16 posts in Special Feature

UW Botanic Gardens Director, Fred Hoyt, to Retire


Fred Hoyt, UW Botanic Gardens Director and Orin and Althea Soest Chair for Urban Horticulture, has announced he will retire at the end of January, 2021. Please join us in showing our appreciation for Fred’s service and congratulating him on his retirement.

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May 4, 2020 / Special Feature / UWBG Communication Staff

UW Botanic Gardens at Home


While many of us are working from home, we are finding new ways to connect with our community remotely and provide you with resources as you garden and explore nature in your own spaces.

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Rare Care’s citizen scientist program featured in Center for Plant Conservation’s August newsletter

The UW Botanic Gardens is a member of the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC), a network of botanic institutions whose mission is to prevent the extinction of U.S. native plants. The CPC was founded in 1984 and operates the only national program of ex situ conservation of rare plant material in coordination with 40 leading botanic institutions. They maintain the National Collection of Endangered Plants with over 1,400 species represented and also conduct research, restoration, education, and advocacy programs. 

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Restoration Professionals: Upcoming Site Visits and New Core Classes

We are delighted to announce several new courses offered through our restoration professional education series. These programs are developed with support from the Northwest Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration, under the guidance of a committed network of professional restoration practitioners actively engaged in restoring habitats in the Pacific Northwest. We hope you can join us for these exciting new learning opportunities! 

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Aug 29, 2016 / Special Feature / Communication Staff

UW Botanic Gardens Loses a Family Member

Professor Sarah Reichard has passed away while leading a garden tour in South Africa.

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Jul 21, 2015 / Special Feature / Sarah Reichard

Cuba, I Just Can’t Quit You

Thinking about visiting Cuba? Why not go on a guided tour with a bird-loving plant expert and UW Botanic Garden Director, Sarah Reichard?

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Safer Digs For Osprey Now In Union Bay Natural Area

Hoping to lure opreys from nesting on the ball field lights, new platforms were installed.

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Dec 31, 2014 / Special Feature / Sarah Reichard

New Zealand Beckons: Join us for a Garden Themed Tour

What do phormium and yellow-eyed penguins have in common? Travel to New Zealand with UW Botanic Gardens to find out!

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Where in the Arboretum? New interactive map answers that question.

Wonder if your favorite tree is growing in the Arboretum? Now anyone can search a map and learn all about plants in the collection.

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