The veggie garden is in full swing in summer, and here's how to keep it going when faced with ugly pests and diseases. Read more
Thinking about visiting Cuba? Why not go on a guided tour with a bird-loving plant expert and UW Botanic Garden Director, Sarah Reichard? Read more
Join us in a night-time exploration of the Arboretum! Read more
The US Forest Service recognized Rare Care - including hundreds of trained volunteers from all parts of the state - with its Regional Volunteer Award for Citizen Stewardship and Partnerships. Read more
Stewartia monadelpha is a stunning tree throughout the year. Don't miss its lovely blossoms this month. Read more
How does a teenager experience a tour of the Washington Park Arboretum? Read about it first-hand from our summer communications volunteer. Read more->.
Posted on 31 July 2015 | 12:09 pm
Featuring a Selection of Trees at the Center for Urban Horticulture Selected cuttings from the Center for Urban Horticulture (July 20, 2015 – August 2, 2015) 1) Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’ Fern Leaf Maple Grove of six located in McVay Courtyard Planted in 1986, original design element for McVay Courtyard Beautiful leaf texture with extraordinary fall […] Read more->.
Posted on 25 July 2015 | 3:12 pm
Please join us for the artist's reception on Thursday July 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00pm in the Miller Library at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Read more->.
Posted on 17 July 2015 | 3:20 pm
The Magnolia grandifloras in our collection are blooming now! Who doesn’t love a 12-inch wide flower that smells great? The commonly named Southern Magnolia or Bull-Bay is native to the SE United States from Eastern Texas, along the lower Gulf Coast to the Atlantic where it grows in loamy soils near water. It has proven […] Read more->.
Posted on 16 July 2015 | 12:34 pm
Read the story behind the development of a University of Washington arboretum in Washington Park. Read more->.
Posted on 15 July 2015 | 12:27 pm
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (July 6 – 20, 2015) 1) Itea ilicifolia Holly-leaved Sweet Spire Native to western China Evergreen shrub growing up to 16 feet tall and 10 feet wide Bears fragrant racemes of greenish-white flowers in late summer and fall Located west of the Magnolia Collection near the south end […] Read more->.
Posted on 12 July 2015 | 1:07 pm
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (June 22 – July 5, 2015) 1) Quercus gilva Evergreen Oak Native to China and Japan Reaches heights of 90-100 feet in its native range Located in the Oak Collection along the South Oaks Extension Trail 2) Rhododendron calophytum Beautiful-face Rhododendron Native to China Large species rhododendron capable […] Read more->.
Posted on 2 July 2015 | 8:56 am