Spectacular Angel’s fishing rod shines in the summer garden. Read more
Create your own mini-ecosystem in a bottle to live on your desk or in your living room! Read more
Now it's easy to access select archive documents. Read more
Citizen scientists and experts join forces to inventory species at the UW Botanic Gardens BioBlitz! Read more
The Arboretum Loop Trail is a jewel of the master plan approved in 2001. Read more
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (July 25 – August 7, 2016) The University of Washington Botanic Gardens is home to truly one of a kind plants. In botanical nomenclature, a monotypic genus refers to the case where a genus and only a single species are described. These plants are often “living fossils”, comprising […] Read more->.
Posted on 29 July 2016 | 1:43 pm
Jessica Farmer is one of those fortunate individuals who, through a combination of foresight, focus and possibly a bit of luck, ended up in her dream job. “Just outside my office door at the Center for Urban Horticulture is Yesler Swamp,” she enthuses, “a quiet, shady oasis that provides me with instant wonder and relaxation.”[…] Read more->.
Posted on 29 July 2016 | 9:37 am
by John A. Wott, Director Emeritus Dr. Kruckeberg at Snoqualmie For every creature – plants, animals, or people – there is a season. They are germinated/born, develop from juveniles into adults, usually produce progeny, grow into old age, and then succumb. In the plant kingdom, there are various ways in which plants reproduce, both sexually […] Read more->.
Posted on 26 July 2016 | 11:39 am
At the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, we rely on volunteers–over 500 of them– to keep daily operations afloat. Volunteer Carolyn Scott works in the administrative heart of the Gardens, helping Manager of Administrative Services Carrie Cone with record-keeping, mailing, filing and data entry. Born in 1921, Carolyn came to Seattle from Virginia in her […] Read more->.
Posted on 22 July 2016 | 9:37 am
Imagine you see that a campfire has ignited some of the dry leaf litter nearby and no one but you is around. Most of us would know enough to either try to put the fire out, or quickly alert officials to get to the scene. With such early detection and quick action, it is quite […] Read more->.
Posted on 20 July 2016 | 6:44 pm
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (July 11 – 24, 2016) 1) Colutea orientalis Bladder Senna This deciduous native of northern Iran has delicate bluish-green pinnate leaves. The orange flowers are followed by surprising translucent bladder-like fruit pods. You can find Colutea orientalis in the Legume Collection along Arboretum Drive. 2) Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mme. […] Read more->.
Posted on 15 July 2016 | 1:02 am
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum, June 27 – July 10, 2016 1) Cunninghamia lanceolata (Chinese Fir) Bluish evergreen foliage contrasts nicely with its scaly bark. This evergreen tree from China is an important timber tree in its native area. In 1701, James Cunningham (one of the first European plant hunters to visit China) […] Read more->.
Posted on 3 July 2016 | 9:14 pm