Know anything about the flora of Western China and the Himalayan Foothills? Neither do I! Join us on this talk and tour to learn about this fascinating area of the world and the plants that call it home. Read more
Believe it or not, there are over 100 plant sales in the Pacific Northwest in April, including the FlorAbundance sale on April 25-26. Read more
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
What do phormium and yellow-eyed penguins have in common? Travel to New Zealand with UW Botanic Gardens to find out! Read more
April showers bring May weeds! How do professional gardeners manage weeds? Kathleen DeMaria, Botanic Gardens Horticulturist, shares her favorite tool and strategies. Read more->.
Posted on 4 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (April 27 – May 10, 2015) Opening Day crew races through the Montlake Cut, and the 1936 USA Olympic gold in rowing may never have happened without these following trees: 1) Thuja plicata Western Red Cedar UW’s world-renowned boat maker, George Pocock followed the lead of Native Americans […] Read more->.
Posted on 1 May 2015 | 12:06 pm
What to do about muddy puddles caused by rain runoff in the middle of a trail used by hundreds of people every day? Could a garden solve the problem? Read more->.
Posted on 1 May 2015 | 10:55 am
Building Support for Urban Forests Using a Social Marketing Approach Thursday, June 18, 8:30am – 4:30pm UW Botanic Gardens Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105 Registration fee: $125, lunch included Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 206.685.8033 Register online! Communicating the value of healthy urban forests, inspiring desired actions, and securing adequate […] Read more->.
Posted on 24 April 2015 | 1:04 pm
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (April 13 – 26, 2015) 1) Acer cissifolium Vine-leaf Maple A three-leaf maple native to Japan. The extraordinary racemes of tiny flowers give the tree a cloud-like appearance. Located in the Asiatic Maple Collection. 2) Acer rubrum Red Maple This popular street tree is native to eastern North […] Read more->.
Posted on 19 April 2015 | 5:35 pm
Along Azalea Way this time of year, as many of you know, the Rhododendron cultivars, Redbuds & Dogwood Trees are putting on their show of stunning blossoms. Amongst all these flowering shrubs and trees it is sometimes hard to discern any individual plants, but its always worth it for me to stop at the group […] Read more->.
Posted on 19 April 2015 | 12:16 pm
Listening and responding to the needs of our community is a cornerstone of the Fiddleheads philosophy. Sarah and I were absolutely astounded this year at the outpouring of interest our tiny school received. As word of the Fiddleheads Forest School spread, parents from all over the region took notice of the individualized attention […] Read more->.
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 1:09 pm