The arboretum is proud to be opening our newly planted New Zealand
Forest in the Pacific Connections Garden. Our tour this month will
feature the new forest and the native plants typical to New Zealand.
in the Library
An artisan tile is like a colorful hybrid of sculpture and painting.
The Artisan Tile NW group will have handmade tiles on exhibit in the Miller
Library from September 4 to October 28th 2013. E-Flora readers are invited to a free reception on Friday, Sep. 13th from 5 to 7pm.All the tiles will
be for sale with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Library.
Come help us celebrate the grand opening of the New Zealand Forest!
The Arboretum Foundation, UW Botanic Gardens, and Seattle Parks and
Recreation invite you to join us on Sunday, September 15, to celebrate
the opening of the New Zealand Forest in the Washington Park Arboretum’s
Pacific Connections Garden.
Enjoy ribbon cutting and dedication ceremonies, live music and
performances, tours and family activities, refreshments, and more.
FREE admission and parking!
Tony Avent is the 19th Annual Miller Memorial Lecturer
Join us on Thursday, September 19 at 7pm for the FREE 19th Annual Miller Memorial Lecture. This year's featured speaker is Tony
Avent, renowned plantsman and horticulturist. Mr. Avent will speak on
So Many Plants, So Little Time: Little Known Perennial Favorites to
Delight & Excite!
To request a free ticket, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning an event? Join us for the 3rd Annual UW Botanic Gardens Vendors Showcase!
Join us at the Center for Urban Horticulture for our Third Annual UW Botanic Gardens Vendor Showcase on Wednesday, September 11 from 2:30-6:30pm. The event
will feature nearly 40 vendors who have served our rental clientele over
the years. We will showcase caterers, photographers, entertainers,
rental companies and more throughout the many indoor spaces and outdoor
grounds of the venue. Taste the edible creations of
Cameron Catering, Veraci Pizza and Ravishing Radish. Enjoy the
entertainment of Greensleeves Harp and Bugsie Productions and talk to
the many other vendors, such as Dani Weiss Photography and British Motor
Coach, showcasing their services and products. Whether planning a
meeting, wedding, graduation, bar/bat mitzvah, auction, memorial or
party, the Center for Urban Horticulture is the perfect place to host
your event! (photo courtesy of Tracie Howe Photography)
Rain Garden Training for Professionals
Functional and attractive, rain gardens are becoming popular with
homeowners and businesses because of the benefits they bring such as
reducing water pollution and flooding and increasing property values and
appeal (plus government incentives). Learn how to design and install
these gardens in our upcoming 2-day workshop for professionals to tap
into a new and growing customer base.
The 2 day workshop is October 23-24,
8:30am-4:30 pm at the Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105.
Register Online or call 206.685.8033. (photo courtesy of 12,000 Rain Gardens)
(A monthly column by Dr. John A. Wott, Director Emeritus) In
mid-September, we will dedicate the “The New Zealand Forest”, the
largest-ever built garden in the Washington Park Arboretum. It is one of
the new gardens in the ever growing “Pacific Connections” area. On
November 21, 1993, which was a rainy blustery Sunday afternoon, we
dedicated “The New Zealand High Country”, the first Arboretum garden of
New Zealand natives. Read more.
September 2013 Plant Profile: Osteospermum ‘Whirligig’
The unique African Daisy is probably the most asked about plant in our
seasonal container plantings. It is both eye-catching and remarkably
easy to grow. ‘Whirligig’ is referred to as a “spoon” type of hybrid
where the tip of each petal is scalloped and rounded in shape. Read