A new and reliable hybrid Hellebore for the winter garden is planted throughout the Center for Urban Horticulture. 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
Get 10% off the room rental fee for new event* at Graham Visitors Center before April 2015. Read more
Reflections on the essence of Fiddleheads and experiential, nature-based learning. Read more
Winter classes are here! Beekeeping, sustainable gardening, tours, plant ID, free classes and more... Read more
Witt Winter Garden Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (January 19-31, 2015) 1) Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ Bloodtwig Dogwood Young stems of this cultivar are orange-yellow with the sunny side turning carmine red. Stem color of species is gray to purple, while the color of C.s. ‘Midwinter Fire’ is yellow-green in summer changing to […] Read more->.
Posted on 25 January 2015 | 12:48 am
UW Botanic Gardens Director Sarah Reichard realizes she just might be a bird person after spending two weeks leading a tour in Costa Rica. Read more->.
Posted on 23 January 2015 | 4:18 pm
On Jan, 19, also known as the MLK Day of Service, a group of 7 volunteers helped remove ivy from cottonwood trees near the Union Bay Natural Area waterfront. Just along the UBNA loop trail at the waterfront viewing area, many of the cottonwood trees have been suffocated by invasive English ivy. These trees may […] Read more->.
Posted on 20 January 2015 | 10:00 am
After waiting 23 years to get a glimpse of a rare tropical bird UW Botanic Gardens Director Sarah Reichard finally met her quest. Read more->.
Posted on 16 January 2015 | 12:45 pm
Director Sarah Reichard is leading a tour group in Costa Rica. She discovered that swarming army ants provide an easy snack for jungle birds. Read more->.
Posted on 12 January 2015 | 11:02 am
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (January 5 – 18, 2015) “Piercing, sucking and galling!” 1) Mites (on Sasa Bamboo and Skimmia) Stippling and yellowing of leaves are often indicative of the presence of mites. Feed by piercing underside of leaves and sucking chlorophyll out decreasing photosynthesis, reducing plant vigor and compromising the appearance.[…] Read more->.
Posted on 11 January 2015 | 11:50 pm
Director Sarah Reichard is leading a tour group in Costa Rica. In this dispatch she recounts concocting a custom chocolate drink and encounters odoriferous wildlife. Read more->.
Posted on 9 January 2015 | 12:27 pm