Explore the Washington Park Arboretum wetlands by kayak! Read more
Discover the microscopic worlds of moss and insects, create your own sustainable landscape, or botanical artwork masterpiece with our new class offerings! Read more
Wonder if your favorite tree is growing in the Arboretum? Now anyone can search a map and learn all about plants in the collection. Read more
Succulents continue to be popular plants for gardeners of all levels. Even though some might not be hardy over the winter, they are strikingly architectural annuals and easy to care for given the right conditions. Read more
UW Botanic Gardens Director, Sarah Reichard, recounts happy days studying in Costa Rica and invites you to join her for a tour in January 2015. Read more
Eve Rickenbaker, Graduate Student as well as Hyde Herbarium Collection Manager, is the recipient of The John A. Wott Fellowship in Plant Collection and Curatorship for 2014. Read more->.
Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:54 am
Beginning Friday, August 29, the UW Farm will be partnering with UW Transportation Services to set up a weekly farm stand on the Burke Gilman trail on Fridays 3-5:30pm. The stand will be located just across the trail from the Husky Grind at the Mercer Court apartments. Read more->.
Posted on 28 August 2014 | 5:02 pm
We have big news about the Graham Visitors Center in the Washington Park Arboretum. We bid a fond farewell to the very plain name of the Large Meeting Room and welcome Wisteria Hall to the UW Botanic Gardens family! Read more->.
Posted on 28 August 2014 | 11:15 am
Edmonds Community College student, Nichole Sheehan, reflects on her summer spent as a curation intern. "I really enjoyed the behind-the-scenes aspects such as historical plant condition notes and evaluating plants for health and maintenance using my pests and diseases classwork." Read more->.
Posted on 25 August 2014 | 10:15 am
From our friends at Seattle reLeaf: Does this hot, sunny weather have you wishing your street had more tree canopy? The City of Seattle’s Trees for Neighborhoods program helps Seattle residents plant trees around their homes. Since 2009, residents have planted over 4,000 trees in yards and along streets through the program. Through Trees for […] Read more->.
Posted on 22 August 2014 | 12:39 pm
you are outside. The sun is shining, illuminating the new growth on the western red cedars. It’s been a great growing season and the plants at Washington Park Arboretum are thriving. The backdrop of evergreen trees is a lovely frame to all of the native and non-native plants in the collection. Now, if they would […] Read more->.
Posted on 20 August 2014 | 1:52 pm
Arboretum Tree Removal Notification: The week of 8/25/14, UWBG tree crew will embark on a project located in the Winter Garden (read about project below). 4 western red cedars will be removed due to negative impact to plant collections and garden encroachment. All pedestrian path detours and other safety considerations will be handled by tree […] Read more->.
Posted on 20 August 2014 | 11:52 am