Arboretum Unveils New Way-Finding and Interpretive Signage
After three years of careful planning and design, Seattle Parks and Recreation, UW Botanic Gardens (UWBG), and the Foundation have installed a new system of maps, collection markers, and interpretive signs in the Arboretum. The Foundation provided funding for 12 new orientation maps and 14 new collections signs, which were produced and installed by the Parks department.
UWBG oversaw the creation of two new interpretive trails: a half-mile “Pinetum Loop,” highlighting interesting trees in the Pinetum, and a 1-mile “Lookout Loop,” which guides you from the Woodland Garden to the Stone Lookout at the base of New Zealand Forest and back again, while sharing fascinating tidbits about the history of the Arboretum.
UWBG has also printed new trail maps with information about the loop trails. Funding for the loop trail signs and new maps was provided by the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust.