Two Rooftop Gardens in Seattle you didn’t know exist

I love rooftop gardens, especially if they are located in a great area and give you an amazing view. Seattle is a growing city and the City of Seattle offered developers to build bigger and larger developments if they provide certain amenities including low-income housing, public restrooms, sculptured rooftops, and public open space of different sorts.

Most of this amenities in Seattle are plazas around or in buildings. They are pretty neat but I wanted to go for something extraordinary and searched for rooftop gardens and I found two.

  • Removed

I got contacted by the property management company and got told that this is not a public space as I thought it was. I removed the entry. Sorry for the confusion.

  • Fourth and Madison Building

This rooftop garden is located on the 7th floor and wraps around three sides of the building. The main building itself has 40 floors and is 156.06 m (512.0 ft) tall. The rooftop garden is open from Monday to Friday from 7 am to 5:30 pm and also features free Wi-Fi.

This is where you want to enter the building of 3rd Avenue.

This is where you want to enter the building of 3rd Avenue.

Lobby of the building if you enter frm 3rd Avenue. Walk towards Northwest Bank and follow the hallway around the corner

The lobby of the building if you enter from 3rd Avenue. Walk towards Northwest Bank and follow the hallway around the corner

Public Space Sign

Public Space Sign

The address is 925 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA.
You will actually enter the building of 3rd Ave and bear to the right at the lobby to follow the hallway to the elevator around the corner. Exit at the 7th floor and make a right. The rooftop garden is located right outside the door.

From this building, you can see the Columbia Center Tower, which is the tallest building in Seattle and has an amazing view of the city from the Skyview Observatory.

View onto 3rd Avenue

View onto 3rd Avenue

A view down onto a busy intersection

A view down onto a busy intersection

Seattle's public library building is also visible from the rooftop.

Seattle’s public library building is also visible from the rooftop.

View at the waterfront

View at the waterfront

The Columbia Center - highest building in Seattle.

The Columbia Center – the highest building in Seattle.

View from the garden towards the Space Needle.

View from the garden towards the Space Needle.

The plaza at the rooftop garden.

The plaza at the rooftop garden.

 

This two places don’t seem to be very well-known between locals. I have been to Seattle countless times and just discovered this places last week. It’s a very well-kept secret. If you know any other rooftop gardens let me know.

 

 

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