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Arbor eNotes April 2016
Find spring bloomers such as trout lilies and much more!
Early Bloomers
Don't Miss Our Spring Plant Sale on April 9!
Early Bloomers returns to the Graham Visitors Center on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy the Arboretum in peak bloom and then purchase plants for your own garden! All sales support our maintenance and education programs at the Arboretum. Parking and admission are free!

Coming Soon: Our Spring Appeal Campaign!
Watch your mailboxes for our spring appeal letter! It is written by landscape architect and Foundation board member Jason Morse. Jason's garden restoration work was recently profiled in Pacific Northwest Magazine!

Trail rendering courtesy the Berger Partnership.
Loop Trail Update
Two-Year Project Begins
Construction of the Arboretum Loop Trail started on March 28. The new trail will improve visitor access to Seattle's flagship public garden. Construction will continue through December 2017. Sign up to receive regular project notifications at Read more about the trail in this recent article in the UW Daily.
The Waterfront Trail needs your help!
Waterfront Trail
Help Us Secure More Funding for Renovation
The beloved Waterfront Trail in the Arboretum wetlands has seen a lot of wear and tear and needs your help! Seattle Parks is seeking grant funding from the State to match 520 mitigation funds that have been allocated to restoring and enhancing the trail. In order to secure the funding, Parks needs visitor feedback and user data. If you'd like to help out, please fill out this online trail survey.
Support the Miller Library this weekend.
Library Fundraiser
Annual Garden Book Lovers' Sale Tomorrow!
The Miller Library's annual book sale takes place this Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stock your shelves with gently used gardening books, while helping support this amazing library! You can also attend the Preview Party tonight, Friday, April 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 206-543-0415 for tickets. The main Saturday sale is free.
Haiku: a traditional form of Japanese poetry, inspired by nature.
Haiku Day

A New Event at the Japanese Garden
Celebrate International Haiku Writing Day at the Seattle Japanese Garden on Sunday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Co-sponsored by Haiku Northwest, Haiku Day will feature introductory writing workshops, haiku walks, installations, craft activities, readings, and more. Free with general admission!

SAVE THE DATE: GiveBIG Returns on May 3!
The Seattle Foundation's sixth annual GiveBIG will take place on Tuesday, May 3, and once again the Arboretum Foundation will be participating. It's another opportunity to give to us during our spring appeal campaign!

Join the SCA for a day of service in the Arb.
Earth Day Event

Sign Up to Help Restore the Arboretum on April 23!
As they do each year, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and UW Botanic Gardens are teaming up for an Earth Day day of service in the Arboretum. All volunteers are welcome! The event will take place on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. See the SCA website for event details and to register.
Other Arboretum/CUH Happenings
BANNER PHOTO: Magnolia x soulangiana 'Speciosa' blooming in the Magnolia Collection.
In This Issue
Spring Plant Sale on April 9!
Loop Trail Update
Save-the-Waterfront-Trail Survey!
Garden Lovers' Book Sale
Haiku Day at the Japanese Garden
Volunteer in the Arb for Earth Day!




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Sunday Tours to Highlight Rhody Collection

UWBG-trained guides lead free tours of the Arboretum every Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. This month's tour will focus on our magnificent Rhododendron Collection. Meet at the Graham Visitors Center.

Help the Garden Stewards in April!

The Stewards will be working in the Arboretum on April 5, 7, 12, 14, 23, and 28. If you'd like to stop by and help them weed and mulch, please do. Sessions take place in the morning. Times and meeting places vary, so check our online schedule for details.
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