Nicky Bocek, “Please Support this Community Asset”

Nicky Bocek, “Please Support this Community Asset”

"The Arboretum is a wonderful asset for our community. This was never more apparent than during the Covid-19 shutdown this spring, when so many of us were quarantined, and community children could not attend school. The Arboretum became a haven for families and...

Diana Wilkinson Shares Why She Loves the Arboretum

Diana Wilkinson Shares Why She Loves the Arboretum

I HAVE BEEN A VOLUNTEER AT THE ARBORETUM FOR FIVE YEARS; INVOLVED WITH THE ANNUAL ARBOR FEST ACTIVITIES, HOSTING GARDEN TOURS, LIGHTING CANDLES AT THE LUMINARIA, ON THE AUTUMN BOUNTY PLANNING COMMITTEE AND EVENTUALLY SERVING ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. THE ARBORETUM IS...

Greetings from our Executive Director

Greetings from our Executive Director

Hello Arboretum Friends, Look out! So much is happening at the Arboretum this September. First, our traditional fall fundraiser Autumn Bounty, has been re-envisioned for 2020. No big tent, no live auction, and no partying on the courtyard. Instead you'll find...

An Arboretum Update

An Arboretum Update

Hello Friends, We wanted to give you and update from the Yakima Area Arboretum. So much has changed in the last three weeks as the events of the Covid-19 coronavirus have unfolded. The grounds are still open for your enjoyment, and will remain open unless we are...

A Note from Your Friends at the Yakima Area Arboretum

Dear Arboretum Friends, First let's start with some good news. Despite all the cancelling and postponing of events and classes in the coming months, the Yakima Area Arboretum grounds will continue to be open for your enjoyment and mental health. If you feel up to it,...

Tree Investments—Making the Right Choice

Tree Investments—Making the Right Choice

Let’s face facts: A tree is probably the largest monetary investment you will make in a plant.  Unlike annuals and perennials, a tree is a long-term investment that matures over time.  When shopping many people fear they will select the “wrong” tree - a tree that...

Celebrating 50 Years! 1967-2017

Celebrating 50 Years! 1967-2017

The dream started over fifty years ago when several members of the Central District of the Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs gathered together on a dry and dusty patch of old farm land, tucked between the river and the future Interstate 82, to plan.  As they...