UW Botanic Gardens

UW Botanic Gardens

Life Skills
University District, Seattle, Washington
(10 Reviews)

The University of Washington Botanic Gardens is a unit within the School of Environmental & Forest Sciences and encompasses two sites: the Washington Park Arboretum on the south side of Union Bay and the Center for Urban Horticulture on the north side. The 230-acre Arboretum includes a vibrant collection of more than 20,000 living plants from around the world and also offers opportunities to explore woods, wetlands, and take in exceptional views. The Center for Urban Horticulture includes demonstration gardens and natural areas, and also houses the Elisabeth C. Miller Horticultural Library, Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium, and the Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program. Both sites offer excellent opportunities for exercise, exploration, and wildlife viewing.

Our mission is sustaining managed to natural ecosystems and the human spirit through plant research, display, and education.

Reviews of UW Botanic Gardens

(10 Reviews)
Japanese Garden Pruning

8/19/2021
Carole M.

Attended: Japanese Garden Pruning


Good information, great presentation. Thanks, Bess.

Rose Pruning

2/13/2021
Anonymous

Attended: Rose Pruning


Lots of practical information for the beginning gardener, or anyone who has grown roses but never was sure about what to prune and when. All of my questions were answered during the class. The instructor was highly qualified and had a good sense of humor.

Japanese Garden Pruning

2/21/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Japanese Garden Pruning


The one issue was that the organization did not have me on the list when I checked. The registration was done on CourseHorse 2 weeks in advance.

Gardening with the Seasons: Winter

1/24/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Gardening with the Seasons: Winter


concise and clear explanation of winter tasks such as pruning (and which pruning for summer) including how to reduce waterspouts, common weeds that are best tackled in winter, kinds of mulches and useage, etc.

Botanical Sketching in Ink and Watercolor

10/10/2018
Anca I.

Attended: Botanical Sketching in Ink and Watercolor


Superb easy to go along teaching! Never did that before & she’s a great teacher. Location is not so easy to go to due to crazy traffic, but it was worth it

Native Plants 101: Edible Native Plants

8/9/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Native Plants 101: Edible Native Plants


The handouts were tough to read and while the two teachers did a good job and knew the material, it would’ve been better to not look at the Yesler Swamp for IDing. I thought I was going to get a better idea of what plants should go in a yard/garden.

Rose Pruning

2/7/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Rose Pruning


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Gardening with the Seasons: Fall

9/27/2019
Mark v.

Attended: Gardening with the Seasons: Fall


Mark v. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Gardening with the Seasons: Fall

9/26/2019
Alison W.

Attended: Gardening with the Seasons: Fall


Alison W. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Botanical Sketching in Ink and Watercolor

10/10/2018
Stefan I.

Attended: Botanical Sketching in Ink and Watercolor


Stefan I. gave this class 1 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195
UW Botanic Gardens
University District
3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, Washington 98195

Upcoming Classes at UW Botanic Gardens

Plant CSI: Cankers, Conks, and Rots - Decay Pathogens
Plant CSI: Cankers, Conks, and Rots - Decay Pathogens
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 14th, 12:30pm - 2:15pm Pacific Time

Native Plants 101: Gardening w/ Native Ephemerals
Native Plants 101: Gardening w/ Native Ephemerals
Next start date:

Monday Oct 18th, 6:30pm - 8pm Pacific Time

Botanical Sketching in Ink and Watercolor
Botanical Sketching in Ink and Watercolor
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 20th, 10am - 12:30pm Pacific Time

Plant CSI: What's Wrong with my Conifer?
Plant CSI: What's Wrong with my Conifer?
Next start date:

Thursday Nov 4th, 12:30pm - 2:15pm Pacific Time

Native Plants 101: Pollinator Pathways
Native Plants 101: Pollinator Pathways
Next start date:

Monday Nov 15th, 6:30pm - 8pm Pacific Time

Teachers at UW Botanic Gardens

Annie Bilotta Ben Dittbrenner & Samantha Everett Bess Bronstein Bess Bronstein & Christina Pfeiffer Bess Bronstein, David Zuckerman Clif Edwards & Drew Foster Brenda Clifton Brenda Clifton, Ashley Gould & Rachael West Brian Thompson Chelsey Lew Christina Pfeiffer Clay Antieau Constance Sidles Dan Sorensen and Mary-Margaret Greene David Giblin David McDonald, Roy Farrow, & Christina Pfeiffer Demarus Tevuk Devon Miller Dr. John Wott Drew Foster Emily Bishton Eve Rickenbaker Hannah - Holly Kennell Ingela Wanerstrand Ingle Wanerstrand Jean Grant Joel Schwarz Josh Silverman Joy Wood Julia Hepp Katherine Glew, Ph.D Keith Dekker Ken Tuomi Laura Watson Laura Christie Khanna Lisa Snow Lady Malia Bassett Marja Lankinen Mary Machala Mary-Margaret Greene Michael Yadrick Jr Michael Lissner & others Mutliple Instructors Nicole Faghin & Brian Emmett Paul Kraegel Peggy Morgan Pete Putnicki Rachael West Raul Gonzalez & Jaime Bayona Ray Larson Rebekah - Richie Steffen Riz Reyes Rodney Pond Rodney Pond and Christina Pfeiffer Rohini Mathur Sage Stowell Sharon Birzer Sharyn November Shawna Van Nimwegen Tassy de Give Tia Curtis
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