2020 Luminaria Candle-lit Walk Cancelled

2020 Luminaria Candle-lit Walk Cancelled

Dear Arboretum Friends, With our most heartfelt apologies, we announce that this year’s annual Luminaria candle-lit walk has been canceled. We have hosted this event for more than 30 years and have come to enjoy it almost as much as our visitors. But after many...

Beautiful Green Spaces Strengthen Our Communities

Beautiful Green Spaces Strengthen Our Communities

Dear Arboretum Friends, If you are like me and believe that communities are stronger and happier when we have beautiful parks and public gardens to relax and recreate in then I invite you to join me in financially supporting the Yakima Area Arboretum.  My name is...

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,...