February 25th, 2013 by UWBG Communication Staff
Saturday, March 9, 2013 9am – 3pm
Find elusive spring ephemerals for sale at the NHS Plant Sale
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
February 7th, 2013 by Arboretum Education Supervisor, Patrick Mulligan
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.
A Hobbit house surrounded by native New Zealand plants at the NW Flower and Garden Show
The Arboretum Foundation’s award winning garden from 2012 featured birdsong.
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.
November 27th, 2012 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
Just a few examples of the artwork and hand-made crafts on sale in the Miller Library starting December 7.
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.
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.*
November 20th, 2012 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
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.
April 17th, 2012 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
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.
March 27th, 2012 by Heidi Unruh, UWBG Communications Volunteer
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.
January 26th, 2012 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
Tickets to the annual Opening Night Party at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show (February 7) are now on sale! You can purchase tickets online, by phone at 206-325-4510, or over the counter at the Arboretum Shop. Prices start at $65 for Foundation members, as well as for members of the Seattle Audubon Society, our partners at this year’s show. Enjoy wine, food, live entertainment, silent auctions, and a first look at the fabulous displays in the Flower Show. Our 2012 preview party and display garden have an avian theme. Opening Night is presented by the Arboretum Foundation as a benefit for Washington Park Arboretum.
December 22nd, 2011 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
Seattle-based composer, sound artist and UW doctoral student in music Abby Aresty has designed an amazing sound installation for the Washington Park Arboretum planned for autumn 2012. But she needs to raise more money for equipment to build the installation. Abby describes the public art project on the fund raising site KickStarter where backers can donate cash in any amount. But there’s a catch. Abby must raise the $8,000 she needs by February 14th. Funding through KickStarter is all or nothing. If the full amount is not raised by the deadline then the artist receives nothing and the donors are not charged.
Please help Abby realize her vision, become a backer today!
Hear Abby explain her vision for Path II: The Music of Trees
December 9th, 2011 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
Landscape tree identification is one of many classes offered by UWBG.
Holiday shopping got you stressed? Look no farther than UWBG! Gift certificates are now available for classes such as landscape design and mosaic art techniques. Gift certificates are offered in $25, $50 and $100 values and may be purchased by telephone at 206-685-8033.
Other gift ideas for garden or nature lovers available for purchase that benefits programs at the UW Botanic Gardens:
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.