The cemetery offers a place to methodically visit and soak up the best of Mother Nature. We offer both natural history and human history.
Here, you can experience the joy of the ever-changing seasons 365 days a year. Whether you seek a quiet walk to take in the changing colors of the trees, or a more active family exploration, the cemetery can offer a variety of activities for people of all ages and interests. Within an oasis of magnificent trees and beautiful landscapes, come explore 147 acres of paved roadways. The cemetery will provide a safe and beautiful place to walk, jog, explore and learn.
Cemeteries offer favorable growing conditions for trees and plants of all kinds. The grounds are an ideal environment for many plants which do not grow easily under less suitable conditions in the Seattle area. Here trees and plants have room to grow to their fullest potential. This is why we are known for having a large selection of trees and plants that are either significant to their size or variety. We are also a haven for many varieties of animals and birds which have been driven out of Seattle and the surrounding areas by construction and urbanization. Some of the animals you might see here are ducks, geese, quail, seagulls, and squirrels.
In addition to the many early settlers and pioneers who are buried here, there are numerous points of interest throughout Evergreen Washelli. We have many features that groups and visitors have found especially interesting.
A cemetery can be an exciting and interesting place to explore. You’ll learn about history and other cultures; you will see nature and many kinds of art. We hope you’ll enjoy your visit to Evergreen Washelli, and we encourage you to visit the main office for a copy of our self-guided tour. View more photos of Evergreen Washelli during autumn here.