Arboretum Walks & Talks
First Thursdays, 3:00 to 5:30 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!
Conifers in the North Pinetum – December 5
At this month’s Walks & Talks, Walt Bubelis will continue his series on conifers. He will be exploring the plants in the north Pinetum and discussing the history and uses of these fine specimens. As he has done in the past, Walt will provide a special, conifer-derived treat for the conversation/refreshments portion of the tour. You won’t want to miss it!
Walt Bubelis is retired from Edmonds Community College as a horticulture professor and department head. Since retirement, he continues to garden and teach. He also serves on the Arboretum Foundation Board and is very involved in the Pacific Connections Garden Stewards volunteer program and serves on the Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin editorial board.
3:00 PM — Meet at the Graham Visitors Center
3:15 PM — Walk in the Arboretum
4:30 PM — Refreshments and conversation at the Visitors Center
Rain or shine. Dress for the weather. Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 4 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.