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UW Farm opens produce stand on Fridays

Beginning Friday, August 29, the UW Farm will be partnering with UW Transportation Services to set up a weekly farm stand on the Burke Gilman trail on Fridays 3-5:30pm. The stand will be located just across the trail from the Husky Grind at the Mercer Court apartments. Read more->.

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 5:02 pm

Wisteria Hall: New name, same beautiful venue

We have big news about the Graham Visitors Center in the Washington Park Arboretum. We bid a fond farewell to the very plain name of the Large Meeting Room and welcome Wisteria Hall to the UW Botanic Gardens family! Read more->.

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 11:15 am

Summer curation internship: getting behind-the-scenes with plant records

Edmonds Community College student, Nichole Sheehan, reflects on her summer spent as a curation intern. "I really enjoyed the behind-the-scenes aspects such as historical plant condition notes and evaluating plants for health and maintenance using my pests and diseases classwork." Read more->.

Posted on 25 August 2014 | 10:15 am

Plant a Neighborhood Landmark—Apply for a Street Tree!

From our friends at Seattle reLeaf: Does this hot, sunny weather have you wishing your street had more tree canopy? The City of Seattle’s Trees for Neighborhoods program helps Seattle residents plant trees around their homes. Since 2009, residents have planted over 4,000 trees in yards and along streets through the program. Through Trees for […] Read more->.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 12:39 pm

A Day in the Life

you are outside. The sun is shining, illuminating the new growth on the western red cedars. It’s been a great growing season and the plants at Washington Park Arboretum are thriving. The backdrop of evergreen trees is a lovely frame to all of the native and non-native plants in the collection. Now, if they would […] Read more->.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 1:52 pm

Winter Garden Project: Remodeling the “Living Walls”

Arboretum Tree Removal Notification:   The week of 8/25/14, UWBG tree crew will embark on a project located in the Winter Garden (read about project below).  4 western red cedars will be removed due to negative impact to plant collections and garden encroachment.  All pedestrian path detours and other safety considerations will be handled by tree […] Read more->.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 11:52 am

August Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (August 11 – 24, 2014) 1)   Poliothyrsis sinensis A rare and very attractive small flowering tree of upright, open habit. Originally brought from China to the Arnold Arboretum by E.H. Wilson. Big 6-8” mildly fragrant, creamy flower clusters (corymbose panicles) make a significant contribution to the August-September garden.[…] Read more->.

Posted on 17 August 2014 | 7:12 pm

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