Summer Greetings from Director Sarah Reichard

August 25th, 2011 by Sarah Reichard, UW Botanic Gardens Director

Summer color at the Center for Urban Horticulture

Summer Greetings  from UW Botanic Gardens!  I hope you are having a wonderful (if somewhat delayed) summer, filled with the joy of the season.  I invite you to come visit us as often as you can – the gardens and natural areas we manage are free to all, so whether it’s respite and relaxation you seek, a quiet walk in the woods, the beauty of what’s blooming, a guided kayak tour of Foster Island, or the splendid colors of fall, UW Botanic Gardens offers you magnificent nature experiences year-round.

I also invite you to continue your support to UWBG, joining us in our goal to promote an educated, inspired, and engaged society, dedicated to sustainable ecosystems.  Together we can do great things to safeguard the health of our environment, restore damaged ecosystems, and preserve valuable species for generations to come.  Now, more than any time in the recent past, your support is vitally needed as state funding continues to decline, resulting in a continued reduction of staff. Consider giving a gift to UWBG via the UW Foundation’s secure website.

Read the rest of Director Reichard’s letter to friends of UWBG.