Investigate fossils, trees, animals and mud with the Fiddleheads Family Nature Class! Read more
A new and reliable hybrid Hellebore for the winter garden is planted throughout the Center for Urban Horticulture. Read more
What do phormium and yellow-eyed penguins have in common? Travel to New Zealand with UW Botanic Gardens to find out! Read more
Get 10% off the room rental fee for new event* at Graham Visitors Center before April 2015. Read more
Winter classes are here! Beekeeping, sustainable gardening, tours, plant ID, free classes and more... Read more
Make sure to stop by the UW Botanical Gardens' educational booth, #2513, to explore the many opportunities we'll be offering this year to develop new gardening skills and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Botanic Gardens. Read more->.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 12:30 pm
The Washington Park Arboretum rang in the new year with a series of windstorms that broke limbs, downed trees and dulled chain saws. What the storms didn’t do, however, was cause extensive damage to collections, structures, or visitors. “Lucky” might be your first thought, but luck had little to do with it. Proper tree care […] Read more->.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 11:48 am
Witt Winter Garden Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (January 19-31, 2015) 1) Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ Bloodtwig Dogwood Young stems of this cultivar are orange-yellow with the sunny side turning carmine red. Stem color of species is gray to purple, while the color of C.s. ‘Midwinter Fire’ is yellow-green in summer changing to […] Read more->.
Posted on 25 January 2015 | 12:48 am
UW Botanic Gardens Director Sarah Reichard realizes she just might be a bird person after spending two weeks leading a tour in Costa Rica. Read more->.
Posted on 23 January 2015 | 4:18 pm
On Jan, 19, also known as the MLK Day of Service, a group of 7 volunteers helped remove ivy from cottonwood trees near the Union Bay Natural Area waterfront. Just along the UBNA loop trail at the waterfront viewing area, many of the cottonwood trees have been suffocated by invasive English ivy. These trees may […] Read more->.
Posted on 20 January 2015 | 10:00 am
After waiting 23 years to get a glimpse of a rare tropical bird UW Botanic Gardens Director Sarah Reichard finally met her quest. Read more->.
Posted on 16 January 2015 | 12:45 pm
Director Sarah Reichard is leading a tour group in Costa Rica. She discovered that swarming army ants provide an easy snack for jungle birds. Read more->.
Posted on 12 January 2015 | 11:02 am