Friday, March 5, 2010

Arboretum --Construction of "Gateway to Chile"

Pacific Connections Phase II

Construction of “Gateway to Chile”

Join in a tour or participate in a public meeting for the future development of the Chilean focal forest in the Pacific Connections Garden at the Washington Park Arboretum. The “Gateway to Chile” project is situated at the southern intersection of Arboretum Drive and Lake Washington Boulevard and will go into construction in late spring 2010.

The project includes the restoration of the now overgrown Holmdahl Rockery and creation of an eye- catching display of colorful Chilean plant species. Before construction starts on the project, Parks will remove 34 mature trees, which include some native species, to make way for the new Chilean garden.

The project includes the planting of 72 Chilean trees that will contribute to the horticultural collection.

The Washington Park Arboretum is a living museum that hosts a diverse world of plants and is a valuable educational tool for the people of Seattle and the entire northwest. Both of these events offer an incredible opportunity for the public to learn more about this development in one of the city’s most prominent Olmsted parks.

Public Tour

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

5:30 p.m.

Meet at Washington Park Playfield (parking area at the south end)

2500 Lake Washington Blvd E., Seattle, WA 98112

Public Meeting

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Graham Visitor Center, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive E.

For more Information or If you requIre special meeting accommodations, please vIsit:

or contact: Andy Sheffer, Project Manager, Seattle Parks and Recreation

800 Maynard Ave S, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98134. 206-684-7041,

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