The Arboretum Foundation host’s the Opening Night Party and Auction at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. This year the party is on Tuesday, February 4th. Guests will enjoy strolling through the fabulous display gardens with a glass a wine. The money raised at the event supports the Washington Park Arboretum. Purchase tickets and learn more.
The holidays are upon us, and we have many opportunities for unique gifts that will delight your friends and family, all while supporting a good cause!
Support local artisans at the Holiday Art, Craft and Gift Sale, December 6-21 at the Miller Library, where you’ll find:
- Nature-inspired prints, cards and calendars by watercolor artist MOLLY HASHIMOTO
- Woven textiles, scarves, and wraps by textile artist LINNEA DONNEN
- Lovely handmade tiles by members of ARTISAN TILE NORTHWEST
- Botanically-inspired ceramic mugs, bowls, and vases by KATIE MURPHY, UWBG alumna
- Botanically themed monoprint cards by ROBERTA MCDARIS LONG, shown above*
- Glass art by JOAN BAZAZ
Join us for the opening reception and sale Friday December 6 from 5-8pm. 25% of proceeds benefit the Miller Library.
For a truly unique, one-of-a-kind gift, consider a framed herbarium specimen, collected from our very own plants at the UW Botanic Garden. These professionally framed pressings artistically showcase beautiful plants in flower or in fruit. Proceeds directly support the Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium.
Make a gift to the UW Botanic Gardens in someone’s name. You can give a general gift to the the Director’s Fund, or choose from nine different priority gift funds, such as Rare Plant Care and Conservation Fund or the Union Bay Natural Area Fund.
The UW Botanic Gardens offer a variety of education programs for everyone. Give the nature lovers in your life a gift certificate for one of our Public, Professional or Youth and Family classes. Contact Continuing Education at email@example.com or 206-685-8033 to order.
Visit the Arboretum Gift Shop to find a delightful selection of gardening and outdoor books, plant-themed jewelry, natural body products, tools for green thumbs, and much more. Proceeds benefit the Washington Park Arboretum.
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.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 9am – 3pm
Come get your early blooming plants at the Northwest Horticultural Society Spring Plant Sale. This annual event features dozens of vendors and lectures by gardening experts, including Dan Hinkley.
Dan Hinkley will be speaking twice at the sale. Tickets go on sale at 8:30 for $5. At 10am his topic is Foliage First – Building the foundation of your garden. At 1pm the topic is The moment at Windcliff – Winter gives way to early spring.
Also, at 11:30 there will be a free experts Q&A session with Lorene Edwards Forkner, Richie Steffen & Marty Wingate.
The sale is free, but tickets for the lectures cost $5.00. Proceeds benefit the Miller Library.
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98195
Please stop by the UWBG booth and say “hello” at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show this year. We’ve got a great corner spot at booth #2304 in the Community Organizations area. New for this year, we’re combining forces with Seattle Parks & Recreation to create a “mega-booth” connected by a wedding arbor being built by the city’s carpenter crew. During the show, we’ll be highlighting our Rental Program, so look for lots of pretty pictures of events at our rental sites at the Center for Urban Horticulture and the Graham Visitors Center.
This year’s show runs February 20-24 at the Washington State Convention Center.
For a fantastic evening out why not attend the Tuesday evening Preview Party hosted by the Arboretum Foundation? You can bid on unique items in the silent auction, stroll the display gardens before the crowds arrive, sip wine and enjoy a dessert buffet. This fund raiser for the Arboretum is always a fun time. Tickets on sale now.
Get your holiday shopping done early and support local artists and artisans! Starting December 7th, we’ll have a selection of locally made arts and crafts available for purchase at the Miller Library.
- Nature-inspired prints, cards and calendars by watercolor artist, Molly Hashimoto.
- Cozy recycled and upcycled cashmere hats, wrist warmers, and fingerless gloves byKittywake Designs.
- Woven textiles, scarves, and wraps by textile artist, Linnea Donnen.
- Lovely handmade tiles by members of Artisan Tile Northwest.
- Katie Murphy’s botanically-inspired ceramic mugs, bowls, and vases.
- Roberta McDaris Long’s botanical themed mono-print cards.
Items will be available to purchase at the library from December 7 – 21, 2012. Join us for refreshments at the opening reception on Friday, December 7th from 5pm to 7pm. There is no entrance fee.
Location: Elisabeth C. Miller Library, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA, 98105
*Cash or Check only please! 25% of proceeds benefit the Miller Library.*
The Fund for Reconciliation and Development, in association with UWBG, is proud to offer a people to people study tour to Cuba led by UWBG director, Professor Sarah Reichard. The 10 day tour includes visits to botanic gardens, organic farms, nature preserves, and historic national parks.
The deadline to register has been extended to January 2.
The fee includes a tax deductible donation to UWBG that funds the Education program.
For more information contact Sandy Schmidt at 877-907-5360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you only make it to one plant sale this spring be sure not to miss FlorAbundance held on April 28th and 29 at the Washington Park Arboretum. The Arboretum Foundation, with many, many volunteers organize and host the sale that features dozens of specialty nursery vendors and expert help from the King County Master Gardeners.
Complete information on the Arboretum Foundation site.
Spring is the perfect time to update your gardening library with new inspiration. Choose from thousands of used gardening, horticulture, botany and landscape design books at the Miller Library’s 7th annual Garden Lovers’ Book Sale.
Want to get first dibs and beat the crowds, all while enjoying a glass of wine? Join us for the Wine and Cheese Preview Party on Friday, April 6, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, and bid on specially selected books in the silent auction. Tickets to the Preview Party are $20 each, and directly fund the book budget of the Miller Library. Contact the Library at 206-543-0415 to purchase tickets.
The book sale takes place on Saturday, April 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admittance is free. While you’re there, be sure to check out the original Pacific Northwest botanical artwork on exhibit and for sale through May 5.
The sale and preview party will take place at the Center for Urban Horticulture, UWBG, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle. All proceeds from the book sale and preview party directly fund the book and journal budget of the Miller Library.