UW Botanic Gardens Collection Manager, Randall Hitchin, reported that the majority of new plants added in 2010 represent plants that have never grown at the Arboretum before and one-third of specimens grew from wild collected seeds. The annual Curatorial Report for 2010 gives a summary of the plant collection statistics, including the total number of specimens and number of plant families represented. The full report is linked below.
The UW Botanic Gardens website just added a new page featuring the plant collections growing at the Washington Park Arboretum. The collections described are the plant families called out on the Arboretum trail map. Some of the collections described are:
Special thanks to UW Museology graduate, Lace Thornberg for researching and writing the descriptions, Rebecca Alexander, Randall Hitchin and Jennifer Youngman for editing the text and Stephanie Jeter for contributing many of the photographs.
Please help us complete this page by contributing photographs of the collections that lack images.