As part of an agreement between the Washington Department of Transportation, the Arboretum and Botanical Garden Committee, Seattle Parks and Recreation is receiving $7.8 million from the state to make improvements at the Arboretum as part of the 520 Bridge replacement project. Read more about this historic agreement!
Let your preschooler go wild at Fiddleheads Forest School
Looking for a place to bring your preschooler for some outdoor play and nature exploration? The UWBG‘s Fiddleheads Forest School has some fantastic sessions, about bats, leaves, birds, camouflage and more — and they’ve added more dates!
- Before equipment is installed, Aresty listens to make sure sound is coming from both of the pipes attached to a recorder. Her compositions play at seven sites in the arboretum. (Image: Steve Rigman/The Seattle Times)
A UW doctoral student composes a musical installation now playing at the Washington Park Arboretum, “Paths II: The Music of Trees”, heeding the call by UWBG‘s Director Sarah Reichard for UW students to incorporate the Arboretum in their art. Learn more about it, and then go enjoy it!
–Updated 10/02/12: UW News has written a lovely story on this art project.
The contest doesn’t even start until tomorrow (August 1st), but the UW Botanic Gardens is already receiving beautiful photos by the Arboretum’s Art in the Park Campers. Learn more about this great opportunity, and check out the work of these students, here!
Vandals attacked and destroyed some unique and valuable trees in the Washington Park Arboretum this weekend. The damage totals $43,000, and the suspects are still at large. Please contact Seattle Police if you have any information on this unfortunate incident. Read more here.
The Arboretum Foundation will kick off the Northwest Flower and Garden Show with its annual Opening Night Party (formerly “Arbor Eden: The Preview Gala”).
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
5:00 to 9:30 PM—Patrons & Benefactors
6:30 to 9:30 PM—General Admission (Members & Non-Members)
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle
Tickets available at the door, click here for more details!
The Arboretum Foundation’s holiday sale, “Gifts and Greens Galore“, returns to the Graham Visitors Center at the Washington Park Arboretum from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Get more details here, including volunteering information!