Arboretum Bulletin

Header photo: River otter in the Arboretum wetlands (courtesy Larry Hubbell).

Our full-color horticultural and botanical magazine

Published since 1937, the Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin is a quarterly botanical and horticultural magazine. A benefit of Arboretum Foundation membership, it includes in-depth articles on the Arboretum collections and history, as well as general information of interest to botanists, gardeners, and plant lovers in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

You can also purchase the Bulletin at the Arboretum Gift Shop for $5 per copy.

Summer 2022


Page 2 Olmsted’s Living Legacy—Jane Stonecipher

Page 3 Frederick Law Olmsted: A Life—

Page 6 Olmsted and Washington Park ArboretumJennifer Ott & Jason Morse

Page 14  PLANT ANSWER LINE: Early, Olmsted-Era Planting on Boulevard—Laura Blumhagen & Rebecca Alexander

Page 16 The New Zealand Forest and Olmsted Design Principles—Andy Mitton

Page 22: Friends of Seattle Olmsted Parks: History and Mission—Shauna Revello Wilson & Donald Harris

Page 24: Olmsted Bicentennial Celebrations in New York—Eliza Davidson

Page 26  IN A GARDEN LIBRARY: Olmsted Highlights in the Miller Collection—Brian R. Thompson

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

The summer 2022 issue of the Bulletin was made possible by:

The Berger Partnership

For information on advertising/sponsorship opportunities—or to submit an article idea—please email the editor, Niall Dunne, or call him at 206-325-4510.

Bulletin Archive

Back issues of the Bulletin can now be viewed online for free at the Biodiversity Heritage Library. The digitization was paid for by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. We also publish select articles from past issues of the Bulletin on our news blog.

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