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“Gateway to a Greener World”: Arboretum Garden Festival Display
February 26 @ 9:00 am - March 1 @ 8:00 pm$10 – $25
Included in Festival ticket price: $10 to $25 (children 12 and under free).
Each year, Washington Park Arboretum creates a themed display at the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival. In honor of this year’s 50th anniversary of Earth Day, our display “Gateway to a Greener World” will focus on the importance of preserving biodiversity.
Through its collection of 40,000 plants from six continents, Washington Park Arboretum allows visitors to experience the diversity of life first-hand and understand how gardens can be sanctuaries for its preservation.
Our globe-shaped display will celebrate the diversity of plant species found in the Arboretum and also highlight trees and shrubs of conservation concern. These include the wonderfully symmetrical monkey puzzle tree from Chile and Argentina, and the iconic Ginkgo biloba from China—both endangered species in their native ranges but cultivation success stories here in the Pacific Northwest.
Public and private gardens can act as genetic repositories for plant species that are imperiled in their homelands due to habitat loss and climate change.