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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Landscape Architecture Students Renovate a Water Channel in the Arboretum
AFTER: The Woodland Garden drainage pipe and water channel following the renovation.In early March 2023, students from the University of Washington Landscape Architecture Department completed a winter-quarter design-build project renovating the Woodland Garden pond...
Get to Know the Arboretum: 5 Projects, 5 Programs, and 5 Plans for the Future
Storytime at the Fiddleheads Forest School in the Arboretum. (Photo by UW Botanic Gardens)The Arboretum Foundation works in close partnership with UW Botanic Gardens and Seattle Parks and Recreation to support, manage, and advocate for the incredible green spaces at...
Restoring the Hydrology of Arboretum Creek
Local non-profit the Friends of Arboretum Creek is working with King County and the Arboretum partners to improve the ecology of the creek and watershed in and around the park. A key initiative is the Headwaters Project, which will help restore year-round waterflow to...
Opening Night Returns to Kick Off the Garden Festival in Style
Guests enjoying the preview of the show gardens at Opening Night. More than 400 guests attended our Valentine’s-themed Opening Night Party on February 14 and showed their love for the Arboretum. Our first in-person gala in three years, LOVE IN BLOOM raised over...
Read about our 2021–22 fiscal year accomplishments.
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Seattle Parks and Recreation.
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