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Arbor eNotes February 2017
RSVP Deadline for Opening Night Just a Day Away!

Ticket sales for our  Opening Night Party at the NW Flower & Garden Show will officially close tomorrow, Tuesday, February 7! So please buy your ticket today and then join us on February 21 for a festive dinner, lively auctions, and an intimate preview of the Show's displays. All proceeds benefit the Arboretum.

Arboretum Scene: Chinese Witch-Hazel

The Winter Garden at the Arboretum has reached peak witch-hazel! Chinese witch-hazel (Hamamelis mollis) is just one of the many beautiful and deliciously fragrant varieties in bloom here right now. Read a short profile of the plant on our blog.

Health Benefits of Nature

In recent decades, thousands of studies have provided compelling evidence that nature experiences are the source of extensive human health, social, and psychological benefits. In the latest issue of the Arboretum Bulletin, UW social sciences researcher Kathleen Wolf summarizes some of the main findings.

Remembering Cass

We were deeply saddened by the news of the sudden and unexpected passing of our dear friend Cass Turnbull. She died of a heart attack while on vacation, at age 65. Through her organizations Plant Amnesty and TreePac, Cass championed the protection of trees and green space in our city. She served on our Bulletin editorial board for the past 17 years and wrote many illuminating and funny articles.

Save the Date: First Viewing, Sunday, March 5

The Seattle Japanese Garden kicks off its 2017 season with the annual "First Viewing" opening celebration on Sunday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy a Shinto blessing, free garden tours, a digital painting exhibit, and more

Arboretum-Related News
Banner image  | Camellia 'Wabisuke' blooming in the Witt Winter Garden at Washington Park Arboretum.
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