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Arbor eNotes March 2017
Party Success!

More than 350 guests joined us at the Convention Center last Tuesday for our big annual fundraiser kick-starting the NW Flower & Garden Show. It was another successful event. The "make a difference" portion of our auction alone raised more than $90,000 for the Arboretum! Thanks to our generous guests, sponsors, and volunteers for making it all possible.
Display Garden Earns Gold

The Arboretum's display garden, " Hanami - Savoring Spring," was awarded a Gold Medal at the Garden Show this week! We also won the Garden Design Magazine Award for showcasing "innovative design, horticultural acuity, and inventive productivity." See "Hanami" and 19 other splendid displays through Sunday at the Washington State Convention Center.

Display Garden Plant Sale

Would you like to grow some of the delightful, high-quality Japanese trees and shrubs from our display in your garden? Then come to the Arboretum on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and make a purchase. All sales benefit the Arboretum!

Arboretum Treasure: 'Collyer's Gold' Western Red Cedar

Our native western red cedar ( Thuja plicata) is beautiful but very big, and so it would look out of place in most home gardens. In the latest issue of the Bulletin, Daniel Mount writes about the compact cultivar 'Collyer's Gold' in the Arboretum collection and how it would be a nice fit for many urban backyards.

First Viewing: Sunday, Mar 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

plant donation tent
Nursery to Accept Donations Starting March 8

The Plant Donations Nursery will re-open for sales in early April, but the volunteers who run it will be back to work this month, prepping for the new season. Starting March 8, they'll be accepting new donations, which will be sold to raise funds for the Arboretum. They'd especially love gifts of early bloomers such as primrose, snow drops, and bleeding heart.
Arboretum-Related News
Banner image  | The Chinese witch-hazel cultivar Hamamelis mollis 'Goldcrest' blooming in the Witt Winter Garden at Washington Park Arboretum.
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