Is your yard being slowly (or quickly!) overtaken by some mystery plant? Find out what it is and what you can do to keep it out. Read more
Striking tree peony in Pacific Connections China Entry Garden in full, fragrant bloom this month Read more
Thanks to dedicated volunteers, over 22,000 pressed plant specimens have been reviewed and documented. Read more
Join us exploring the Botanic Gardens at night, discovering mushrooms, investigating flowers, or spying an eagle at our Weekend Family Walks and Hikes! Read more
What do phormium and yellow-eyed penguins have in common? Travel to New Zealand with UW Botanic Gardens to find out! Read more
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (May 11-24, 2015) 1) Cytisus x praecox ’Luteus’ Warminster Broom This broom is a hybrid of C. multiflorus and C. purgans and is located on Arboretum Drive in the Legume Collection. Many of the brooms are blooming now or soon to bloom, including the pineapple broom, Argyrocytisus battandieri[…] Read more->.
Posted on 15 May 2015 | 4:15 pm
It's spring and time for a full on revival in the Center for Urban Horticulture's (CUH) Goodfellow Grove! Read more->.
Posted on 11 May 2015 | 11:45 am
Who doesn’t love spring? It’s the earth’s bright green answer to winter’s dreary grey; when all the world begins to grow anew. If autumn is a time for introductions and winter for exploration, then spring is the season for culmination. In autumn we ground the students in the important, fundamental lessons of the forest grove: […] Read more->.
Posted on 7 May 2015 | 1:39 pm
Today’s visitors to the Washington Park Arboretum walk past historical artifacts not knowing why they might be there. One of those is the Memorial Fountain dedicated to the late Mrs. W.W. Sawyer, along Arboretum Drive E. opposite Rhododendron Glen. Read more->.
Posted on 7 May 2015 | 10:21 am
April showers bring May weeds! How do professional gardeners manage weeds? Kathleen DeMaria, Botanic Gardens Horticulturist, shares her favorite tool and strategies. Read more->.
Posted on 4 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (April 27 – May 10, 2015) Opening Day crew races through the Montlake Cut, and the 1936 USA Olympic gold in rowing may never have happened without these following trees: 1) Thuja plicata Western Red Cedar UW’s world-renowned boat maker, George Pocock followed the lead of Native Americans […] Read more->.
Posted on 1 May 2015 | 12:06 pm
What to do about muddy puddles caused by rain runoff in the middle of a trail used by hundreds of people every day? Could a garden solve the problem? Read more->.
Posted on 1 May 2015 | 10:55 am