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Funding garden maintenance and tree care
By donating to the Arboretum Foundation or becoming a member, you play a vital role in preserving and enhancing the Washington Park Arboretum for current and future generations. The Foundation supports maintenance of the Arboretum’s plant collections, gardens, and natural areas in the following key ways.
- Funding the UW Botanic Gardens staff arborists, who keep the Arboretum’s woody plant collections healthy, safe, and vigorous.
- Funding the salaries and benefits of the two UW Botanic Gardens horticulturists who care for the Pacific Connections Garden in the Arboretum.
- Funding temporary gardeners assigned to special projects, such as the restoration of the Lake Washington Boulevard Corridor.
- Coordinating the Garden Stewards program [link to new volunteer page/accordion], which recruits and trains volunteers to assist horticulture staff with weeding, mulching, and other tasks.
- Coordinating the Corporate and Group Service Program [link to new volunteer page/accordion], which recruits volunteers from local businesses and community groups to participate in weeding and mulching work parties.
Nov 21, 2023
Fall foliage and flower buds on a Japanese spicebush in the Arboretum's Woodland Garden. (Photo by Niall Dunne)Native to Japan, Korea, and China, Japanese spicebush (Lindera obtusiloba) is a stellar, all-season showstopper. Around mid-March, its bright-yellow,...
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...