The Liquidambar styraciflua, or Sweetgum, is one of autumn's most brilliantly colored trees. See it in full glory at the Arboretum. Read more
When most people think of Amaryllis, the holiday season come to mind. However, true Amaryllis is hardy and one of the few plants to flower in autumn. Read more
Up By Roots - an all-day, hands-on workshop highlighting soils, healthy trees and water efficiency. Read more
Wonder if your favorite tree is growing in the Arboretum? Now anyone can search a map and learn all about plants in the collection. Read more
UW Botanic Gardens Director, Sarah Reichard, recounts happy days studying in Costa Rica and invites you to join her for a tour in January 2015. Read more
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (10/6/14-10/19/14) 1) Franklinia alatamaha Close-up photo of Franklinia flower Native to the Alatamaha River, Georgia, and discovered in the late 18th. Genus contains just one species, and has long been extinct in the wild. Today’s plants […] Read more->.
Posted on 10 October 2014 | 6:25 pm
United Way Day of Caring volunteers. Photo courtesy of the Arboretum Foundation. Over 100 volunteers teamed up on September 19th on six projects that included sp 218 yards of mulch, salvaging 150 sword ferns and grubbing out truckloads of invasive blackberry. Thank you to every one involved in the Day of Caring! 2014 United Way […] Read more->.
Posted on 30 September 2014 | 2:45 pm
One of the most interesting rockeries in the Washington Park Arboretum is located just below and north of the now restored Lookout. Read more->.
Posted on 30 September 2014 | 11:15 am
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (September 22 – October 6, 2014) 1) Alnus glutinosa ssp. betuloides Birch-leaved Alder Native to the mountains of eastern Turkey. Listed as a threatened species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Autumn brings pendulous male catkins and the mature female cones. 2) Catalpa x erubescens[…] Read more->.
Posted on 28 September 2014 | 4:12 pm
This past April the Camellia area of the Washington Park Arboretum was paid a scientific visit by UW SEFS professor Dr. Darlene Zabowski and students from her Advanced Soil Genesis and Classification course (SEFS 513). Read more->.
Posted on 26 September 2014 | 12:04 pm
The State of the Arboretum Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (September 8 – 21, 2014) 1) Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip Tree The state tree of Indiana. The Western Hemisphere representative of the two-species genus Liriodendron, and the tallest eastern hardwood. 2) Pinus resinosa Red Pine The state tree of Minnesota. It is a […] Read more->.
Posted on 15 September 2014 | 12:53 am
Posted on 11 September 2014 | 6:25 pm