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Arboretum Cohort of South Seattle Community College
Last updated on January 13, 2014


The Arboretum at South serves as an outdoor laboratory for landscape students and horticultural professionals.
It provides groupings of landscape ornamentals and natives, reflecting the interests of the home gardener and commercial landscaper. And, it serves the entire community as a natural retreat in the urban environment.

The Arboretum is associated with the Landscape Horticulture Department at South Seattle Community College. Students use the Arboretum for plant identification, diagnostics, and practicum.

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

The Arboretum 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 Duwamish Greenbelt.

Currently, the "Arb at South" operates with two part-time management interns, student interns and volunteers. It is managed without chemicals, and therefore requires more hand labor to maintain.
Volunteers who join the Cohort work alongside professional gardeners, and receive lunch on Cohort work mornings, normally the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Contact people:

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

Main office number: (206) 934-5323


 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 January 13, 2014

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