UW News

November 12, 2009

Enjoy the flora of southern Chile in Nov. 19 presentation

The Arboretum Foundation will present famed plant hunter Dan Hinkley and Richie Steffen, curator of the Miller Botanical Garden, giving a lecture about the fabulous flora of southern Chile, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Center for Urban Horticulture.

In this talk and slide show, titled In Sync with the Flora of Chile, the two will discuss a number of beautiful and unusual species that are worthy of wider cultivation. Hinkley and Steffens believe that despite the dominance of Eurasian plant species in the gardens of the Pacific Northwest, there is no place on Earth more in sync with our region, floristically speaking, than southern Chile.

The event is presented as part of the Arboretum’s 75th Anniversary Event Series.

Admission and parking are free. Seating for the lecture is limited. E-mail info@arboretumfoundation.org or call 206-325-4510 to RSVP. Please include your name, phone number, and the number of people attending.

To learn more about the Elisabeth Carey Miller Botannical Garden, visit online here. For more information on this event, visit online here.