Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Arboretum holiday event is back this week!

The Arboretum Foundation's annual Gifts & Greens Galore holiday sale returns this month after a one-year hiatus. Fresh-cut wreaths, swags and garlands are the main attraction for this festive event, but an expanded selection of gifts is also promised this year, along with gift wrapping, seasonal refreshments, live music, and "more!"
The sale begins this Friday, December 4, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Graham Visitors Center and continues on Saturday, December 5, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. (Be aware of this traffic advisory relative to the day's Husky football game).
As noted previously on this blog, 2009 marks the 75th anniversary of the Washington Park Arboretum, a partnership between the City of Seattle and the University of Washington. In commemoration of this milestone, the Foundation, the City and the UW will jointly host a reception on Friday evening at the Graham Visitors Center beginning at 6 p.m. The reception, I am told, will feature a "signature cocktail": a hot toddy made with Arboretum honey.
Come one, come all. Parking and admission is free!

My neighbors, Jenefer and Dave Hutchins, remind me that this is a particularly approrpiate time of year to explore the Arboretum's colorful Winter Garden--and to prove their point they provided me with these lovely pictures.

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