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!
An Edible Walk…in the Arboretum
Thursday, October 1, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Featured speaker: Walt Bubelis
For this month’s tour, Walt Bubelis will lead us into an outdoor “cafeteria,” asking “What plants might you find to eat in the Arboretum? Is it possible to forage for edibles here? What about finding herbal remedies and tools?” Join us for an edible walk with Walt and discover the surprising answers to all these questions. And be prepared for some curious snacks and tasty treats—Walt-style. You won’t want to miss it!
Walt Bubelis: A legendary figure in local horticulture, Walt was a professor and department head for the Edmonds Community College horticulture program for nearly four decades. Since retirement, he has continued to garden and teach, and he is involved with many local horticulture events and institutions. At the Washington Park Arboretum, he is an active member of the Bulletin editorial board and he plays a vital leadership and advisory role for the Arboretum Garden Stewards program.
4:00 PM — Meet at the Graham Visitors Center (2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle)
4:15 PM — Walk in the Arboretum
5:30 PM — Refreshments and conversation
Please RSVP to Nat Bennett, 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.