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Arbor eNotes January 2017
Get Your Party Tickets by Feb 7!

Our  Opening Night Party at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show is just six weeks away, on Tuesday February 21. The deadline for purchasing tickets is even closer: less than a month away, on Tuesday, February 7. Buy your ticket today, enjoy an intimate preview of the Garden Show's beautiful displays, and help support the Arboretum!
Education Shelter Completed

In late 2014, we reported that the Foundation had secured $25,000 in funding to help construct a shelter in the Arboretum for the Fiddleheads Forest School. The sleek, wooden shelter is now complete, and it's providing the nature preschoolers with protection from inclement weather.

Arboretum Scene: Daphne bholua

This deliciously fragrant daphne is blooming in the Witt Winter Garden right now. Read a short profile of the plant on our blog. Then stop by the Arboretum for some free aromatherapy.

Seattle: A Reluctant City

In the 2016 Arboretum Bulletin, we published a short and lively three-part history of environmental design in Seattle, by landscape architect Betsy Anderson. Entitled "Reluctant City," it covers the period from Seattle's first major population explosion in the 1880s to the present day.

Tour Savannah and Charleston

UW Botanic Gardens is leading a garden connoisseur's tour to the historic Southeast cities of Savannah and Charleston, from March 19 to 26. See some of the oldest parks, gardens, homes, and churches in North America, and stroll through 330 years of rich history and culture. The registration deadline is January 19.

Free Arb Tours Now on Saturdays and Sundays!

The UW Botanic Gardens has expanded its Weekend Walks program to both weekend days. Saturday tours will be for families with kids, while Sunday tours will be designed for adults. Both will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and depart from the Visitors Center. This month, the Saturday tour theme is "Evergreen Trees," while the Sunday theme is "Conifers."
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Banner image  | Chinese witch-hazel (Hamamelis mollis) blooming in the Witt Winter Garden at Washington Park Arboretum.
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