Create your own mini-ecosystem in a bottle to live on your desk or in your living room! Read more
Don't miss the New Zealand Flax now in full bloom in Pacific Connections. Read more
Now it's easy to access select archive documents. Read more
Citizen scientists and experts join forces to inventory species at the UW Botanic Gardens BioBlitz! Read more
The Arboretum Loop Trail is a jewel of the master plan approved in 2001. Read more
by John A. Wott, Director Emeritus Dr. Kruckeberg at Snoqualmie For every creature – plants, animals, or people – there is a season. They are germinated/born, develop from juveniles into adults, usually produce progeny, grow into old age, and then succumb. In the plant kingdom, there are various ways in which plants reproduce, both sexually […] Read more->.
Posted on 26 July 2016 | 11:39 am
At the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, we rely on volunteers–over 500 of them– to keep daily operations afloat. Volunteer Carolyn Scott works in the administrative heart of the Gardens, helping Manager of Administrative Services Carrie Cone with record-keeping, mailing, filing and data entry. Born in 1921, Carolyn came to Seattle from Virginia in her […] Read more->.
Posted on 22 July 2016 | 9:37 am
Imagine you see that a campfire has ignited some of the dry leaf litter nearby and no one but you is around. Most of us would know enough to either try to put the fire out, or quickly alert officials to get to the scene. With such early detection and quick action, it is quite […] Read more->.
Posted on 20 July 2016 | 6:44 pm
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (July 11 – 24, 2016) 1) Colutea orientalis Bladder Senna This deciduous native of northern Iran has delicate bluish-green pinnate leaves. The orange flowers are followed by surprising translucent bladder-like fruit pods. You can find Colutea orientalis in the Legume Collection along Arboretum Drive. 2) Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mme. […] Read more->.
Posted on 15 July 2016 | 1:02 am
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum, June 27 – July 10, 2016 1) Cunninghamia lanceolata (Chinese Fir) Bluish evergreen foliage contrasts nicely with its scaly bark. This evergreen tree from China is an important timber tree in its native area. In 1701, James Cunningham (one of the first European plant hunters to visit China) […] Read more->.
Posted on 3 July 2016 | 9:14 pm
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
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