Join us exploring the Botanic Gardens at night, discovering mushrooms, investigating flowers, or spying an eagle at our Weekend Family Walks and Hikes! Read more
A unique woodland charmer that's easy to grow even in dry shade, Anemone nemorosa 'Viridiflora' is a charming spring ephemeral that's a "must have" for the avid gardener. Read more
Calling all plant nerds! The plants of the Ericaceae (or Heath Family) are the stars in this in-depth class on identification and care. Read more
The 10th annual Garden Lovers' Book Sale is April 3rd and 4th. 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
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (March 16 – 20, 3015) 1) Acer tegmentosum ‘Joe Witt’ Stripebark Maple A small- to medium-size tree with distinct striped patterns along the bark and branches Named for a former Washington Park Arboretum curator Located in the Joe Witt Winter Garden 2) Berberis x media ‘Arthur Menzies’ Hybrid […] Read more->.
Posted on 23 March 2015 | 11:01 am
In the old Nursery along Arboretum Drive there is a group of Chaenomeles cathayensis (Cathay or Chinese Quince) shrubs in full bloom. This cluster of three shrubs make for a huge display as they are about 15 ft. tall and 20+ ft. across. Covered in these lovely pinkish white flowers right now, they will bear […] Read more->.
Posted on 21 March 2015 | 12:50 pm
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (March 2 – 16, 2015) 1) Acer triflorum Three Flower Maple A small, slow-growing deciduous tree 20’ to 45’ where it is native in Manchuria and Korea. An excellent landscape tree boasting light grey vertically-furrowed bark and vivid red and orange fall color. The name refers to its […] Read more->.
Posted on 6 March 2015 | 3:37 pm
The sun is shining, mosquitoes are buzzing, and blossoms are bursting open everywhere we look; it could just as easily be June in Seattle, but the calendar still tells us it’s winter no matter how incongruous that may seem. Students at the Fiddleheads Forest School are taking full advantage of the seasonal changes. The warm […] Read more->.
Posted on 6 March 2015 | 12:57 pm
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
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
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