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Get a jump start on spring at the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Make sure to stop by the UW Botanical Gardens' educational booth, #2513, to explore the many opportunities we'll be offering this year to develop new gardening skills and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Botanic Gardens. Read more->.

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 12:30 pm

A Successful Failure

The Washington Park Arboretum rang in the new year with a series of windstorms that broke limbs, downed trees and dulled chain saws. What the storms didn’t do, however, was cause extensive damage to collections, structures, or visitors. “Lucky” might be your first thought, but luck had little to do with it. Proper tree care […] Read more->.

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 11:48 am

January Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum (Part II)

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

Zip-lining through the mist in Costa Rica

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

MLK Day of Service: UBNA Work Party in Review

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

Getting a Glimpse of the Elusive Resplendent Quetzal

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

In Pursuit of Costa Rican Birds

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

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