• 'Circle of Life' steel and hand-fused glass sculpture by Shirley Erickson. Part of the permanent collection.
  • 'Cascade Evening' basalt sculpture by Reg Akright. Part of the permanent collection.
  • 'Clarity' steel and glass sculpture by Merilee Moore. Part of the permanent collection.
  • 'Genesis III' limestone, granite and wood sculpture by Brian Berman. Part of the permanent collection.
  • 'Stone Vessels' granite sculpture by Verena Schwippert. Part of the permanent collection.
  • Roundness of the Horizon: The Fossil, granite, by Katzutaka Uchida. Part of the permanent collection.
  • 'Fibonacci' by Pam Hom
  • 'Love at First Sight' by Hank Nelson
  • 'Enzo Moon' by Daniel Michael
  • Entry Columns, Little and Lewis, Arbor, Rex Lukinich
  • 'Siblings' by James Madison. To be installed in 2017
  • Insect Hotel – Handmade especially for the Arboretum by a local Master Gardener the hotel provides shelter for insects and promotes pollination.
  • Follow the path to the top of the Viewing Mound and discover the metal water feature 'Fibonacci' by Pam Hom
  • This sculpture was inspired by the discoveries of proportionate geometry found in nature.
  • Enjoy moments of meditation with the soothing sound of flowing water.
  • Shaded rock stairs planted with a variety of Hostas connect the Viewing Mound to the Northwest Native Trail at the bottom.
  • Highlighted by sunlight Acer japonicum (Full Moon Maple) shows off its yellow-green foliage to good advantage.
  • Early Spring is an excellent time to view the color in our Japanese Maple grove, where thirteen different varieties of these spectacular trees strut their stuff.
  • A particularly fine specimen of Acer palmatum 'Villa Taranto' shows it's finely cut leaves in the Spring. A delicate small tree excellent for a small garden.
  • The pale orange leaves of Acer palmatum 'Maho' in the Spring are very unusual and the small stature of this specimen makes it a great candidate for a container.
  • A fine view of the Japanese Maple grove as you cross the bridge over the dry stream bed from the Woodland Garden.
  • This beautiful example of the Japanese Maple (Osakazuki) is one of two magnificent mature specimens in the Japanese Maple grove.
  • Outstanding example of one of our maples.
  • Acer Palmatum 'Shin-desojo' is a good choice for a pot.
  • A well pruned example of a green dissectum Japanese Maple in the Maple grove.
  • Looking from the edge of the Woodland garden, across the Japanese Maple Grove and into the Northwest Demonstration garden makes you want to wander down the path you see in front of you.
  • More of the hydrangea.
  • Looking up the trail past the woodlands bridge.
  • The woodlands Grotto.
  • More Grotto.
  • Pieris Japonica Mt. Fire at it's best aflame.
  • Knadhill & Exbury Azaleas in full bloom on Mothers day.
  • Come and see the new Arboretum sculptures.
  • Leucothoe fontanesiana Facinating leaf coloration begins in the fall while fragrant white flowers form in May.
  • Epemedium rubrum Red-edged leaves in the winter followed by small red flowers.
  • Dwarf conifers
  • The view down a portion of the walk shows Laburnum waterii the Golden Chain Tree with flowers hanging overhead and Magnolia seboldii the Oyama Magnolia blooming in the background.
  • Trees were selected that would not interfere with the existing power lines like the Pagoda Dogwood show here in full flower.
  • Trees were selected for interesting features like Acer griseum the Paper Bark Maple with its peeling bark.
  • This delicate fringe of white flowers shows how Chionanthus virginicus the Fringe Tree got its name.
  • Fall provides us with a show of color along the tree walk. Shown here in late fall is Oxydendrum arboreum the Sourwood Tree.
  • Many hours of volunteer effort go into maintaining the Small Urban Tree Walk
  • A view of the Perennial border; part of the Scent garden and formal White garden with its white garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) and Asian lilies. Golden rod (Solidago) in the foreground adds a wonderful contrast.
  • With white garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) and Asian lilies creating height; white sage (Salvia) and dwarf barberry (Berberis thunbergii) in the foreground, the Scent garden is a sight to behold (and smell to inhale!).
  • Giant hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) in the Scent garden blooms all summer long attracting bees....as well as people.
  • Lace-cap hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla) spill out from behind a tree into a patch of sun in the Woodland garden.
  • A view of the Perennial border; part of the Scent garden and formal White garden with its white garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) and Asian lilies. Golden rod (Solidago) in the foreground adds a wonderful contrast.
  • Northwest Native Plant Trail: be sure to notice the images of leaves and animal tracks in the paved pathway
  • Blue Camass flower; bulbs of this plant were an important part of Native American diet
  • Western Columbine, a favorite of hummingbirds
  • Native Iris
  • Stonecrop, found on rocky cliffs and outcrops throughout the region
  • A glimpse of spring flowering Iris, Stonecrop and Goat’s Beard
  • Garrya elliptica, or Silk Tassel shrub, an uncommon northwest native evergreen shrub.
  • L-R Penstemon Confertus, Uncarvillea mairei, Antirrhinum sempervirens
  • Gentiana pumila
  • Dodecatheon Hendersonii
  • Shrub – Daphne “Lawrence Crocker”
  • Shrub – Leiophylum buxifolium
  • Dwarf conifer- Abies procera “Blaue Hexe”
  • A 900 square foot rock garden featuring alpine perennials, bulbs, dwarf shrubs and dwarf conifers installed at the bottom on the Viewing Mound.
  • New sculpture for the south area to be installed spring/summer 2018.
 

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