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Arbor eNotes February 2016
Get your ticket now!
Just 10 Tickets Left!
Don't Miss Seattle's Signature Garden Party 
We still have a very limited number of tickets available for our Opening Night Party: 10 to be exact! We will keep sales open until 5 p.m. on Monday, February 8 -- or while supplies last. Join us for an unforgettable evening and help support the Arboretum. Buy your ticket now!

Volunteers Needed!
The party wouldn't be possible without help from our amazing volunteers! We still have some volunteer roles to fill. If you'd like to help, click here to check out the available positions and sign up.
The Hall of Mosses, Hoh Rain Forest. (Photo by Konrad Roeder/Wikimedia Commons)
Garden Show Display
An Homage to the Hoh
Each year the Arboretum presents a horticultural display at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show (Feb 17 to 21). In keeping with the Garden Show's 2016 theme -- a celebration of 100 years of the National Park Service -- our garden will be a dioramic depiction of the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park. Read more.
We'll have lovely evergreen huckleberry, and much more, for sale.
Display Garden Sale

Saturday, February 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Would you like to grow some of the delightful, high-quality native plants from our display in your garden? Then come to the Graham Visitors Center at the Arboretum on the Saturday after the Garden Show and make a purchase. Keep an eye on our display garden page for a full plant list and pricing.
A 50-million-year-old serviceberry leaf fossil. (Photo by Daniel Mount)
Fossil Forests
The Ancient "Gardens" of Eastern Washington
The Okanagan Highlands 
contain the world's oldest fossils of apple (Malus), cherry (Prunus), and raspberry (Rubus). In the latest issue of the Bulletin, Daniel Mount describes the ancient forests of the Okanagan and how the fossils were formed. Read the full article.

Thank to Our Sponsors!
The winter 2016 Bulletin was made possible by Molbak's, Wells Medina Nursery, The Berger Partnership.

Stewards weeding on Azalea Way.
Weeding Warriors Needed!

Garden Stewards New Season Begins This Month
Each year, volunteer Garden Stewards assist staff in maintaining the Arboretum. The Stewards' new season begins this month with two gardening parties: on Tuesday, February 23, and Thursday, February 25. No experience required, but we do ask that you pre-register! Click here for details and a full winter/spring schedule.
Other Arboretum/CUH Happenings
BANNER PHOTO: The Witt Winter Garden in peak bloom at the Arboretum.
In This Issue
Party Tickets Still Available
Arboretum Show Garden
Display Garden Plant Sale: Feb 27
Fossil Forests of Eastern WA
Garden Stewards Season Begins




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Sunday Tours to Highlight Winter Garden

UWBG-trained guides lead free tours of the Arboretum every Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. This month's tour will showcase the famed Witt Winter Garden, which is peak bloom. Meet at the Graham Visitors Center.

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