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Arbor eNotes June 2017
A Magical Party to Support the Arboretum!

ArbFest returns on Thursday, July 20. Inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, it promises to be an evening filled with enchantment. With the beautiful Arboretum as a backdrop, you will enjoy an abridged version of the play, signature cocktails, a delicious dinner, and more.

Annual Meeting on June 21

All Arboretum Foundation members are welcome to attend our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 21. Hear about our fiscal-year accomplishments, vote in our Board of Directors election, and celebrate our amazing volunteers. Afterwards, join us for wine and light fare on the Visitors Center terrace. RSVP by June 13. 
Beautiful Blooms Available at the Nursery!

Our  Plant Donations Nursery has some stunning plants available right now, including blooming Shasta daisies, spiderwort, and sedums. Our knowledgeable volunteers will be on-site tomorrow (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help you with your selections! All sales support the Arb!
Anna's World

If you garden in the Pacific Northwest, you're most likely familiar with the Anna's Hummingbird. In recent decades, the species has expanded its original range in Mexico and western California all the way north to B.C. In the latest  Arboretum Bulletin, naturalist Woody Wheeler writes about this fascinating resident.

Thanks for Giving BIG!

The Arboretum received a total of $32,058 during the Seattle Foundation's annual GiveBIG event on May 10. This included a $2500 matching fund from an anonymous donor.  About 190 individuals donated to Arboretum altogether. Thanks to everyone who invested in this unique green space!

Madison Park Garden Tour

Tour lovely local gardens and historic homes this Sunday, June 11, from noon to 4 p.m. Foundation members can attend for a discounted rate of $10. Proceeds benefit McGilvra Elementary School. Just plug in the discount code MadPark (case sensitive) when you buy your tickets.
Tanabata Star Festival: July 1

The Seattle Japanese Garden at the Arboretum will host its annual Tanabata festival on Saturday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Decorate bamboo branches with origami ornaments and tanzaku, small strips of paper inscribed with poems and wishes. Enjoy a Japanese sword demonstration, origami-folding lessons, and more.

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