We are SO fortunate to have a library here in Seattle devoted to the literature of gardening - free and open to the public. It was Betty Miller's vision, and the generosity of the gardening community, that created this unique resource....and now the Miller Library is celebrating its 25th anniversary and you're all invited to come help celebrate.
This is a little bittersweet for me, in part because it makes me feel like a dinosaur to be reminded that I started work at the Center for Urban Horticulture in June 1985! Due to so much help, especially from the Northwest Horticultural Society and the Miller Charitable Foundation, as well as the the faculty, students, and professional horticulturists, the library grew and thrived and I still can't believe it's been that long!!
The library staff invites everyone to stop in on Saturday Nov. 6th, anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., for a piece of celebratory cake and glass of punch. Join in a free, hourly raffle for choice plants, watch a slide show of library history, sign up to borrow books, view beautiful botanical illustrations by Linda Ann Vorobik and bring the kids (age 2-8) for a children's story time at 10:30. If you haven't seen the re-designed, rebuilt (since the eco-terrorist fire bombing in 2001) Merrill Hall, here's your chance....please come join the celebration of our horticultural library treasure....here are a few photos as added enticement....(3501 N.E. 41st Street, near Laurelhurt and University Village; http://depts.washington.edu/hortlib/)