63 posts in Center for Urban Horticulture

Plant Profile: Stewartia monadelpha

Stewartia monadelpha is a stunning tree throughout the year. Don’t miss its lovely blossoms this month.

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Glimpse into the past – the Legend of the Flamingos and the Silver Egg

Urban horticulture has come a long way from the days of the pink flamingos, but they still hold a special place in our hearts!

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May 11, 2015 / Center for Urban Horticulture, News / UWBG Communication Staff

Restoration and Renewal in the Goodfellow Grove

It’s spring and time for a full on revival in the Center for Urban Horticulture’s Goodfellow Grove!

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Comprehensive Audit of Hyde Herbarium Now Complete

Thanks to dedicated volunteers, over 22,000 pressed plant specimens have been reviewed and documented.

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Mar 31, 2015 / Center for Urban Horticulture, News / UWBG Communication Staff

Glimpse into the Past – Thirty Years of Horticultural Outreach

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.

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Mar 27, 2015 / Center for Urban Horticulture, Students, News / UWBG Communication Staff

Encouraging Native Pollinators at the UW Farm

UW graduate student Nicolette Neumann Levi is looking for ways to bring more native pollinators to the UW Farm.

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Mar 5, 2015 / Center for Urban Horticulture, News / UWBG Communication Staff

Glimpse into the Past – Celebrating the Founder of the Center for Urban Horticulture

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. 

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Dec 3, 2014 / Center for Urban Horticulture, News / UWBG Communication Staff

Fragrance Garden renovation enters phase two

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. 

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Stormwater Garden gets new plants

Pacific Coast Hybrid Irises, Yucca Filamentosa, and Hebe are just a few of the plants you’ll see in the Stormwater Garden.

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Jan 6, 2014 / Center for Urban Horticulture, News / UWBG Communication Staff

A Glimpse into the past: Dedicating the Douglas Research Conservatory

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.

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