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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The amount we gave our partners in 2020 to support the Arboretum.
The number of hours our volunteers contributed in 2019.
We had a good turnout for our Annual Meeting on June 15—our first in-person version of the event in three years! More than 70 Arboretum Foundation members joined us to hear about our fiscal-year accomplishments, listen to updates from our UW and City partners, and...
On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, the Arboretum Foundation officially renamed the Plant Donations Nursery in honor of its two founding volunteers, Rita Rae Cloney and Barbara Harris. Nursery volunteers, Arboretum staff, and friends and family gathered to celebrate the...
We admire the stripes of tigers, zebras, and exotic reptiles as marvels of natural pattern. The plant world has its fair share of stunning striation, too, perhaps no more astounding than in the snakebark maples (including the Japanese red snakebark maple, Acer...
A total of 116 volunteers participated in our annual Earth Day at the Arboretum work-service event on April 23. They removed more than 50 cubic yards of ivy, blackberry, and other invasive weeds from plant collection beds and natural areas—covering a combined area of...