MARCH – David Selk – Horticulture with the Animals

David Selk

Horticulture with the Animals

Monday March 19th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 Map

GorillaThis presentation will discuss the role of horticulture in a zoological setting. To accomplish this, a brief history of horticulture at Woodland Park Zoo will be described followed by an explanation of habitat immersion and its role in modern zoo exhibitry. This will set the foundation for a discussion of how the design of a zoological exhibit is approached from a botanical viewpoint, how plant choices are made, and what role the landscape plays in animal health, animal enrichment, the visitor experience, and education. The 100% organic rose garden and the role of pesticides in such a public setting will be touched on. Finally there will be a discussion about the challenges and rewards of maintaining a year round landscape exposed to more than a million visitors a year.

Work Party – Sat March 31st – 10-3- New Bed!

The new entrance bed, before

The new entrance bed, before


Due to the rain, we cannot accept a delivery of soil on the lawn at our site tomorrow, so we will NOT be spreading soil on Saturday.  Instead, we will be installing some of the plants that we have available in Bed One.   YAY!   We will postpone the soil delivery until early May.



Please join us for a new work party spreading dirt! We’ll meet at CUH on Saturday, March 31st, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm to spread another load of dirt. We’ll take a lunch break at Burgermaster! Bring your shovels, gloves, and a good sense of humor! We’ll also start on prepping the new bed, by lifting the stones and clearing out the weeds. We hope to start planting these beds the last half of April, after the plant sale.

Candids from our first Work Party – 2011

FEBRUARY – Flower and Garden Show 2012

NW flower and garden show logo "A floral Symphony"We hope to see you at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show February 8 – 12, 2012.

You can see our previous booths on our Flower and Garden show pages.


NWFGS – 2012 – Videos and Pictures for making Woven Willow