Arboretum Walks & Talks
First Thursdays, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
(Tour times may vary; see below for schedule details)
Meet at the Graham Visitors Center
Arbor Circle, Legacy Circle, and Steward-level members, plus guests, welcome!
Pacific Connections Entry Gardens: A Five-Year Review
Featured speaker: Kyle Henegar
My, how time flies. It seems like only yesterday that the ribbon was cut for the grand opening of the Pacific Connections Entry Gardens—but five whole years have passed! Plants have grown and gardens have matured. Have you kept up with the changes? Join Kyle Henegar, the gardener-in-chief of the Pacific Connections Entry Gardens, for a behind-the-scenes look at the progress of these plantings five years in. Learn firsthand about the successes, challenges, changes, corrections, and plans for the future. The tale of these new Arboretum additions is exciting, but never more so than when it’s told by Kyle, who brings a unique passion, perspective, and personality to the telling.
Come join us either on foot or on our golf cart for this wonderful talk with Kyle!
Kyle Henegar is the UW Botanic Gardens staff horticulturist in charge of the Pacific Connections Entry Gardens and Cascadia Forest.
4:00 PM — Meet at the Graham Visitors Center
4:15 PM — Walk in the Arboretum
5:30 PM — Refreshments and conversation at the Visitors Center
Rain or shine. Dress for the weather. Please RSVP to Jeff Boyer, either by email or phone (206-325-4510).
In April 2011, the Foundation introduced a new way for folks to explore the jewel of Seattle’s park system: “Arboretum Walks & Talks.”
On the first Thursday of every month, Arbor Circle, Legacy Circle, and Steward-level members of the Foundation plus their guests are invited to join us for a special guided walking tour. “Arboretum Walks and Talks” is hosted by our Executive Director, Paige Miller, and led by a diverse group of plant experts and enthusiasts. Each month, the tour features a different speaker/walk leader and highlights a different section or collection in the Arboretum. There’s always plenty of time for Q&A during the tours, and each one concludes with a light reception.
We encourage you to bring your friends—up to two guests allowed per member on each tour—to share in this informative and pleasant outing. The tours begin at the Graham Visitors Center. Dress for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes!
For more information about the tours, please email Randall Hitchin or call him at 206-325-4510.