70 posts in Center for Urban Horticulture

Comprehensive Audit of Hyde Herbarium Now Complete

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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. 

Read more

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. 

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Autumn in the Soest Garden

The Soest Garden truly is an all-season garden. Learn how to keep your own garden looking attractive this winter with this hands-on class with Soest Gardener Riz Reyes!

Read more

Jul 11, 2013 / Center for Urban Horticulture, News / UWBG Communication Staff

A Glimpse Into the Past: Invitations for the CUH Opening

The opening of the Center for Urban Horticulture in 1984 was an event that captured international attention.

Read more

Trees Cheer for Community Volunteers!

As we bid adieu to soaking April showers, let’s also wish a fond farewell to over 300 hardy volunteers that helped keep our botanic gardens beautiful.

Read more
Back to Top