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Thursdays in the Highline Botanical Garden

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HIGHLINE BOTANICAL GARDEN FOUNDATION

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Immerse yourself in gardening. Depending on the season, you might do:

  • Ornamental gardening, including planting, mulching, weeding, staking, dead-heading, pruning, watering
  • Observation, such as pest identification and integrated pest management, plant identification, and developing knowledge of garden design
  • Maintenance of gardens and equipment, including raking, sweeping, cleaning, digging, tool cleaning and storage
  • Propagation/Production, including collection, storage, and sowing of seed, cuttings, transplanting and greenhouse management
Every day you will learn new gardening techniques and build friendships.

Our big garden day is Thursday, but please let us know if another day works better.

More opportunities with HIGHLINE BOTANICAL GARDEN FOUNDATION

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About HIGHLINE BOTANICAL GARDEN FOUNDATION

Location:

PO BOX 69384, SEATAC, WA 98168, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to manage and develop a public garden based on a plant collection that demonstrates the best horticultural and environmental practices and that creates beauty for the public to enjoy. The Highline Botanical Garden Foundation (HBGF) is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation in the State of Washington.

Description

The Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden was planted in 2000 and opened to visitors in 2001. The HBGF was founded by volunteers in 1999 that were committed to creating a regional garden in the Highline area, starting with the preservation of the Elda Behm's garden that stood in the shadow of SeaTac Airport’s proposed third runway. Through efforts of volunteers, the City of SeaTac, and the Port of Seattle, the Foundation moved thousands of plants from Elda’s garden. In 2005 the Seike Family and City of SeaTac relocated the Seike Japanese Garden from the nearby Des Moines Nursery that was scheduled for demolition due to the Airport expansion. Many of the plants in this collection are over 100 years old.
The Garden has slowly expanded by adding plant society beds with display gardens including roses, daylilies, irises, species fuchsia, and hardy fuchsia. Our most recent gardens include the Neighborhood Heritage Garden, Victory Garden, and Woodland Garden. We are also home to a community garden, apiary, and propagation area and greenhouse. The Foundation has built infrastructure to sustain the Garden: irrigation, pathways, and water features. Expansion occurs, according to the Garden’s master plan, as funding becomes available.

Arts & Culture
Community
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

13735 24th Avenue SouthSeaTac, WA 98168

(47.48029,-122.30395)
 

SKILLS

  • Gardening
  • Botany
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Our volunteers meet on Thursdays from 10 am to 2pm, with an optional pre-shift tour at 9:30. The time is flexible, volunteers can help in the garden as little or as much as they like during the designated timeframe.
  • Please bring a lunch or snacks and a water bottle. We provide gloves tools and facemasks.

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