Afterward, head southwest to Seattle University, where visitors can explore some of the city’s best gardens. Though the university is clearly labeled to those who pass by, the campus hides behind large trees, bushes, and buildings. The small, private university is an intimate space with small patches of greenery tucked behind buildings and scattered throughout. The campus website provides a self-guided walking tour of the school’s lush gardens, such as the Shakespeare Garden that is rich with chamomile and features many of the botanicals referenced in his work and the Healing Garden that’s full of historically medicinal plant life.
This green wonderland is a Seattle must-see. Along with the gardens, the campus experiences a lot of traffic from architecture and art enthusiasts because of its church. Designed by acclaimed architect Steven Holl, the Chapel of St. Ignatius won the Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1998. The church is small, but it’s famous for its obscure shape and windows that warp the sunshine, creating bright, colored pools of light inside.