Preserving a Northwest Treasure 

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Arbor eNotes March 2016
Reverend Koichi Barrish will conduct a traditional Shinto blessing.
First Viewing
Shinto Blessing Portion of Event Sold Out
Advance tickets to Sunday's First Viewing at the Japanese Garden are now sold out! There will be a limited number of reserved tickets at the gate for individuals and families who've purchased an Annual Pass by March 5, 2016. Regular day-pass sales will resume at noon, following the Shinto ceremony. All visitors will be able to enjoy complimentary garden tours and tea for the remainder of the event, which goes until 3 p.m.
Guests at the 2016 event.
Opening Night
Our Most Successful Ever!
The Opening Night Party at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show on February 16 was a tremendous success. Our raise-the-paddle event alone brought in more than $110,000 for the Arboretum -- more than double last year's total! Thanks so much to everyone who helped make it happen: our amazing guests, event chairs, donors, volunteers, board of directors, and sponsors!" >>Read more.
Trail cut through a nurse log in the "Hoh" display.
Garden Show Display
Homage to the Hoh Wins Four Awards!
The Arboretum's rainforest-inspired display won four awards at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show last month. They included a Gold Medal from the Show judges and the American Horticulture Society Environmental Award. >>Read more.
Mareen and Art in the nursery in 2001. (Photo by Norm Plate)
MsK Nursery

Lifelong Dream of Mareen Schultz Kruckeberg
A pioneer in the fields of horticulture and native plant propagation, Mareen Schultz Kruckeberg founded the MsK Nursery and, with her husband, botanist Art Kruckeberg, created one of our region's most treasured gardens. Dr. John Wott writes about Mareen's life and accomplishments in the latest issue of the Bulletin>>Read more.

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

Loop trail rendering courtesy the Berger Partnership.
Loop Trail Update
Project Prep Getting Underway This Month
Preparation for the Arboretum Loop Trail project will start this month. In mid-March, the City will begin setting up in the Birch Parking Lot (i.e. Boyer Lot), which will be the staging area for the two-year project. Project construction is expected to begin in late March/early April. Read about the trail design and project in the Bulletin archive.
Opening Night, one of our major annual fundraisers.
Job Opportunity
Foundation Seeks New Events Manager
We currently have an opening for a full-time events manager. S/he will be responsible for the management and implementation of the Arboretum Foundation's events program, which includes events ranging from plant sales, to the Opening Night Party and Auction, to cultivation parties.
Other Arboretum/CUH Happenings
BANNER PHOTO: Rhododendron 'Seta' in the Witt Winter Garden.
In This Issue
First Viewing on Sunday
Our Best Opening Night!
Show Garden Wins Four Awards
Seeking New Events Manager




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Sunday Tours to Highlight "Tour Guide Favorites"

UWBG-trained guides lead free tours of the Arboretum every Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. This month's theme is "tour guide favorites." The volunteer guides will show you the plants and places in the Arboretum that have become close to their hearts. Meet at the Graham Visitors Center.

Help the Garden Stewards in March!

The Stewards will be working in the Arboretum on March 22, 24, 29, and 31, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. If you'd like to stop by and help them weed and mulch, please do. Click here for details.

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