University of Idaho Arboretum & Botanical Garden
The University of Idaho Arboreta are outdoor museums maintained for the acquisition and proper curation of a living collection of native and introduced plants hardy in the Inland Pacific Northwest. As a primary reference collection, the arboreta will emphasize plant variation and genetic diversity. Highest priority of the arboreta is to develop, curate, and maintain a diverse collection of cultivars and species of known origin.
As educational facilities, goals of the University of Idaho Arboreta are to:
- provide a site for instruction in botany, horticulture, forestry, landscape architecture, environmental sciences, and other fields related to the living collection;
- encourage authorized research in fields such as plant hardiness, systematics, and hybridization;
- educate the public through field trips, lectures, and tours;
- provide to the public a restful, beautiful environment for the purpose of gaining knowledge and appreciation of the importance of plants.
10 a.m., Saturday, August 12
Meet at the Red Barn on Palouse River Drive
The Wild Garden Program
Presented by Heather Huston from the Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute Listen to a native plant story to learn botanical vocabulary, take part in a scavenger hunt, plant perennial seedlings into pots to bring home and make plant bubble art.