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UW Botanic Gardens Newsletter, Vol 8 Issue 7, July 2013

Serious Progress Made on New Zealand Garden

Upcoming Events

7/14 UW Botanic Gardens: Free Weekend Walks
7/17 UW Botanic Gardens: Lavender Farm Tour
7/21 UW Botanic Gardens: Free Weekend Walks
7/23 Fiddleheads Parent/Child Class
7/25 UW Botanic Gardens: Summer Pruning of Trees and Shrubs
7/25 Northwest Horticultural Society Plant Nerd Night & Sale
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Weekend Walks 


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.

On Exhibit in the Library

Burnscapes – Paintings by Suze Woolf on Exhibit

suze woolf pino sagrado
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.

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Planting Party in the New Zealand Garden

anabel,kyle,ritu,kathleen,amy 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.

dennie fee
Along Azalea Way with Dennie Fee
neil bonham moving phormium
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

Soroa-Alberto birdcall 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

night hike flier 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.

  • 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
For Families ages 6 - 100. $6.00 per adult. Kids are NOT charged. BYOF - Bring Your Own Flashlight. REGISTER at 543-8801 or online.



July Plant Profile:Single & Dark-leaf Dahlias

dahlia moonfire

Not many garden plants can challenge the constant bloom and remarkable display dahlias put on in a summer garden. Their extravagant blooms....See more

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