UW Botanic Gardens Newsletter, Vol 9 Issue 1, January 2014
Come to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show
Our January tour theme is Ancient Trees. We
will look at tree species in the collection that are considered 'living
fossils' like the Ginkgo and the Japanese Umbrella Pine. Visitors will
learn about succession of plants on earth and how these few species have
survived over millennia. Learn more.
in the Library: Larry Hubbell's Birds Watching: Photos and Paintings
Larry Hubbell's photos and paintings will be on exhibit in the Miller
Library from January 4 to February 15. Please join us for the artist’s
opening reception on Friday, January 10 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. A portion
of the proceeds from artwork sales benefit the Library.
Come GROW with us at the Northwest Flower & Garden
With all the sights and smells of springtime, the Northwest
Flower & Garden Show signals the end of the winter doldrums and the
beginning of the growing season! The show will be held at the Washington State
Convention Center, February 5-9. Details can be found at www.gardenshow.com.
Be sure to stop by the UW Botanic Gardens’ educational booth,
#2401, to explore the many opportunities we offer for you to bolster your
spirit, energize your body, grow your own food, and develop exciting new skills
in the year to come. We look forward to seeing you there!
Art is Blooming at the 2014 Northwest Flower & Garden Show
The theme of the 2014 Northwest Flower and Garden Show will be “Art in Bloom”. There will be 23
unique displays featuring the use of sculpture, glass and other artworks. The
Arboretum Foundation opens the event on February 4 with their
Opening Night Party and Auction, which features a full dinner buffet (there is only one opening event this year).
The Foundation is also justifiably proud of their own display, which is
called The Garden of Artful Delight. It will pay homage to the home garden
and work of world-famous Seattle glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The Foundation's design team is composed of Phil Wood, Bob Lilly and Rhonda Bush.
the Opening Night Gala and the show itself are available through the
Gift Shop at the Graham Visitors Center in the Washington Park
Arboretum as well as their website. Anyone wishing to
volunteer with the Arboretum Foundation should contact Megan Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Check Out the Online Catalog for UW Botanic Gardens Classes
If you’re looking to brush up on your plant knowledge or attend a
seminar, there are so many adult classes to choose from this winter or spring! There are plant identification lectures, birding classes, walks
and tours and a variety of specialty garden topics. There are also
ProHort classes designed specifically for the landscape professional.
The catalog for Winter/Spring classes is now available online!
A Glimpse Into the Past
On June 29, 1988, the Douglas Research Conservatory was dedicated. It
was a state-of-the-art facility for plant propagation, research, and
horticultural education. The facility was made possible through a one
million dollar donation from the estate of the late Neva Douglas,
daughter of the University’s Metropolitan Tract developer John Francis
Douglas. READ MORE.
January 2014 Plant Profile: Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest’
A striking addition to any landscape, this golden Monterey Cypress is quite
popular and widely available in nurseries and garden centers. ‘Goldcrest’ is
noted for its narrow, upright habit and exquisitely bright color; it fits into
many different planting situations especially in smaller spaces. READ MORE.