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2015 Fall Kayak Tours

Join us for this end of summer tradition at the Washington Park Arboretum as we tour our wetlands by kayaks generously loaned to us by Agua Verde Paddle Club. All proceeds go towards our Saplings Scholarship Fund that enables underprivileged students to take part in our hands-on, science-based school field trip programs. Learn about […] Read more->.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 3:28 pm

Student Spotlight: Anna Carragee

Meet Anna Louise Carragee.  Anna is a Master of Environmental Horticulture student in the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, and she will start her second year this fall.  She has 3 part-time positions at UW Botanic Gardens: Greenhouse Assistant, Nursery Manager for the Society for Ecological Restoration – UW Chapter’s Native […] Read more->.

Posted on 31 August 2015 | 10:32 am

Botanical Sketching, and I Need a Pen

Our first offering of Botanical Sketching in Ink and Watercolor wraps up this week. This popular series will be offered again this fall on Monday mornings, starting October 5. Learn more and register. Blog post by Saffron Hefta-Gaub, summer communications volunteer August 3, 2015 Today I showed up at the UW Botanic Gardens right at […] Read more->.

Posted on 26 August 2015 | 1:02 pm

Student Spotlight: Regina Wandler

Regina Wandler is a graduate student in the Master of Environmental Horticulture program, within the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. For her masters project, she is working with UW Botanic Gardens to develop a continuing education program for restoration professionals in the Pacific Northwest. Regina grew up in Everett, WA (pretty […] Read more->.

Posted on 24 August 2015 | 10:28 am

Pittosporum (Pitta=pitch, Sporum=seed) : August 17 – 30, 2015

Selected cuttings from the New Zealand Forest in the Pacific Connections Garden at the Washington Park Arboretum (August 17 – 30, 2015) Native to New Zealand (and Australia, Asia, and Africa). Flowers are sweetly scented and seeds are coated with a sticky substance giving the plant its name, pitch-seed. All plants below can be seen […] Read more->.

Posted on 23 August 2015 | 10:09 pm

Glimpse into the past – Dr. James R. Clark

By John A. Wott, Director Emeritus Since its founding 35 years ago, the Center for Urban Horticulture (now a part of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens) has produced numerous students, staff, and faculty who have continued on to illustrious horticultural careers. A few days ago, I received this photograph of Dr. Harold B. Tukey, […] Read more->.

Posted on 18 August 2015 | 7:15 pm

Leafless in Seattle

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (August 3 – 16, 2015) 1)  Clematis afoliata Native to the dry, eastern side of New Zealand. Now growing in our New Zealand Focal Forest. Eventually becomes a wiry mound with fragrant spring flowers. 2)  Hakea epiglottis Native to Tasmania and growing outside our Education Office. Hakea needs […] Read more->.

Posted on 14 August 2015 | 3:01 pm

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