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Striking elegance with remarkable hardiness and vigor, 'Tiger Babies' lily is considered a classic amongst lily growers worldwide. Read more
It’s nesting season right now, and we know where they’re nesting. Despite all this, however, the owl team got skunked. Not even a “who cooks for you”. The bat team, on the other hand, led by members from Bats Northwest, fared much better. Read more
As we bid adieu to soaking April showers, let's also wish a fond farewell to over 300 hardy volunteers that helped keep our botanic gardens beautiful. Read more
Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes summer hours at the Miller Library. The library will be opening at noon on Mondays (instead of 9am) starting June 17. Monday morning hours resume on September 23. We will be closed Saturdays, starting July 6. Saturday hours will resume September 7. We will […] Read more->.
Posted on 12 June 2013 | 9:57 am
1) Illicium henryi (Henry’s Star Anise) This Chinese Illicium is a standout of the genus, as most anise have white or cream-colored flowers. I. henryi can be found along the foot path of the Sino-Himalayan Hillside as well as along the Ridgetop Trail, just west of the Magnolia Collection. 2) Kalmia latifolia (Mountain Laurel) This […] Read more->.
Posted on 10 June 2013 | 12:42 pm
Artist Suze Woolf meditates on climate change and forest fires with her series of paintings known as Burnscapes. Recent work from this series will be on exhibit in the Miller Library June 6 through August 30th. […] Read more->.
Posted on 6 June 2013 | 5:26 pm
1) Aesculus x carnea ‘Fort McNair’ A hybrid between A. pavia and A. hippocastanum, it probably originated as a chance hybrid made by insects in 19th-century Germany. Selected at the fort of the same name in Washington, D.C., flowers are pink with a yellow throat. It can be found on Azalea […] Read more->.
Posted on 23 May 2013 | 4:44 pm
Free weekend walks for the month of May will feature many special flowers in our collection - like this small shrub, the Calycanthus x raulstonii "Hartlage Wine' which sits outside the Graham Visitors Center. Read more->.
Posted on 19 May 2013 | 12:42 pm
1) Acer circinatum (Vine maple) Taken for granted around here, this time of year our vine maple is most eye-catching in flower. Located throughout our native matrix as a deciduous forest understory tree. Vine maple is native to the North American west coast from British Columbia to California. 2) Acer cissifolium (Vine-leaf maple) Despite their […] Read more->.
Posted on 5 May 2013 | 12:20 pm
The 5th Annual Urban Forest Symposium is just eleven days away. Take a look at the final schedule below. Please note the new end time of 4:30pm. A limited number of seats are still available. Read more->.
Posted on 2 May 2013 | 1:14 pm
Many of us know of Henry Yesler, one of Seattle's forefathers, but what is Yesler Swamp on the east side of the Center for Urban Horticulture? Read more->.
Posted on 30 April 2013 | 10:28 am
Learn about the best perennial plants for our region in this exciting series of classes taught by Carrie Becker, co-author of Perennials: The Gardener's Reference. Read more->.
Posted on 24 April 2013 | 4:16 pm
These enthusiastic, thoughtful and genuine folks are our Garden Guides for the UW Botanic Gardens Summer Camp at the Arboretum. They are charged with creating fun, educational, nature-based experiences for our campers. They have our 230 acre nature oasis to work with, their own experience and excitement to bring to the table, and a host […] Read more->.
Posted on 23 April 2013 | 11:18 am