March 11th, 2013 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
What could be better than a garden full of beautiful plants? A home library full of books about plants!
The 8th annual Garden Lovers’ Book Sale is the best source of used books on plants, horticulture, garden design, edibles, pest control, and special this year only: cooking!
The fun begins on Friday, April 5th at 5 pm at the Wine & Cheese Preview Party. Tickets cost $20 and include light refreshments plus first crack at the books. Purchase in advance by calling 206-543-0415.
On Saturday the doors open at 9:00 am. The public sale is free. Bring your own bags or boxes to load up on great deals.
Sale is at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105.
- Preview party: April 5, 5-8pm, $20.00
- Public sale: April 6, 9am-3pm, free.
- All proceeds benefit the new materials budget for the Miller Library.
March 19th, 2012 by Wendy Gibble
Paintbrush and Sedge illustration by Louise Smith
The winners of the botanical art exhibit held in conjunction with the conference Conserving Plant Biodiversity in a Changing World: A View from NW North America were announced Wednesday afternoon at the close of the conference. The winners are:
1st Place: Louise Smith for Paintbrush and Sedge
2nd Place: Daphne Morris for Carex macrocephala
3rd Place: Jan Hurd for Rosa nutkana
1st place: Daniel Mosquin for Castilleja applegatei var. pinetorum
2nd Place: Michael Hannam for Veratrum viride
3rd Place: Morgan Turner for Blechnum spicant
The exhibit is on display in the Elisabeth C. Miller Library at the UW Botanic Gardens through March 29th.
Castilleja applegatei var. pinetorum by Daniel Mosquin
September 28th, 2011 by Carrie Bowman
Oral History of Washington Park Arboretum, the Arboretum Foundation and the Center for Urban Horticulture
In 2010, a combined effort of many donors, led by John Wott, funded an oral history project, administered by the Miller Library. Carrie Bowman is supervising the project; Shelly Leavens was hired last November and spent the past ten months conducting research and interviewing people. People with long term associations with the Washington Park Arboretum, the Arboretum Foundation, and/or the Center for Urban Horticulture were invited to participate. Carrie, with the help of many others, looked for narrators who fulfilled multiple roles within these organizations, as well as seeking narrators from outside them.
The collection of interviews is an open door to our history. The intent of this phase of the project was to collect a variety of interviews, index them so that people can determine what was discussed, and organize them so that materials relevant to each interview are gathered in one place. Research materials, field notes, indexes, and narrator data sheets are all included with the interviews. This collection will remain in the Miller Library and will be available for public use. Arboretum Bulletin article.
The public is invited to a presentation of the project on Tuesday, November 1, from 5 – 7 pm in the Miller Library. Several displays will showcase the interview collection and will remain on exhibit in the library from Oct 21 until the week of Nov 20. The displays include audio clips from the interviews, set up so that people can browse at 5-10 different “stations.” Light refreshments will be provided.