Arboretum News (Press Releases)

Native Gardening Conference Teaches Benefits and Use of Native Plants in Home Landscapes


The 2014 Native Gardening Conference, “Native by Design: Gardening for a Sustainable Future,” will be September 21, with expert-led demonstrations, workshops, tours, practical tips, information, and inspiration. Register by September 15. Read more »

  • 5th-annual Arboretum Local Products Fair Offers Wisconsin-made Gifts

    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013

    The UW–Madison Arboretum will host the fifth-annual Arboretum Local Products Fair on Sunday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Arboretum Visitor ... Read more »

  • Storm water treatment will strip phosphorus from Arboretum pond

    SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013

    The UW Arboretum’s Marion Dunn Pond will soon be home to a pilot project aimed at snatching the phosphorus and sediment from storm water before ... Read more »

  • Earth Focus Day Camp Sessions filling fast

    SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013

    Now in its 22nd year, Earth Focus Day Camp creates outstanding summer nature programs for children ages 3-14. With many different ecosystems including the oldest ... Read more »

  • Call for Artists Steinhauer Trust Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center

    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013

    The Arboretum will be accepting proposals for shows to hang in the Visitor Center gallery January through December of 2014. Deadline: March 28, 2013 The purpose ... Read more »

  • Grant provides funds for extensive brush removal on the Grady Tract


    Throughout 2013 you may notice large-scale restoration work in Greene Prairie and the Grady oak savannas. The Arboretum has hired Quercus Land Stewardship Services LLC ... Read more »

  • A Call for Artists

    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012

    A juried committee meets once each year to select art for exhibit in the Arboretum Steinhauer Trust Gallery. Submissions are reviewed in April, and artists ... Read more »

  • Guide to native plants suitable for southern Wisconsin


    Those wishing to establish native plant gardens on their land can learn from Wisconsin Native Plants Gardens that surround the Arboretum Visitor Center.

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  • Skiing and Snowshoeing in the Arboretum


    The snow has arrived—with a vengeance, and the Arboretum is prepared for snow and the skiing, snowshoeing and winter hiking season. We have designated ... Read more »

  • Winter Enrichment Lecture Series begins January 13

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2010

    Naturalists, environmental educators and the general public are invited to attend a series of environmentally themed lectures held each Thursday morning at the Arboretum Visitor ... Read more »

  • Wisconsin Public Television Program Honors the Arboretum


    The University of Wisconsin Arboretum in Madison is a leader in ecological restoration, research, and contains the oldest restored prairie in the United States. Landscape Legacy, ... Read more »

  • ‘Goose Lake—Wintering Over’ Captures the Beauty of a Wisconsin Winter


    Goose Lake in Adams County, Wisconsin takes center stage at the Steinhauer Trust Gallery in the UW-Madison Visitor Center through December 28. Madison photographer John ... Read more »

  • Arboretum Launches an Interactive Website Map

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010

    If visitors have ever wished there was a place on the Arboretum website where they could view a detailed and comprehensive map of the Arboretum ... Read more »

  • Arboretum gallery features the fabric artistry of Barbara Schneider


    Textile artist Barbara Schneider explores and interprets natural images such as leaves, pods and grasses, reshaping them into sculptural objects emphasizing light and shadow on ... Read more »

  • Arboretum’s Steinhauer Trust Gallery features Oils and Watercolors by Cynthia Quinn

    FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

    “PATHWAYS: Discovering Madison’s Arboretum” will be on exhibit from July 1 through August 29. The public is invited to meet the artist at an opening ... Read more »

  • Science Day Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010

    Plants, butterflies, beetles, bees, dragonflies and damselflies were all featured in the tenth annual presentations of research at the Arboretum…not to mention a culinary version ... Read more »

  • Nationally recognized environmental artist part of Arboretum’s launch of 75th Anniversary events

    THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009

    Some artists work in oil, pastels or watercolors. Joseph Ingoldsby has used sun and sea, a tractor, an airplane, a flat-bottom boat and more ... Read more »

  • ‘Birches and Others’ exhibit combines industrial surfaces with natural elements

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2009

    Ann Singsaas, an artist and biologist living in Stevens Point, paints on steel and other metals. Her subjects are natural materials ranging from birch trunks ... Read more »

  • Arboretum suffers extensive flood damage

    FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2008

    Report from Steve Glass, Arboretum Land Care Manager. When the rains began about 7 p.m. on Saturday June 7, and finally let up Monday evening, ... Read more »

  • Nature the Photogenic opens in the Arboretum Gallery

    FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2008

    Nature photographer Ted Thousand began photographing birds along the Wisconsin River more than 20 years ago using a 35mm SLR camera mounted to the back ... Read more »

  • Prescribed burns taking place at the Arboretum

    MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008

    Each spring and fall the Arboretum conducts “prescribed burns,” controlled fires conducted when a set of conditions fall within specified criteria, making conditions optimal for ... Read more »

  • Arboretum bat monitoring station provides valuable information

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2007

    Very little information exists about bats in Wisconsin: Where are the different bat species in the state? Are they resident or migrating through the area? ... Read more »

  • Arboretum serves as an outdoor classroom for turkey tracking project

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2007

    Of the many wild turkeys roaming throughout the Arboretum, two are now sporting fancy neckwear and participating in a UW-Madison Wildlife Management Techniques class project. Instructors ... Read more »

  • Seedsong on exhibit in the Arboretum’s Steinhauer Trust Gallery

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2007

    Mazomanie artist Hilary Berg celebrates the inner life and outer beauty of seeds with “Seedsong,” a cycle of drawings that explores the quiet secrets of ... Read more »

  • Just published—Prairie Plants of the Arboretum

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2007

    Prairie Plants of The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, a handbook of Midwestern prairie plant species, including selected horsetails, ferns, rushes, sedges, grasses, shrubs, vines, weeds ... Read more »

  • Arboretum Earth Partnership for Schools Program Receives Major Grant

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2006

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum is one 37 museums or libraries out of 183 applications to receive a 2006 National Leadership Grant from the Institute ... Read more »

  • Earth Focus Day Camp at the Arboretum

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2006

    Now in its 15th year, Earth Focus Day Camp continues to create outstanding summer nature programs for children ages 3-14. With more than 1,200 acres ... Read more »

  • Science Day at the Arboretum

    SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2006

    On May 17, University of Wisconsin graduate students doing research in, or relevant to, the Arboretum will be presenting their findings from 1 to 4:30 ... Read more »

  • Arboretum’s embattled Curtis Prairie a test area for adaptive restoration

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2005

    When most people look at Curtis Prairie, they admire the beautiful grasses and flowers, but restoration ecologists see something different—and more ominous. Read more »

  • Student Scientists Present Their Findings

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2005

    Some of the world’s youngest researchers recently presented their findings at the Arboretum’s Earth Partnership for Schools Student Ecological Restoration Research Conference Read more »

  • Young Researchers Share Their Findings

    MONDAY, MAY 3, 2004

    Approximately 100 elementary, middle and high school students from Sparta to Hartland to Argyle gathered to share their ecological experiments and observations at “Restoring Wisconsin’s ... Read more »

  • The Beauty Of Wildflowers Comes To Life With Andrew Hipp’s New Book, Spring Woodland Wildflowers of The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

    THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2004

    This spring, Arboretum-goers can come prepared to venture out into the forests and discover the fascinating species and beautiful colors of Wisconsin flora thanks to ... Read more »