Meeting of Like Minds — Renovation of the Historic Rhododendron Glen in UW Botanic Gardens
August 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Enjoy our MOLM as a free, members-only benefit. Please remember to log in before attempting to purchase tickets for this event.
Join us to learn about the ongoing renovations in the Rhododendron Glen–one of the oldest collections in the Arboretum–with many magnificent trees, rhododendrons, and companion plantings.
Ray Larson has been the the Interim Director of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens and is the curator of Living Collections and the Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium. He is a native of Seattle and deeply appreciates the Washington Park Arboretum, which was named one of the top three college gardens in the United States in 2015. The arboretum was without a curator for more than two decades when Ray Larson was appointed in 2015.
From a 2015 Seattle Times article by Valerie Easton:
In the past 30 years, in response to global environmental losses and pressures, the Arboretum has stepped up its work in plant conservation. “We’re focusing on genetic diversity and sourcing plants from wild origin so we can preserve them,” Larson says. “Now we’re more like a zoo.”
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