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Get Inspired on the Northlake Wedding & Events Tour

Planning an upcoming wedding, holiday party or corporate event? You’re invited to a fresh and fabulous tour featuring of a variety of event venues located throughout Fremont and the University District. Join us at Center for Urban Horticulture during registration and catch the next seat available on the provided transportation when you are ready to […] Read more->.

Posted on 8 October 2015 | 1:16 pm

October Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (October 5 – 18, 2015) 1)  Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca’                Blue Atlas Cedar A large coniferous tree with vivid, glaucous blue foliage, making it easy to identify. Native to Algeria and Morocco on the Atlas Mountains, these specimens can grow up to 100 feet tall and beyond. Located in […] Read more->.

Posted on 8 October 2015 | 12:13 am

Staff Spotlight: Tracy Mehlin

Tracy visiting The Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island Tracy is the Information Technology Librarian in the Elisabeth C. Miller Library. She grew up in the Southwest, in Southern California and Las Vegas. She has been interested in plants since childhood, and one of her earliest gardening memories is selecting bulbs and roses from the Jackson […] Read more->.

Posted on 25 September 2015 | 11:00 am

Glimpse into the past – the Daniel J. Evans Centennial Tree

David Zuckerman and the Centennial Tree in 2003, just after transplanting. by John A. Wott, Director Emeritus On Thursday, October 29, 2015, the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington will honor Daniel J. Evans, on his 90th birthday, for his public leadership, scholarship, and service.  What an opportune time […] Read more->.

Posted on 22 September 2015 | 5:15 pm

Capture the moment with botanical photography!

Botanical Photography Classes with David Perry David Perry is an inspirational, Seattle-based photographer, a willing teacher and a captivating storyteller with a keen knack for observation and a distinct twinkle in his eye. His reverence for gardens, flowers and the gardeners who tend them is apparent in the pictures he makes and his playful, sometimes […] Read more->.

Posted on 15 September 2015 | 5:29 pm

Student Spotlight: Nate Haan

Nate in the Goodfellow Grove at the Center for Urban Horticulture Nate is a PhD Candidate who became involved with UW Botanic Gardens when he joined Professor Jon Bakker’s lab at the Center for Urban Horticulture in 2013. He grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and moved to Seattle in 2013 to start his studies […] Read more->.

Posted on 14 September 2015 | 11:00 am

Cool Seeds Abound

Pterocarya stenoptera, common name Chinese Wing Nut, has gorgeous lime green seed catkins 12-14″ long each bearing up to 80 seeds. That’s pretty amazing in itself but when these seed catkins are dripping off of each limb of a tall tree the effect is stunning. The Wing Nut genus resides in the walnut family, […] Read more->.

Posted on 11 September 2015 | 1:30 pm

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