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University of Washington Botanic Gardens


Washington Park Arboretum
Center for Urban Horticulture

Attention Students & Teachers!

Doing research, field work or other projects at the Washington Park Arboretum or the Center for Urban Horticulture? Please send us a short description so that we can showcase your work on this page, uwbg@uw.edu.


Student News & Opportunities

Academic Programs - The UW Botanic Gardens is a unit of the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences in the College of the Environment. Fields of study include Restoration Ecology and Environmental Horticulture at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Theses - Original research and projects conducted at UWBG or by UWBG associated graduate students. Posters of selected projects.

News, Projects and Profiles

Student News Archive

Get Involved

student volunteers working

UW students and members of the general public alike provide valuable volunteer support in the maintenance of UBNA's restoration sites.

Volunteer - UW Botanic gardens offers many volunteer opportunities that complement academic coursework in fields such as environmental education, horticulture, restoration ecology, rare plant conservation, records management, library science, museology, and communication. Want to get your hands dirty right away? Get invloved with UW Farm.

Research Assistant - Currently, two RA positions in the School of Forest Resources are hosted at UWBG: Herbarium Manager (faculty advisor: Sarah Reichard ) and Union Bay Natural Area Manager (faculty advisor: Kern Ewing).

Arrange an Internship - In coordination with academic programs, UWBG hosts unpaid interns who may work with Horticulture, Curation, Education or Library staff depending on current demand. To inquire about availability contact the appropriate manager or supervisor in the unit of interest.

Use UWBG Facilities - Visit the Miller Library to do research or meet with a study group in the Program Room. Hone your plant identification skills at the Hyde Herbarium, or rent space in the Douglas Research Conservatory (greenhouse) for plant experiments for UWBG/SEFS associated projects (rental info for UW students).

Get Help with Research

Visit the Miller Library at the Center for Urban Horticulture, in Merrill Hall. Our staff can help you find the articles and resources you need for your papers and projects. We have free meeting room space you can reserve, wi-fi, a color copier that scans to email. We also have wonderful natural light and comfy leather chairs for reading or a cat nap!

The Research Tools page will get you started on research. If you need more help make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation with Librarian Tracy Mehlin.


Last modified:
September 25 2014 13:05:18