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Meet our Summer Education Staff

Summer camps have exploded in growth this year and so has our staff to teach and lead campers through the wonders of the Washington Park Arboretum and Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH). Camps are based at the Arboretum, and during some weeks we’ll take field trips to CUH and the Union Bay Natural Area. These […] Read more->.

Posted on 2 July 2014 | 8:35 am

A glimpse into the past – Joe Witt in the “pit house”

This photograph taken in April 1976, shows Joseph A. Witt inspecting seed flats and cuttings in the “pit houses” of the University of Washington Greenhouses at Washington Park Arboretum. Read more->.

Posted on 1 July 2014 | 6:48 pm

July 2014 Plant Profile: Hydrangea integrifolia

A strange, but beautifully bizarre climbing hydrangea is beginning to bloom at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Read more->.

Posted on 1 July 2014 | 3:43 pm

June Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum (Part II)

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (June 23 – July 6, 2014)                     1)   Erhetia dicksonii Close up photo of Ehretia dicksonii inflorescence Ornamental tree from Asia with corky bark and fragrant white terminal cymes. Located along path heading up to Rhododendron Glen from Azalea […] Read more->.

Posted on 29 June 2014 | 4:49 pm

iSchool Capstone: Improving the visitor experience with an app

UW Information School graduates researched and designed a mobile app to enrich the experience of Arboretum visitors. Team member Sarai Dominguez reflects on discovering visitors' information needs . Read more->.

Posted on 20 June 2014 | 11:45 am

iSchool Capstone: Designing an app for Arboretum visitors

Leveraging the recently developed interactive map of the Arboretum's plant collection UW Information School graduates researched and designed a mobile app. Team member Loryn Lestz shares her experience. Read more->.

Posted on 19 June 2014 | 2:39 pm

June Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

1)  Hydrangea macrophylla   ‘Madame Emile Mouillere’ A blizzard white beauty all summer, long considered the best white mop head. A charming companion to evergreen shrubs. A beautiful 70-year old specimen graces the Hydrangea Collection along the Arboretum Drive. 2)  Leucothoe davisiae      (Sierra Laurel) Native to the mountains of northern California and southern Oregon. One of […] Read more->.

Posted on 15 June 2014 | 4:54 pm

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