Gifts of every size have a major impact on our programs.

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Ways to Give

Priority Gift Funds

Prof. Sarah E. Reichard Endowed Fund for UW Botanic Gardens

To support public education, outreach, student education, research, and general maintenance & improvement of gardens & plant collections. This fund honors former Botanic Gardens Director, Professor Sarah E. Reichard.

UW Botanic Gardens Director’s Priorities

Supports the most critical needs for programs and gardens. GIVE NOW

Washington Park Arboretum Support Fund

Provides support for the activities related to the Washington Park Arboretum. GIVE NOW

UW Botanic Gardens Youth & Family Education Fund

Supports Youth and Family Education programs, which provide hands-on science and nature inspired learning experiences for preschoolers, K-12 classes and families. GIVE NOW

UW Botanic Gardens Adult and Professional Education Fund

Supports Adult Education programs, which provides high quality courses, seminars and symposia, serving professional land managers, gardeners, nature artists, citizen scientists and the general public. GIVE NOW

UW Farm – Urban Farm Support Fund

Provides broad support for activities of the UW Urban Farm including: 1) purchasing supplies, soil, fertilizer, seeds, pots, tools, hoses, etc.; 2) production of informational and outreach communication; 3) funding for internships and staffing needs. GIVE NOW

Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium Fund

Supports the Hyde Herbarium to document the Washington Park Arboretum’s plant collection as well as other significant gardens in the area. GIVE NOW

Miller Library Support Fund

Supports book and periodical collections, the Plant Answer Line reference service, and special programming of the Elisabeth C. Miller Library, the premium horticultural library in the Pacific Northwest serving the University and the general public. GIVE NOW

Rare Plant Care & Conservation

Supports the Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program, which provides conservation of native rare plant species through plant monitoring, seed collection and storage, and plant propagation. GIVE NOW

Fiddleheads Forest School Fund

Supports Fiddleheads Forest School, a nature-based preschool that supports social, emotional, and physical development of young children. Gifts may be used for general departmental needs and student support. GIVE NOW

Yesler Swamp

For maintenance of the Yesler Swamp area of the Union Bay Natural Area. This fund also includes gifts made possible through the efforts of the Friends of Yesler Swamp. GIVE NOW

Union Bay Natural Area Fund

Enhances work in a 74-acre public wildlife area and natural restoration laboratory within the UW Botanic Gardens. It is, the second largest natural area that remains on the Lake Washington shoreline. Formerly a landfill, it is now a diverse system of meadows, woods, and wetlands. GIVE NOW

For more information about supporting the UW Botanic Gardens, Diane Walters at 206-914-5066 or email

Thank you for supporting UW Botanic Gardens!

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