Where to see art and artful nature in the urban wild
On the shores of Lake Washington, the Washington Park Arboretum is tree- and plant-opia. depts.washington.edu/uwbg
Best time to go: February, for the Northwest Flower and Garden Show at Washington State Convention Center for design ideas and marketplace. $17; Feb 20–24; gardenshow.com
Stay: The whimsical Hotel Monaco (monaco-seattle.com) includes an in-room goldfish and free treats for pets. From $169.