2019 Ecological Restoration Symposium

Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle

  University of Washington Botanic Gardens 2019 Symposium: Restoration Beyond the Reference System Theoretical, practical, and ethical dimensions in managing for ecosystem function rather than species assemblages in a complex and forever changing landscape Cost In-Person: $95 Full-time student / Corps member, in-person: $50 Remote Attendance*: $80 (discounts available for groups attending remotely) Restoration practitioners are…

Park in the Dark

UW Botanic Gardens 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle

It may be night at the Arboretum, but the park isn’t sleeping! Discover the Arboretum at night to see it in a whole new light. Designed for youth ages 5-12 and their caregivers, Park in the Dark is a fun family event you don’t want to miss. Through games, activities, and hikes, we will uncover…


2019 Urban Forest Symposium

UW Botanic Gardens 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle

The Honorable Hilary Franz, Washington State’s Commissioner of Public Lands, will be joined by local experts from academic, nonprofit, business, and government sectors, for a robust discussion of climate change impacts to the urban forest, and how local communities are taking action. This year’s speakers will present the latest information on emerging challenges to the…



Online Series: Botanical Sketching in Ink and Watercolor

Capture the essence of flowers and foliage with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! Beginning with fun warm-up exercises you will be guided in an intuitive approach to sketching with pen, layering watercolor washes, and gathering tips that can be applied to everyday sketching. In this online, but hands-on, class you will have the opportunity…


ONLINE: Gardening with the Seasons: Fall

UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA, United States

Autumn is a dynamic season in the garden. Many plants are heading into dormancy, while others are in a period of active growth. Doing the right gardening tasks now can set the stage for next year's garden: adding new plants for seasonal interest or making changes to address problems observed over the past season. Some…


Virtual Exhibit: Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists

Online Utilitarian Conferences Gathering, London

The Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists (PNBA) are pleased to present a virtual version of their 14th Annual Elisabeth C. Miller Library exhibit. Members of the Oregon Botanical Artists circle, their sister organization, are also participating in this year’s exhibit. PNBA is a chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists, a nonprofit organization dedicated to…


VIRTUAL Seeds for the Future Story Time

Online Utilitarian Conferences Gathering, London

Celebrate seeds with us this month, sharing books from authors Carme Lemniscates, Arthur Geisert, Marsha Diane Arnold, and illustrator Ramona Kaulitzki. SEEDS by Carme Leminscates THE GIANT SEED by Arthur Geisert BADGER’S PERFECT GARDEN* by Marsha Diane Arnold and Ramona Kaulitzk *Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Annual Literature Award Nominee, 2020 Story Time at…


Virtual Exhibit: Coast Salish Indigenous Plants

Online Utilitarian Conferences Gathering, London

The Miller Library will host an annual exhibit of student presentations on our website beginning May 11, highlighting the projects of students across the University who are working with plants. One of last year's projects, a poster by Landscape Architecture students featuring Coast Salish indigenous plants labeled in Lushootseed and English, appears here.


VIRTUAL Summer Joys Story Time

Online Utilitarian Conferences Gathering, London

What brings you joy this summer? For the characters in these books, it might be feasting on a picnic, wishing on a dandelion, or taking a hike. LAYLA’S HAPPINESS by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and Ashleigh Corrin THE HIKE by Alison Farrell SUMMER SUPPER by Rubin Pfeffer and Mike Austin Story Time at the Miller Library,…