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Glimpse into the Past – Celebrating the Founder of the Center for Urban Horticulture

By John Wott, Director Emeritus In those divisive times of the late 1960’s and 1970’s, many new ideas began to form regarding how to live on, properly use, and safeguard the resources on our earth. This included groups from the “flower children” to academics. Learned horticulturists, botanists, and academics in the Northwest created a plan […] Read more->.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 8:28 am

Last Week of Grow the Farm Crowdfunding Initiative

Recently, the UW Farm embarked on an exciting crowdfunding initiative to help expand and improve their facilities this year. Through the site USeed, the UW Farm is hoping to raise enough funds during their current campaign to: Build additional hoop-style greenhouses Build a better wash station Build a cob oven and install a new […] Read more->.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 8:34 pm

Tour New Zealand’s Gardens

NEW ZEALAND GARDEN TOUR with University of Washington Botanic Gardens Led by Director Sarah Reichard November 1-16, 2015 Registration deadline: July 29, 2015    Complete tour details and price. Tour brochure pdf Professor Sarah Reichard’s Tour Invitation   Famous for its incredible landscapes and natural beauty, New Zealand’s geographic isolation over millions of years […] Read more->.

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 2:52 pm

2015 Spring Park in the Dark Dates

Explore the park after dark! Read more->.

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 10:05 am

February Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (February 17 – March 1, 2015) 1)  Camellia japonica      ‘Nina Avery’ Due to this year’s mild winter thus far, many plants here have begun flowering much earlier than normal, and Camellias are certainly no exception. Many specimens can be seen in bloom along Arboretum Drive near Rhododendron Glen.[…] Read more->.

Posted on 22 February 2015 | 8:31 am

Announcing a Crowdfunding Campaign to Grow the UW Farm

The UW Farm has launched a USEED crowdfunding campaign with the goal of raising $9,000 to build a new cob oven and structure, a new wash station, and reusable and portable hoop houses. Read more->.

Posted on 10 February 2015 | 11:17 am

February Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (February 2 – 15, 2015) Donald Culross Peattie in the Washington Park Arboretum Staff horticulturist, Ryan Garrison recently listened to an audio version of Donald Culross Peattie’s book, “A Natural History of North American Trees.” He very much enjoyed its mix of science and literary art, and would […] Read more->.

Posted on 4 February 2015 | 11:57 pm

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