Stewartia monadelpha is a stunning tree throughout the year. Don’t miss its lovely blossoms this month.Read more
Urban horticulture has come a long way from the days of the pink flamingos, but they still hold a special place in our hearts!Read more
It’s spring and time for a full on revival in the Center for Urban Horticulture’s Goodfellow Grove!Read more
Thanks to dedicated volunteers, over 22,000 pressed plant specimens have been reviewed and documented.Read more
When the Center for Urban Horticulture was established in 1980, one of the programmatic thrusts was to develop and carry out a comprehensive public outreach program.Read more
UW graduate student Nicolette Neumann Levi is looking for ways to bring more native pollinators to the UW Farm.Read more
By John Wott, Director Emeritus
In those divisive times of the late 1960’s and 1970’s, many new ideas began to form regarding how to live on, properly use, and safeguard the resources on our earth. This included groups from the “flower children” to academics. Learned horticulturists, botanists, and academics in the Northwest created a plan which called for the creation of a new academic unit at the University of Washington to be called the Center for Urban Horticulture.
The Fragrance Garden at the Center for Urban Horticulture is being refreshed with help from partner the Seattle Garden Club. The declining stripe bark maple will be removed and new scented plants will be added.
Manager of Horticulture David Zuckerman said the Acer capillipes has been declining for years. David explained: “it may have verticillium wilt, but more likely to be causing the decline are symptoms of over exposure (sun, temps) during the course of its life in the entry garden.
Pacific Coast Hybrid Irises, Yucca Filamentosa, and Hebe are just a few of the plants you’ll see in the Stormwater Garden.Read more
On June 29, 1988, the Douglas Research Conservatory was dedicated. It was a state-of-the-art facility for plant propagation, research, and horticultural education.Read more