. Check in at the information desk located in the Graham Visitors Center.

Is there public parking available nearby? There are multiple parking lots for free near the Visitors Center. On a busy day these can fill early! We also recommend taking public transportation and/or using resources such as Uber, Lyft or bike share programs. We are about a 20-minute walk for the UW Light Rail Station. Specific parking and public transportation directions will be included in the meeting location details after purchasing tickets.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? contact

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, we can check the manifest online.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Sure!

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends? Not a problem.

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Reservations required? Pre-registration required
Age restrictions? 18+
Dress code? None listed

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