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Arbor eNotes February 2018
Our Most Successful Party!

More the 350 guests attended our 30th annual Opening Night Party & Auction on February 6. They helped us raise over $300,000 for the Arboretum - making it our most successful fundraiser ever! Along with a preview of the displays in the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival, the Carnavale-themed party featured a surprise flash-mob opera performance, stilt walkers, and inspiring speakers.

Display Garden Wins Gold!

" Arboretum Carnavale: Wonders of the Winter Garden" won a gold medal at the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival this week! Congrats to our designers, volunteers, and partners for creating such a splendid display. The Festival runs through this Sunday, February 11, at the Convention Center. Kick-start your spring with a visit to the Arboretum's display and 17 other beautiful gardens.

Display Garden Plant Sale

Saturday, Feb 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m 

Want to buy some of the lovely winter-interest plants in our display for your own garden? Then come to the Arboretum on the Saturday after the Garden Festival. All purchases benefit Arboretum maintenance and education programs. 

Books by Gardeners of Color

In the latest issue of the Arboretum Bulletin, Brian Thompson explores works by people of color that can be found on the shelves at the Miller Library, in the Center for Urban Horticulture. Some of these authors are gardeners or farmers, while others are environmentalists and naturalists, but all of them help broaden our appreciation of our own gardening practices and traditions.

bulletin cover spring 2012
Bulletin Archive Now Online

Want to re-read that cool article about mosses in the Arboretum from way back when but can't find the printed copy of the Bulletin? Not to worry! Now you can read it online - for free! Thanks to a  grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the entire Arboretum Bulletin archive dating back to 1937 (minus the past year's issues) has been digitized and can be viewed at the  Biodiversity Heritage Library. The archive is not yet searchable by keyword, but will be eventually.
Save the Date: April 8


Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 8, and then join us for a day of public festivities celebrating the opening of the new Loop Trail in Washington Park Arboretum. Enjoy a ribbon-cutting dedication as well as fun activities for runners, cyclists, and families all along the 2.5-mile loop.

Sign Up for Summer Camp!

Registration is now open for UW Botanic Gardens' summer camps in the Arboretum. Serving Pre-K to 6th-grade kids, they focus on hands-on exploration, play, and experiential learning. Depending on the weekly theme, campers may become ethnobotanists, artists, urban farmers, or field biologists, all while learning about the importance of teamwork and sustainability. 

More Arboretum-Related News
  • Free Weekend Walk Tours: February tour themes - "Winter Safari" (Saturday Family Walks) "Witt Winter Garden" (Sunday Walks); 1 to 2:30 pm; meet at the Graham Visitors Center.
  • Washington Botanical Symposium: Wednesday, March 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Center for Urban Horticulture
Banner image | Camellias and witch-hazels blooming in the Witt Winter Garden.

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