Much like our varied and extensive collection of woody and herbaceous plants, our organization has evolved and grown over time. Read more
Summer camp at the Washington Park Arboretum is bounding into its fourth year with more weeks offered and new programs. Read more
One of the toughest, but also one of the most beautiful winter blooming perennials! We have a special hybrid Hellebore new to UW Botanic Gardens! Read more
Explore a new garden this spring! Read more
Rare Care will be offering a volunteer training on rare plant monitoring in Seattle on Saturday, March 1. Read more
By John A. Wott, Director Emeritus This view looks from Lake Washington Boulevard toward the southern end of Azalea Way. The photo was taken by H. G. Ihrig in May, 1944. It shows the opening of Arboretum Creek along Azalea Way as it flows north from the culvert under Lake Washington Boulevard. Note the large […] Read more->.
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 12:21 pm
Before we know it, it will be spring. April will be here and there will be flowers and (more) rain and leaf buds opening. We will continue on with our lives; work, school, exercise, going out and of course, gardening. Time moves on, no matter what, and it feels like it’s moving VERY quickly. I […] Read more->.
Posted on 5 March 2014 | 12:53 pm
Join us for the Spring Ephemeral Plant Sale on March 7 with selections from more than 20 local nurseries. Dan Hinkley will present a special lecture, “Favorite Vignettes of Spring: Noteworthy Plant Combinations for the Pacific Northwest.” Tickets to the lecture ($5) go on sale at 8:30 am. The sale runs from 9am – 3pm […] Read more->.
Posted on 28 February 2014 | 10:16 am
Announcing the 6th Annual Urban Forest Symposium! Registration is now open for this year’s symposium, focusing on Climate Change and the Urban Forest. Learn about the climatic changes our region can expect and strategies that can be used to plan and manage for a healthy and resilient urban forest. Presenters will discuss the expected changes […] Read more->.
Posted on 24 February 2014 | 2:58 pm
“Spring Buds” 1) Acer monspessulanum var. turcomanicum Montpelier maple An elegant, compact tree reaching 23-33 feet tall. Suitable for warm climates and adapted to calcareous and stony soils. A mature individual is growing in the Mediterranean bed along Arboretum Drive. 2) Magnolia kobus Kobushi Magnolia Blooms in early spring and bears pleasantly fragrant white flowers.[…] Read more->.
Posted on 23 February 2014 | 12:08 am
You are invited to an exhibition of campus venues for weddings and other special events! Sunday, February 23, 2014; 12:00 pm ~ 3:00 pm. Reservations are required firstname.lastname@example.org or(206) 543-0437 Read more->.
Posted on 14 February 2014 | 12:22 pm
1) Chimonanthus praecox Wintersweet With exceedingly fragrant yellow flowers borne on the bare shoots in winter, C. praecox has a suitable home here within the Witt Winter Garden. Chimonanthus is the Chinese counterpart of the North American genus, Calycanthus. 2) Lonicera standishii Winter Honeysuckle A native of China, L. standishii is a perennial favorite […] Read more->.
Posted on 6 February 2014 | 6:04 pm