Office of Research

Center for Urban Horticulture (UW Botanic Gardens)


MISSION: Sustaining managed to natural ecosystems - and the human spirit - through plant research, display, and education.

VISION: As an international hub for plant science, information, teaching, and stewardship, we will promote an educated, inspired, and engaged society dedicated to sustainable ecosystem management.

Core Services Offered

Academic Graduate Degrees/Certificates in Restoration Ecology, Conservation Biology & Environmental Horticulture:

Plant Collections for Teaching/Research/Conservation/Display (develop-ment, maintenance, and curation of national and international renown):

Union Bay Natural Area (restored landfill used for teaching/research/recreation):

Elisabeth C. Miller Library (academic and public):

Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium:

Conservation of Washington's Rare Plants:

Adult Public Education:

Children & Family Education:

ProHort - Training Classes for Professional:

Facilities for UW classes, horticultural group meetings, and public rental:,

Funding Information:

Washington State
Arboretum Foundation
UW Endowment Income
Miller Foundation
Faculty Grants

Reporting Structure:

Tom DeLuca, Director, School of Forest Resources

Related UW Entities:

College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Biology,
Burke Museum,
College of Built Environments, Department of Landscape Architecture

Center Details

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Director: Reichard, Sarah, Ph.D.
Location: 3501 NE 41st ST, Seattle, WA 98105
Year Started: 1980
Administrator / Program Manager: Cone, Carrie M.
Administering College/School: College of the Environment 
P.I. Home Department: 24 
Faculty Involvement: 5 faculty in residence. In addition 5 Adjunct, 6 Affiliate, and 3 Emeritus faculty associated.