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South Seattle College Arboretum CoHort
Last updated on July 14, 2015


The Arboretum ("the Arb") at South Seattle College serves as an outdoor laboratory for landscape students and horticultural professionals.
It houses groupings of ornamental and native plants, reflecting the interests of the home gardener and commercial landscaper. It serves the entire community as a natural retreat in the urban environment.

The Arb is associated with the Landscape Horticulture Department at South Seattle College, providing a forum for students to learn plant identification, diagnostics, and practicum.

The volunteer CoHort program was established in September 2008 by an alumni, to provide the Arb with additional hands to maintain the gardens beyond what students can provide from quarter to quarter.

The Arb was established in 1979, the result of a student petition to the College. The college supported efforts of students in the Landscape Horticulture Program to build and plant this five-acre urban garden site, located next to the West Duwamish Greenbelt.

Currently, the Arb operates with one part-time management intern, one student intern and occasional volunteers. It is managed without chemicals, and therefore requires more labor to maintain.
Volunteers who join the CoHort work alongside professional gardeners, and receive refreshments on CoHort work days, normally the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Contact people:

 Mark Pollock, Arboretum Management Intern, (phone), (email)
Van Bobbitt, Arboretum Director, (phone), (email)
Robert Glatt, Dean, Professional & Technical Education, (phone), (email)

Main office number: (206) 934-5396


 6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)

Web Site: http://southseattle.edu/arboretum/index.html


 Only part of the garden is totally accessible to wheelchairs
  Nearest Bus Stop: 6000 16th Ave SW, 10 minute walk

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Last updated on July 14, 2015

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