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July Color Appears at the Center for Urban Horticulture

Featuring a Selection of Trees at the Center for Urban Horticulture Selected cuttings from the Center for Urban Horticulture (July 20, 2015 – August 2, 2015) 1)  Acer japonicum  ‘Aconitifolium’                         Fern Leaf Maple Grove of six located in McVay Courtyard Planted in 1986, original design element for McVay Courtyard Beautiful leaf texture with extraordinary fall […] Read more->.

Posted on 25 July 2015 | 3:12 pm

Art Exhibit: Lake, Lattice, Stone: Requiem for a Garden by Lollie Groth July 23 – September 3

Please join us for the artist's reception on Thursday July 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00pm in the Miller Library at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Read more->.

Posted on 17 July 2015 | 3:20 pm

Big Big Flowers

The Magnolia grandifloras in our collection are blooming now!  Who doesn’t love a 12-inch wide flower that smells great?   The commonly named Southern Magnolia or Bull-Bay is native to the SE United States from Eastern Texas, along the lower Gulf Coast to the Atlantic where it grows in loamy soils near water.  It has proven […] Read more->.

Posted on 16 July 2015 | 12:34 pm

Glimpse into the past – Dreams of an Arboretum at the University of Washington

Read the story behind the development of a University of Washington arboretum in Washington Park. Read more->.

Posted on 15 July 2015 | 12:27 pm

July Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (July 6 – 20, 2015) 1)  Itea ilicifolia                Holly-leaved Sweet Spire Native to western China Evergreen shrub growing up to 16 feet tall and 10 feet wide Bears fragrant racemes of greenish-white flowers in late summer and fall Located west of the Magnolia Collection near the south end […] Read more->.

Posted on 12 July 2015 | 1:07 pm

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

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (June 22 – July 5, 2015) 1)  Quercus gilva                    Evergreen Oak Native to China and Japan Reaches heights of 90-100 feet in its native range Located in the Oak Collection along the South Oaks Extension Trail 2)  Rhododendron calophytum           Beautiful-face Rhododendron Native to China Large species rhododendron capable […] Read more->.

Posted on 2 July 2015 | 8:56 am

UW Botanic Gardens Ranked as a Top 50 University Garden

Washington Park Arboretum. Picture courtesy Stephanie Colony The University of Washington Botanic Garden was ranked as one of the top University gardens, tied with three other gardens by Best Colleges Online. Gardens were scored on a number of criteria, including number of plant species, and presence of a horticultural library, education and conservation programs. With […] Read more->.

Posted on 30 June 2015 | 4:24 pm

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