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Glimpse into the past – Arboretum Club House

by John A. Wott, Director Emeritus Arboretum Club House, March 27, 1959 In the early days of the Washington Park Arboretum, the Arboretum Club House and Floral Hall exhibit space was the venue for many flower shows, exhibits and functions.  It was the only facility where public functions could be held in the Arboretum.  […] Read more->.

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 4:18 pm

The Wonderful World of Monocots

Monocotyledons, commonly referred to as monocots, are flowering plants whose seeds typically contain only one embryonic leaf, or cotyledon.  A quarter of the world’s known plants are monocots. They are the most economically important group of plants to humans today in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and fiber industries.  Here are a few samples of monocots in […] Read more->.

Posted on 7 June 2016 | 12:40 am

Meet our Summer Camp Staff!

Stephanie Aragon, Preschool Garden Guide Stephanie is an Environmental Educator, born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Her background is in Anthropology and Environmental Studies, looking at how humans and the environment interact. When Stephanie is not leading summer camp, she presents engaging programs and experiences at the Woodland Park Zoo, focusing on environmental education […] Read more->.

Posted on 6 June 2016 | 1:29 pm

Glimpse into the past – Changes in the Landscape

by John A. Wott, Director Emeritus Currently there are many physical changes occurring in the north end of the Washington Park Arboretum, due to the construction of new SR-520 bridge. Local residents often remark that these changes will “disfigure” the natural landscape which has always been there. The truth is, this area has been greatly […] Read more->.

Posted on 1 June 2016 | 8:50 am

Faculty Spotlight: Tom Hinckley

Tom Hinckley no doubt kept his much younger graduate students challenged to  keep up as he climbed to over 7000′ on Snowshoe Mountain in the North Cascades. It was there he chose to conduct research on the effects of environmental stress on three species of native trees. Hinckley needed that energy as he served both […] Read more->.

Posted on 25 May 2016 | 9:33 am

Spring Pushes Forth at the Washington Park Arboretum

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (May 16 – 30, 2016) 1)   Ostrya carpinifolia                Hop Hornbeam This small-to-medium-sized tree (40-50’) is native to southern Europe and southwestern Asia. The common name refers to the fruit which resembles the fruit of Humulus (Hops). Ostrya is from Greek, meaning “bone-like” in reference to the trees dense […] Read more->.

Posted on 23 May 2016 | 11:34 am

May Colors Appear Just in Time for Mother’s Day!

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (May 2 – 15, 2016) Happy Mother’s Day! 1)  Philadelphus coronarius Native to southeastern Europe and Asia Minor, this shrub is located within the Sorbus Collection. It is perhaps the best-known species of mock orange in gardens because of its sweet smell. The fragrance of its flowers is […] Read more->.

Posted on 7 May 2016 | 11:56 pm

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