Hyde Herbarium
Tulips ready to be pressed

Pressed Flower Notecards and Herbarium Specimens Available

Please email the herbarium manager, hydeherb@uw.edu, for currently available notecard selections, herbarium specimens, or with any questions. Donations for these items can only be made with cash or check by contacting the herbarium manager.

Herbarium notecards with pressed flowers and leaves
Two red tulips, ideal for framing, dimensions: 11.5″ x 16.5″

The Hyde Herbarium makes notecards featuring real pressed flowers and foliage from plants nearby, both wild and cultivated. These cards, blank inside, are suitable for sending birthday wishes, love, sympathy, or congratulations. They are also excellent for framing.

Cards are available in sets of five with a $25* donation. Each card is protected within a plastic sleeve and includes a matching envelope (4-3/8″ x 5-3/4″). Shipping anywhere within the U.S. is $7.95 for five to 40 cards. Shipping will be based on zip code for larger orders. Please note the tax-deductible amount below.

A selection of Hellebores, dimensions: 11.5″ x 16.5″
An Iris herbarium specimen, dimensions: 11.5″ x 16.5″

We also have framed herbarium specimens available with a $45* to $200* donation, or unframed herbarium specimens (11-1/2″ x 16-1/2″) for $75* each. Shipping based on zip code. Please note the tax-deductible amount below.

The cards and herbarium specimens are hand made from naturally dried and pressed plants. The colors may fade over time, so it is best to keep them out of direct sunlight or humid environments.

The Herbarium operations are funded significantly by your donations. We appreciate gifts of any amount, as we work to expand the herbarium’s plant collection and continue our services to the public.

Additional donations may be made through the UW Foundation secure web form.

*The handmade notecards are $25 for five and have a value of $15. The tax-deductible portion of your gift is $10. The herbarium specimens are $75 each. The tax-deductible portion of your gift is $70. The framed specimens vary, so please inquire about the tax-deductible portion for each of these items.


holiday greeting cards with pressed flowers
Pressed flower notecards for the holidays.
An assortment of green leaves and flowers, dimensions: 11.5″ x 16.5″
Framed herbarium specimen, 8″x10″
Framed Rudbeckia herbarium specimen
cards of various pressed leaves and flowers on pastel colored background
Pressed Nerine lilies, anemones, fall leaves, ferns, cyclamen, and hellebores on handmade notecards
Framed Rhus herbarium specimen
Herbarium specimen of Peonies
Summer blooms and autumn leaves create Valentine’s Day notecards

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