Inside the Arboretum
Join Us for a Special Insider’s Tour
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
5:30 to 6:30 PM
A FREE Virtual Event
Giving Tuesday is a global day of radical generosity and community celebration. This year, in the spirit of the event, the Arboretum Foundation will host a free, virtual, behind-the-scenes “tour” of the Arboretum!
Join UW Botanic Gardens Tour Program Assistant Catherine Nelson and former Manager of Horticulture David Zuckerman to learn a little about the Arboretum’s history, how we care for our collections, and some special plants to seek out on your next visit to the park. Click below to register!
Free to the public. Invite friends and family who enjoy the Arboretum!
Catherine Nelson, Arboretum tour guide.
David transplanting a maple in the Arboretum’s Centennial Garden.
Free Public Walking Tours of the Arboretum
Catherine Nelson and Cynthia Welte offer free guided tours of the Arboretum on the first Thursday of each month (except December), from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tours depart from the Graham Visitors Center. No pre-registration necessary. Learn more.
Nov 17, 2023
The current Crabapple Meadow is usable in summer but waterlogged for much of the year.The Woodland Meadow Project reimagines the current Crabapple Meadow (site of the Arboretum's original field nursery) as a year-round gathering and celebration space. While the...
Nov 3, 2023
Jim Olsen receiving his award the greenhouse's monthly potluck on Halloween.Congratulations to Jim Olsen, winner of our 2023 Volunteer of the Year Award! Our volunteer programs manager, Lily King, presented the award to Jim at the Pat Calvert Greenhouse’s monthly pot...
Oct 25, 2023
In partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Arboretum Foundation is developing a plan to reconstruct the stone wall at the north end of the Seattle Japanese Garden pond, modify the pathways in this area to improve accessibility, and add a new garden...