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!
Native Trees, Native Uses
Thursday, September 3, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Featured speakers: Randall Hitchin
This month, we’ll be seeking out native tree species and getting to know them well. Join Randall in an easy exploration of our amazing native trees, their ecology, their identification, and the myriad ways they are valued and used by indigenous peoples of our region.
Randall Hitchin is the Outreach and Major Gifts Manager for the Arboretum Foundation. He was the Arboretum’s Collections Manager for nearly 14 years, has conducted botanical field work in several countries, and has authored numerous articles on horticulture topics, some of which have been published in the Arboretum Bulletin. His current project is an evaluation of Mahonia species and cultivars for cultivation in the Pacific Northwest.
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 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.