Get your garden growing this year with our DIY landscape design series. Where you want a BBQ ready patio, or a wildlife sanctuary, we'll help you get started! Read more
The manzanita is one of the most iconic of all West Coast native trees and shrubs, yet they are rarely ever seen in gardens. Like their famous relative, Arbutus menziesii (The Pacific Madrone), they’ve earned a reputation of being slow and difficult to establish. But with a strong emphasis in introducing more of our native […] Continue readingRead more
The 10th annual Garden Lovers' Book Sale is April 3rd and 4th. Read more
Investigate fossils, trees, animals and mud with the Fiddleheads Family Nature Class! 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
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (March 2 – 16, 2015) 1) Acer triflorum Three Flower Maple A small, slow-growing deciduous tree 20’ to 45’ where it is native in Manchuria and Korea. An excellent landscape tree boasting light grey vertically-furrowed bark and vivid red and orange fall color. The name refers to its […] Read more->.
Posted on 6 March 2015 | 3:37 pm
The sun is shining, mosquitoes are buzzing, and blossoms are bursting open everywhere we look; it could just as easily be June in Seattle, but the calendar still tells us it’s winter no matter how incongruous that may seem. Students at the Fiddleheads Forest School are taking full advantage of the seasonal changes. The warm […] Read more->.
Posted on 6 March 2015 | 12:57 pm
By John Wott, Director Emeritus In those divisive times of the late 1960’s and 1970’s, many new ideas began to form regarding how to live on, properly use, and safeguard the resources on our earth. This included groups from the “flower children” to academics. Learned horticulturists, botanists, and academics in the Northwest created a plan […] Read more->.
Posted on 5 March 2015 | 8:28 am
Recently, the UW Farm embarked on an exciting crowdfunding initiative to help expand and improve their facilities this year. Through the site USeed, the UW Farm is hoping to raise enough funds during their current campaign to: Build additional hoop-style greenhouses Build a better wash station Build a cob oven and install a new […] Read more->.
Posted on 4 March 2015 | 8:34 pm
NEW ZEALAND GARDEN TOUR with University of Washington Botanic Gardens Led by Director Sarah Reichard November 1-16, 2015 Registration deadline: July 29, 2015 Complete tour details and price. Tour brochure pdf Professor Sarah Reichard’s Tour Invitation Famous for its incredible landscapes and natural beauty, New Zealand’s geographic isolation over millions of years […] Read more->.
Posted on 3 March 2015 | 2:52 pm
Explore the park after dark! Read more->.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 10:05 am
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (February 17 – March 1, 2015) 1) Camellia japonica ‘Nina Avery’ Due to this year’s mild winter thus far, many plants here have begun flowering much earlier than normal, and Camellias are certainly no exception. Many specimens can be seen in bloom along Arboretum Drive near Rhododendron Glen.[…] Read more->.
Posted on 22 February 2015 | 8:31 am