Supporting the Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle
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Protecting & Enhancing a Northwest Treasure
Members, donors, visitors, and volunteers have helped make the Washington Park Arboretum a Northwest treasure since its founding in 1934. The Arboretum Foundation invites you to explore the Arboretum’s 230 acres and join in our mission to protect and enhance this spectacular urban green space and world-class plant collection.
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With elegant forms, delicate leaves, and captivating colors in spring, summer, and fall, Japanese maples can be living works of art. However, how do one choose from among the more than 1,000 recognized varieties that might show up in our local nurseries? In the latest...
The Arboretum is a treasured place of sanctuary and respite, even more so during such stressful times. While the Graham Visitors Center is currently closed and our normal volunteer programs and events are suspended, the Arboretum grounds remain open to the public. To...
In July and August, with funding from the Arboretum Foundation, UW Botanic Gardens horticulture staff worked on a project to restore the lower stream channel connecting the two ponds in the Woodland Garden. The channel dates back to the original Olmsted Brothers...
This year, as part of the 60th anniversary celebration of the Seattle Japanese Garden, two volunteer guides—Shizue Prochaska and Julie Coryell—are putting the finishing touches on a collection of articles about the creation of the Garden by its original designers and...