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Dec 06, 2020

Meet our plants – and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. Dec. 6.

Nov 01, 2020

Meet our plants – and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. Nov. 1

Oct 04, 2020

Meet our plants – and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. Oct. 4

Sep 06, 2020

Leafy and fruity hors d’oeuvres.
Free with admission. Sept. 6

Aug 02, 2020

Meet our plants – and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. Aug. 2

Jul 05, 2020

Meet our plants – and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. July 5

Jun 07, 2020

Meet our plants – and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. June 7

May 03, 2020

Meet our plants – and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. May 3

Apr 05, 2020

Meet our plants – and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. Apr. 5.

Feb 02, 2020

Meet our plants.
Free with admission. Feb. 2

Jan 05, 2020

Meet our plants – and our horticulturalist.
Free with admission. Jan. 5

Oct 23, 2019

They communicate with each other. Send out pheromones when stressed. Adapt their bodies to the environment. Care for their children. Live in community. Breathe. No, we’re not talking animals here, or humans. We’re talking trees – those giants who include the oldest, heaviest and tallest living beings on the planet, and about whom science is … Continued

Sep 25, 2019

Agaves with shark teeth. Trees that poke you. Carnivorous plants. If you think the plant world is all about pretty flowers, it’s time to think again – and time for the Zoo’s annual Savage Garden tour. No, not the band. The actual Zoo garden, which is full of poky, skeletal and otherwise Halloween-themed plants – … Continued

Aug 29, 2019

When you think ‘edible gardening,’ you usually don’t imagine growing banana trees for elephants. But Bryon Jones does. The lead horticulturalist at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium has created an entire garden devoted to plants that zoo animals can munch, nibble or chew. It’s usually hidden from public view. But on this Sunday’s free garden … Continued

Jul 23, 2019

Tangy mint smell. Velvety flowers. Giant sandpapery leaves. Visit a garden with ALL of your senses, and you experience the plant world in a totally different way – which is exactly what Bryon Jones wants you to do. On Sunday August 4 at 10am, the horticulturalist at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium will lead his … Continued

May 02, 2019

No, you won’t find a Tyrannosaurus next to the tigers. But Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium has dozens of living things whose roots go back hundreds of millions of years. Ferns, mosses, cycads and ginkoes – not to mention the Wollemi pine or monkey puzzle tree. Yep, we’re talking plants: living fossils that have been … Continued