Homes and gardens events around Portland
Events are free unless noted. Please email calendar submissions at least two weeks in advance to [email protected]
Tulip Festival: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through May 1. Experience the beauty of 40 acres of tulips and more than 200 acres of outdoor spaces and activities. $15 day pass, or $60 season pass; tickets must be purchased at woodenshoe.com; Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, 33814 S. Meridian Road, Woodburn
Spring Into Action: Free Webinars to Learn: Various dates and times, March-June. Discover methods to save time, money and energy on a garden, property or community. From naturescaping to creating an edible landscape, workshops taught by experts from East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District demonstrate ways to benefit people, water and wildlife. emswcd.org
Grow Your Own Produce: The Workshop Series: (online via Zoom) 7-9 p.m. second Thursday of the month through Nov. 10. Permaculture expert Marisha Auerbach helps you learn to maximize your yield with a monthly overview of key garden activities. $100 for a five-class series or $25 per class; permaculturerising.com
Tualatin Valley Beekeepers Association meetings: (online via Zoom until further notice) 6-8 p.m. last Tuesday of the month; tvbabees.org or email [email protected]
Harvest & Design Workshop Series: 10 a.m. second Saturday of the month, May-November. Take a monthly guided tour of a flower farm and learn about the plants you will harvest for your arrangement that day. $85 per workshop or $445 for the seven-class package; Charles Little and Company, 34573 Seavey Loop Road, Eugene; charleslittleandcompany.com
SATURDAY, MARCH 26
Cutting Gardens – Planning, Planting, Cutting: 10 a.m. Instructor Kathy Whitman will teach when, where and what to plant, and how to create beauty in your garden and bring it indoors. $25; Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn; rogersonclematiscollection.org
Gardening 101: Where Do I Begin?: 10-11 a.m. From planning and soil prep to plant selection and maintenance, this class will provide you with a basic understanding of what it takes to become a successful gardener. $10; register at bloomingjunction.com; Blooming Junction Garden Center and Farm Market, 35105 NW Zion Church Road, Cornelius
Bonsai Introductory Class: 10 a.m.-Noon. Learn everything you need to know to get started with bonsai. $25 per person, or $40 for two; call 360-225-8750 to sign up. Tsugawa Nursery, 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland; tsugawanursery.com
Bonsai Continuing Class: 1-3 p.m. Continue learning about bonsai design, techniques and care. $25 per person, or $40 for two; Call 360-225-8750 to sign up. Tsugawa Nursery, 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland; tsugawanursery.com
Bumble Bee Hike: 1-2 p.m. Toddlers can look for wildlife, listen to the wind and creek, smell plants and flowers, and touch the trees and leaves. Register at leachgarden.org; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave.
FRIDAY, APRIL 1
Tree and Native Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 1-2. Choose from over 90 native species, plus a bareroot section featuring fruit-bearing, shade and ornamentals compatible to the Pacific Northwest. Skyline Grange, 11275 N.W. Skyline Blvd.; skylinegrange894.org
Introduction to Spring Mushroom Identification: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Join local guide and expert taxonomist Leah Bendlin to learn about mushrooms. $35; register at leachgarden.org; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
Hortlandia 2022: Back to Our Roots: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Browse a wide range of plants, bulbs, garden art and books, plus enjoy an included lecture series featuring three local gardening experts. $5, free after 3 p.m.; purchase tickets at hpso.memberclicks.net/hortlandia; Westside Commons, 801 N.E. 34th Ave., Hillsboro; hardyplantsociety.org
Trillium Festival & Native Plant Sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate the return of the trillium with interactive learning stations, hikes focusing on native plants and displays on watershed education. Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.; tryonfriends.org
Crafting Garden Plant Markers: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Guest instructor Katie Organ will help you make your own set of five unique plant markers. $25; register at bloomingjunction.com; Blooming Junction Garden Center and Farm Market, 35105 NW Zion Church Road, Cornelius
TUESDAY, APRIL 5
Soil School: (online webinar) 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 28. Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District and West Multnomah SWCD experts share their knowledge and answer questions in a series of soil-related webinars. Find details and register at tualatinswcd.org/get-involved/event-calendar.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7
Friends of West Slope Community Library Tulip Sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 7-9 and 1-5 p.m. April 10. West Slope Community Library, 3678 S.W. 78th Ave.; westslopelibrary.org or 503-292-6416
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
Gardenpalooza: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. More than 30 vendors will offer hundreds of plants, garden art and goods. Bauman’s Farm & Garden, 12989 Howell Prairie Road N.E., Gervais; gardenpalooza.com
