Help Shape the Future of the YAA – Become a Board Member Today!

Help Shape the Future of the YAA – Become a Board Member Today!

Arboretum Friends, Over the last year the Yakima Area Arboretum has proven just how important it is to our community. With the outbreak of Covid-19 everyone quickly learned that outdoor spaces, trails, parks, and public gardens are essential to our well-being and...

Arboretum Programs Inspire Past President

Arboretum Programs Inspire Past President

“2010, planning meeting at the Arboretum in consideration of building a nature center.” This was right up my alley! Since the 1990’s I had been involved in the development of the Seward Park Audubon Center (AC) in Seattle through my membership on the board of Audubon...

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

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...