UW Center for Urban Horticulture is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1983 as a continuation of the Washington Park Arboretum founded in 1934 as part of the Legacy Olmsted plan. The UW Center for Urban Horticulture along with The WA Park Arboretum encompass 230 acres as a learning center for all ages. The 16 acres dedicated to the UW Center for Urban Horticulture site serve as the primary meeting place for 200+ organizations, including 60 horticulture groups. The Center’s Merrill Hall was the first sustainable building to be built on the UW Seattle Campus. It houses classrooms, research labs, the Miller library, and the Hyde Herbarium. The Center provides over 70,000 visitors each year with an opportunity to learn about the over 10,478 plant specimens as part of the Living Plant Collection. The Center for Urban Horticulture serves the public, students at all levels, naturalists, gardeners, and nursery and landscape professionals with its collections, educational programs, interpretation, and recreational opportunities. With our assistance, the hopes of those children and adults may be fulfilled. For more information, please visit www. depts.washington.edu/uwbg.