Preserving a Northwest Treasure 

2300 Arboretum Drive East Seattle WA 98112

Arbor eNotes December 2015
Happy shoppers at our holiday sale!
Gifts & Greens
Arboretum Holiday Sale Is Tomorrow!          
Don't miss our beloved holiday this Saturday, December 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Graham Visitors Center. Browse our unique selection of nature-inspired gifts and botanical decorations! Find something for everyone on your list while helping support the Arboretum! >>Read more.
Early-bird tickets start at $175.
Opening Night
Tickets On Sale at Gifts & Greens, Tomorrow!
Tickets to our Opening Night Party at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show will go on sale this Saturday. They make great holiday gifts for green thumbs! Buy them online, over the counter at the holiday sale, or by calling 206-325-4510, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Garden Stewards working on Azalea Way.
Development News
Stewards Program Receives $10,000 Grant 
Last month, the Miller Charitable Foundation awarded the Garden Stewards program a grant for $10,000. This money, along with donations we received from the Foundation and Kim Bishop in July, will allow us to fund the program through next summer and expand it to recruit more volunteers to help care for the Arboretum. Our many thanks to the Miller Foundation for its gift!
Nancy in her garden in 2006. (Photo by Tom Reese/The Seattle Times)
Remembering Nancy
A Gardening Legend and Arboretum Supporter
We would like to acknowledge and warmly remember a dear friend and Arboretum supporter, Nancy Davidson Short. A legend in regional gardening circles, Nancy died last month, aged 103. "She left those of us who knew her richer for the time we spent with her," says Foundation executive director Paige Miller. "She was a gift." >>Read more.
The swirling, light green foliage of 'Spiralis'.
Arboretum Scene
Swirlingly Seductive Cryptomeria japonica 'Spiralis'
'Spiralis' is a dwarf cultivar of the Japanese cedar, with wonderful incurving needles. The light, luminous green of the tree's foliage is an especially welcome and warming sight during the shortest days of the year. The Arboretum's specimen near the Visitors Center is a state champion! >>Read more.
Overcrowded katsura trees have been thinned out to improve parking lot safety.
Safety First
Security Around the Visitors Center Improved
Our partners at UW Botanic Gardens and Seattle Parks and Recreation recently took steps to improve safety and security around the main building and parking lot of the Graham Visitors Center. Overcrowded trees and shrubs were thinned out to improve view corridors and lighting, and brighter LED light bulbs were installed on lamp posts. >>Read more.
Other Arboretum/CUH Happenings
BANNER PHOTO: Mahonia 'Arthur Menzies' blooming in the Witt Winter Garden.
In This Issue
Gift & Greens on December 5
Get Your Party Tickets!
Miller Foundation Gift
Nancy Davidson Short (1912 - 2015)
Seductive 'Spiralis'
Improved Safety at the GVC


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Winter Drop-In Stewardship

The Garden Stewards are off for the winter, but it's still possible to help out with Arboretum maintenance
during the colder months! Visit our website to learn more about the Drop-In Stewardship program and how to set up a work session with an Arboretum gardener.

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Please Give to Our 2016 Opening Night Auction!

We are now accepting donations for our auction at the 2016 Opening Night Party, on February 16. Donation forms are available on our website.

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