Dennis Wise
Japanese Maple in the Washington Park Arboretum

Volunteers play an integral role at the Herbarium. Not only did volunteers advocate for the creation of the Herbarium in the early years of the Center for Urban Horticulture, they have also done a large share of the collecting and mounting work. Plants have been collected from the Washington Park Arboretum by members of the Herbarium Committee since the early 1970’s, and individual volunteers and students since the mid-1980’s. More recently, volunteers have collected native plants from the Union Bay Natural Area, perennials from the Bellevue Botanical Garden, and tropical orchids from the UW Botany Greenhouse.


Dennis Wise
Checking the plant identification tag before collecting a Japanese Maple specimen for the herbarium

Volunteer positions are available for the Herbarium: Herbarium Specimen Collector and Herbarium Assistant. To apply fill out the online application or e-mail for more information:  hydeherb@uw.edu

The Hyde Herbarium is located in Merrill Hall at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA, 98195.

Eve Rickenbaker
Honey bee on the flower of Caryopteris


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