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On Wednesday, September 6, a group of volunteers from the Seattle Garden Club joined with UW Botanic Gardens hort staff to plant the Azalea Way Centennial Garden. It was a warm, muggy day, but that didn’t deter the volunteers and staff gardeners, who planted more than 600 shrubs, trees, and perennials in the new summer-themed garden.

Located next to the pond at the south end of Azalea Way, the garden will open to the public later this month, when the construction of the crushed-rock terrace by the shore of pond is completed.

The Centennial Garden celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Seattle Garden Club, which has a long and influential history in the Arboretum.

More photos: See more shots of the planting party on our Facebook page.