Winter classes are here! Beekeeping, sustainable gardening, tours, plant ID, free classes and more... Read more
After a long, sunny summer our Beautyberry 'Early Amethyst' looks spectacular. Read more
Watercolors by Linda Stewart Henley will be on exhibit in the Miller Library from Nov. 4th to Dec. 2nd. Read more
The Liquidambar styraciflua, or Sweetgum, is one of autumn's most brilliantly colored trees. See it in full glory at the Arboretum. Read more
Wonder if your favorite tree is growing in the Arboretum? Now anyone can search a map and learn all about plants in the collection. Read more
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (November 3 – 16, 2014) 1) Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii ‘Profusion’ (Beautyberry) Native to western China. Ornamental purple berries on display in autumn months. Specimen located north of the Wilcox Bridge by the parking lot. 2) Gaultheria mucronata ‘Rubra’ Native to southern Chile. Formerly known as […] Read more->.
Posted on 10 November 2014 | 12:56 am
By Audrey Wennblom An artist’s rendering of one of the bridges on the Arboretum Loop Trail. Image courtesy the Berger Partnership At long last, the Arboretum Loop Trail (ALT) appears to be just a few months away from the start of construction. “Right now, it looks like the tentative start date would be late spring […] Read more->.
Posted on 5 November 2014 | 9:15 am
For many years, Lake Washington and correspondingly, Union Bay, had quite variable levels throughout the year. Read more->.
Posted on 4 November 2014 | 5:20 pm
From December 5th through December 23rd, the Elisabeth C. Miller Library will have a selection of locally made arts and crafts available for purchase. Read more->.
Posted on 4 November 2014 | 11:20 am
When asked what homeowners should do with leaves falling from trees growing in city gardens, Chris Watson, Washington Park Arboretum Arborist definitively stated, "it depends!" Is the best mulch for a tree its own leaves? Or does that spread disease and pests? Chris Watson gives an expert's point of view. Read more->.
Posted on 2 November 2014 | 9:15 am
Calling all artists & designers: The Miller Library needs a poster design for the 2015 10th anniversary Garden Lovers' Book Sale. Read more->.
Posted on 28 October 2014 | 3:15 pm
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (October 20 – November 2, 2014) 1) Euonymus hamiltonianus subsp. sieboldiana (Siebold’s Euonymus) Native to the eastern Himalaya 1 Ornamental seed pods on display in autumn months 2 Specimen located in the Spindle Tree Collection 2) Illicium henryi (Henry Anise Tree) Native to western China 1 Red […] Read more->.
Posted on 27 October 2014 | 2:02 am