Elisabeth C. Miller Library

Covid-19 Update

COVID-19 UPDATE: ALTHOUGH THE BOTANIC GARDENS GROUNDS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN TO VISITORS, ALL BUILDINGS AND PARKING LOTS ARE CLOSED. VISITORS ARE ASKED TO ABIDE BY SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES.

The Library is closed to in-person patrons until further notice. We will continue to answer reference questions via email or the online form. Email is preferred for questions involving plant identification. Borrowed books should be kept at home until the Library reopens to the public. No overdue fines will be charged.

Sorry, we cannot accept book and magazine donations until further notice.

UW Botanic Gardens continues to follow all advice and directives set forth by the University of Washington, which are detailed at length on the UW Novel Coronavirus Information Page.

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Address: 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA, 98105
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Plant Answer Line: 206-897-5268  General Questions: 206-543-0415

Invasive Species: an Object Lesson : A Virtual Exhibition by Markel Uriu – July 1-31, 2020

Human Dimensions of Biotic Homogenization by Markel Uriu

In lieu of a physical display, we invite the public to enjoy work by artist Markel Uriu on her website. Markel Uriu is an interdisciplinary artist based in Seattle. Her work explores impermanence, maintenance, and the unseen. Drawing from her Japanese and Irish-American heritage, she is particularly interested in liminal spaces, and explores these concepts through, research, ephemeral botanical narratives, installations, and two-dimensional work. Her subjects of time, cycles, and cultural interchange have culminated in a fascination with invasive species. Her current work explores the nature of invasive species, their environmental impacts, and their links to humanity, colonialism, and globalization.

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