January is a beautiful time to visit the Arboretum! Our global tree collection showcases species that have brightly-colored bark, winter-blooms, bright fruits, and fun evergreen foliage. Try a walk to the Winter Garden, or take advantage of the quiet season and see the Redwood Deck and the rest of the Conifer Collection.
Winter weather like snow and ice can occur in January at the Arboretum. Plan ahead and check our Recent Updates page for information about Visitor Center and park road closures resulting from unsafe conditions. Otherwise, make sure you dress for the weather before your visit! Wear layers and shoes that can get muddy!
Tour the Winter Garden!
Need a break from the gray, rainy days of the Pacific Northwest winter? Plan a visit to Hoyt Arboretum’s Winter Garden, which was designed to include plants that have bloom and fragrance, or leaf and twig color, to interest visitors on these short, cold days.
The Winter Garden is located at the junction of Beech Trail and Wildwood Trail along Cascade Dr (labeled with a green 4 on our TRAIL MAP).
Explore the plants of the Winter Garden more closely in this self-guided tour on our plant database. Select the Winter Garden Tour from the dropdown menu. Pro tip: load the tour on your phone ahead of time when you have connection to wifi.