Beginning an Organic Veggie Garden: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Learn what to plant, when to plant it and how to reap the most from your efforts. Register at eventbrite.com. Dennis’ 7 Dees Vancouver Garden Center, 10006 Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver
Gardening for Cut Flowers: 10 a.m. Local flower farmer Lara Rowles will share the basics of planning, planting and growing your own cut flowers for beautiful bouquets. $10; register at bloomingjunction.com; Blooming Junction Garden Center and Farm Market, 35105 NW Zion Church Road, Cornelius
Grow Your Own Strawberries Workshop: 10-11:30 a.m. Join WSU Extension Clark County master gardeners for an introductory class that will provide an overview of the three types of strawberries. $6; registration required at eventbrite.com. Call 564-397-5738, email [email protected] or go to extension.wsu.edu/clark/gardening/workshops-events for more information. 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver
SUNDAY, APRIL 10
Native Plant Sale: Noon-3 p.m. Pick from more than 70 species of natives, plus vegetable starts, annuals, perennials and hanging baskets. Spirit of Grace Church, 7400 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton; email [email protected] for further information
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
Earth Day Celebration: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Learn about the environment, forest management, sustainability and conservation while visiting educational exhibits, taking a narrated tram tour or exploring the 80-acre botanical garden. Entry is free but a $5 donation is suggested, parking $5; Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton; oregongarden.org
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
Weed Watcher Workshop: (online webinar) 6 p.m. Join Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District experts to learn how you can help identify priority weeds in the Tualatin River watershed. Find details and register at tualatinswcd.org/get-involved/event-calendar.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22
Mini-Habitat Tabletop Garden Workshop: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Join local artist Weina Dinata to learn how to create your own artful woodland or succulent tabletop native plant garden. $85; Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.; tryonfriends.org
SATURDAY, APRIL 23
Ivy Removal Volunteer Day: 9 a.m.-Noon. Volunteer to restore plant diversity by removing ground or tree ivy. Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.; tryonfriends.org
Home Orchard Education Center Spring Plant Sale: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Peruse a selection of fruiting trees, edible plants, beneficial perennials and more grown, propagated or grafted in the Pacific Northwest. HOEC Arboretum, 21 Inskeep Drive, Oregon City; Call 503-298-5410 or visit homeorchardeducationcenter.org/springplantsale for site-specific directions and more information.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
Naturescaping: Basics: (online webinar) 6 p.m. Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District experts introduce the basic principles of naturescaping, or incorporating native plants into your yard, garden or community, and provide resources to help you start planning your own project. Find details and register at tualatinswcd.org/get-involved/event-calendar.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30
Free Plant Swap: 10 a.m.-Noon. Bring your extra plants, starts, pots, garden supplies and books, and take home what interests you. Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist, 1133 N.E. 181st Ave.
Bare Root Trees, Shrubs & Perennials Sale: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 30-May 1. Peruse a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials and bee cocoons. NatureScaping of Southwest Washington, 11000 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie; naturescaping.org
Spring Garden Fair: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1. Shop more than 100 vendors with plants, pots, garden art and much more. $5 admission, free parking; Clackamas County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 694 N.E. Fourth Ave., Canby; springgardenfair.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
Naturescaping: Site Design: (online webinar) 6 p.m. Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District experts walk through the practice of applying naturescaping principles in creating a site design. Discuss the tools and techniques needed to design your landscape. Find details and register at tualatinswcd.org/get-involved/event-calendar.
SATURDAY, MAY 7
Digging in the Dirt: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit the Oregon Garden, help plant spring annuals and enjoy a brunch buffet, bottomless mimosas and live music afterwards. $40; Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton; oregongarden.org
SATURDAY, MAY 21
Mini-Habitat Tabletop Garden Workshop: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Join local artist Weina Dinata to learn how to create your own artful woodland or succulent tabletop native plant garden. $85; Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.; tryonfriends.org
Floratopia: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 21-22. Enjoy a judged flower show, informative exhibits, botanical arts, photography and more. World Forestry Center, 4033 S.W. Canyon Road; theportlandgardenclub.org
— Corey Sheldon
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