UW Botanic Gardens

UW Botanic Gardens

Life Skills
University District, Seattle, Washington
(9 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

(9 Reviews)
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

Soil Management Plan Components
Soil Management Plan Components
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 10th, 9am - 11:15am Pacific Time

Creating a Child-Friendly Garden
Creating a Child-Friendly Garden
Next start date:

Thursday Mar 11th, 6:30pm - 8pm Pacific Time

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

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

What's Wrong with My Houseplant?
What's Wrong with My Houseplant?
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 17th, 7pm - 8pm Pacific Time

Raising Seedlings for the Backyard Gardener
Raising Seedlings for the Backyard Gardener
Next start date:

Tuesday Mar 23rd, 7pm - 8pm Pacific Time

Profiles of the Hemisphere's Most Amazing Migrants
Profiles of the Hemisphere's Most Amazing Migrants
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 24th, 10am - 11:30am Pacific Time

Strange and Unusual Houseplants
Strange and Unusual Houseplants
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 31st, 7pm - 8pm Pacific Time

The Permanent Garden: Planting Perennials
The Permanent Garden: Planting Perennials
Next start date:

Tuesday Apr 6th, 7pm - 8pm Pacific Time

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

Monday Apr 12th, 6:30pm - 8pm Pacific Time

Urban Container Gardening
Urban Container Gardening
Next start date:

Wednesday Apr 21st, 7pm - 8pm Pacific Time

Natural Pest and Disease Control for Edibles
Natural Pest and Disease Control for Edibles
Next start date:

Tuesday Apr 27th, 6:30pm - 8pm Pacific Time

From Egg to Empty Nest: How Birds Raise Their Young
From Egg to Empty Nest: How Birds Raise Their Young
Next start date:

Wednesday May 5th, 6pm - 8pm Pacific Time

Restoration Project Design
Restoration Project Design
Next start date:

Tuesday Mar 16th, 9am - 11am Pacific Time

Gardening with the Seasons: Spring
Gardening with the Seasons: Spring
Next start date:

Thursday Apr 1st, 7pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time

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

Wednesday Apr 7th, 10am - 12:30pm Pacific Time

Native Plants 101: Edible Native Plants
Native Plants 101: Edible Native Plants
Next start date:

Monday May 10th, 6:30pm - 8pm Pacific Time

Native Plants 101: Identification and Gardening
Native Plants 101: Identification and Gardening
Next start date:

Monday Jun 14th, 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 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 Sage Stowell Sharon Birzer Sharyn November Shawna Van Nimwegen Tassy de Give Tia Curtis
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