July's tour will feature our Hydrangea collection & other
flowering plants. The collection includes rare climbing Asian
Hydrangeas and a variety of species shrubs as well as colorful hybrids.
in the Library
Burnscapes – Paintings by Suze Woolf on Exhibit
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.
Planting Party in the New Zealand Garden
Pacific Connections Garden Stewards made history on June 20th when they
planted the New Zealand High Country plants into the new Bollard Garden
in the new focal forest. They planted several species well over 20 years
old. These include Nothofagus solanderi, Griselinia littoralis,
Phyllocladus alpinus, Phormium colensoi, and Dodonaea viscosa.
In addition to the Bollard Garden (aka The New Zealand High Country
Display), the garden will include the Hebe Meadow, the Griselinia Bush,
the Mountain Tussock, Snow Tussock, the Silver Beech Forest, the
Phormium Fen and the Mountain Beech Zone. It’s looking like the New
Zealand Garden is on track to open by September 15, 2013.
Here are some pictures that Pacific Connections Steward Rhonda Bush took
during the planting project.
Along Azalea Way with Dennie Fee
Neil Bonham moving Phormium
A Glimpse Into the Past
(A monthly column by Dr. John A. Wott, Director Emeritus) The
opening of the Center for Urban Horticulture was an event that captured
international attention. The words on the official opening invitation...See more
UWBG Heads to Cuba Again
UWBG is returning to Cuba in February of 2014! Join UWBG Director Sarah
Reichard to enjoy the stories, the plants, gardens, agriculture, birds,
but especially the people. Since Dr. Reichard plans to lead a trip to
New Zealand in 2015, she won’t be heading back to Cuba for a while after
this. Don't miss this Prople-to-People trip opportunity.
Park in the Dark
It's nighttime at the Arboretum...but the park isn't sleeping! On these
special family adventures, you'll learn about animal adaptations in th
dark - and see the gardens in a whole new light! Become a bat or a moth,
test your sense of smell, and use your "Deer Ears" to hear night
sounds. The adventure starts at the Graham Visitors Center in the
Washington Park Arboretum.
For Families ages 6 - 100. $6.00 per adult. Kids are NOT charged. BYOF -
Bring Your Own Flashlight. REGISTER at 543-8801 or online.
- Aug 10th 8 - 9:30pm
- Aug 31st 7:30pm - 9:30pm
- Sept 14th 7 - 8:30pm
- Sept 28th 6:30 - 8:00pm
- Oct 12th 6 - 7:30pm