Attend the Climate Ready Landscape Plants 2023 open house

The University of Washington Climate Ready Landscape Plants Team invites professionals from landscape design, landscape architecture, nursery, horticulture, restoration, and urban forestry industries as well as other related careers such as Master Gardeners, garden writers, and academics/educators to participate in evaluating climate-ready landscape plants on aesthetic and horticultural qualities.

This study seeks to improve urban water-use efficiency by evaluating landscape plant performance on three irrigation treatments corresponding to the Water Use Classification of Landscape Species (WUCOLS) high, moderate, and low categories of water need. The open house allows landscape, horticultural industry professionals and educators the opportunity to see new plants and share their opinions and preferences by rating a representative sample of the plants in the field.

Participation is voluntary and entails evaluating the aesthetic qualities of new and recently introduced landscape plants. It takes 40-60 minutes to evaluate the plants.

Where: The open house will take place at the Center for Urban Horticulture.

Date: August 29, 2023 

Time: 8-11:30 a.m.

Registration is required, please register using this link.

Important Details: The field is packed dirt on uneven ground with garden fabric runners, sturdy comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and/or a hat are suggested. Parking is free and carpooling is encouraged as there is limited space. Researchers will provide a brief orientation and the supplies necessary to complete the ratings. Cold water will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Allison Fron [email protected] or Dr. Soo-Hyung Kim [email protected].


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