Preserving a Northwest treasure!
Arbor eNotes June 2018
RSVP for the Annual Meeting 

All Foundation members are invited to attend our Annual Meeting on June 20. Learn about our fiscal-year activities and achievements, help us present our Volunteer Legacy Award, and participate in our Board of Directors election. Then join us for a light reception on the beautiful terrace of the Visitors Center.

Garden Party Tickets on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for Festival in the Evening Sun, our summer party fundraiser for the Seattle Japanese Garden, on July 12. Sip on sake, savor traditional Japanese summer festival food, enjoy a jazz trio, and watch the sunset transform the landscape into majestic twilight. Tickets are $125 and support programming, operations, and capital improvements in the Garden. 

Member Benefit: Discounts

A nice benefit of Foundation membership is getting discounts at participating local nurseries and stores. We've just added two new nurseries to our discount program list: Go Natives! Nursery and West Seattle Nursery. Both offer a 10 percent discount on regularly priced merchandise! Just remember to present your member card at the time of purchase. 

A Successful GiveBIG Appeal

Many thanks for the amazing support we received during our GiveBIG spring appeal last month. A total of 186 donors gave $35,315 to the Arboretum during the Seattle Foundation's final GiveBIG event. Most of the gifts came through the GiveBIG website on May 9, but we also received a number of them through the regular mail in response to our GiveBIG-themed spring appeal letter.

Ravishing  Rosa mulliganii

June is rose month, and one of the most spectacular roses blooming in the Arboretum right now is Rosa mulliganii. Named for former Arboretum director Brian Mulligan, the rambling species rose can climb up to 40 feet high and produces dense clusters of fragrant white flowers with bright yellow stamens.

Summer Bloomers for Sale!

Looking to add some summer-flowering pizzazz to your garden? Our Pat Calvert Greenhouse has a great selection of hydrangeas. "They've never looked better! And they're loaded with buds!" says lead propagators Lynn Schueler and Ann O'Mera. Plant Donations Nursery also has a fine selection of summer-blooming perennials, including daylilies, crocosmia, sedums, iris, phlox, and sunflowers. All sales support the Arboretum!
More Arboretum & Related News
  • Free Weekend Walk Tours: The June tour theme is the "Pacific Connections Garden," featuring plants from five different Pacific Rim regions. Sundays, 1 to 2:30 pm. Meet at the Graham Visitors Center.
  • Miller Library Art Exhibit: "Nature in Watercolor and Ink," by Rosemary Washington (June 2 to 29)
  • UWBG Free Rose Talk: Master Gardener Mary Fry will discuss selecting, planting, and caring for roses. (June 6, 6:30 p.m. CUH)  
Banner image | Houpu magnolia ( Magnolia officinalis var. biloba) blooming in the Rhododendron Hybrid Garden at the Arboretum.

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