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!
Mason Bees in the Arboretum and Your Garden, Too
Thursday, January 21, 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Featured speaker: Missy Anderson (aka Queen Bee)
It may still feel like winter outside, but now is the perfect time to plan for next season’s garden. Our speaker will introduce the fascinating world of orchard mason bees. Learn where they live, what they eat, and all about the incredible pollination services they give to our gardens for free.
Missy Anderson has raised bees for more than 15 years and is a recognized authority on orchard mason bees. She speaks widely throughout King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties, teaching groups of all ages how to be successful bee farmers. Please bee sure to join us for this truly unique experience and please bee sure to RSVP.
Rain or Shine: This is an indoor event
3:00 PM — Meet at the Graham Visitors Center (2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle)
3:15 PM — Presentation in Wisteria Hall
4:30 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.