Events are free unless noted. Please email calendar submissions at least two weeks in advance to [email protected]
Leach Botanical Garden Tour: 1:30 p.m. Fridays and noon Saturdays through April. Learn about the garden’s history, heritage trees, seasonal plants, habitat restoration and more. Register at leachgarden.org; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave.
Bumble Bee Hike: 1 p.m. April 22 and 29, 10 a.m. April 23. 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.
Soil School: (online webinar) 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 28. Tualatin and West Multnomah soil and water conservation districts’ 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.
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
Royal Rosarian Rose Garden Contest: Open to all rose growers within 20 miles of Pioneer Courthouse Square, completed applications for the 84th annual contest must be postmarked or emailed no later than Friday, May 27. For more information and to download the application packet, visit royalrosarians.com
Iris Bloom Season: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 6-31. Stroll the 10-acre garden and take in a display of more than 500 variations of irises, plus perennials such as lupine, allium, Icelandic poppies and delphinium. $5 tickets or $30 season passes must be purchased at schreinersgardens.com; Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Road N.E., Salem
Spring Into Action, Free Webinars to Learn: Various dates and times through 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
Portland Dahlia Society monthly meeting: 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month through December. Take part in a monthly discussion of seasonal topics. Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way; portlanddahlia.com
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
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
Yamhill County Master Gardener Plant Sale: Online shopping only opens for vegetables, annuals and perennials at ycmgaplantsale.com. Scheduled pickup May 12-15 at Yamhill County Fairgrounds; ycmga.org or 503-434-7517
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.
Earth Day Celebration: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy tours, a bee research demonstration, interactive activities and more. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave.; leachgarden.org
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.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29
Woodland High School Plant Sale: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Choose from a variety of vegetables, geraniums, bedding plants, succulents, hanging baskets and more. Woodland High School (greenhouse), 1500 Dike Access Road; woodlandschools.org/whs-plant-sale
Echo Ranch Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 29-30. Select from plants, flowers, vintage gifts and Mother’s Day items. Echo Ranch, 19131 S.E. Foster Road, Damascus; echo-ranch.org
SATURDAY, APRIL 30
Beaverton Garden Club Plant Sale: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saint Cecilia School (parking lot), 5105 S.W. Franklin Ave., Beaverton
Tualatin Valley Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-noon, April 30 and May 7. Shop vegetable and flowering plants, and get advice from garden club experts. Hillsboro Farmers’ Market, 150 E. Main St.; sites.google.com/site/tualatinvalleygardenclub/home
Oak Grove Garden Club Spring Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tour the gardens and browse a variety of potted plants raised in local conditions, plus other garden items. Risley Landing Gardens, 16195 S.E. River Forest Place, Milwaukie; oakgrovegardenclub.com
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.
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
Spring Plant Sale: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 30-May 1. Explore a 32-acre organic farm and apothecary, and purchase certified organic plant starts and medicinals. Wapato Island Farm, 15115 N.W. Gillihan Road; wapatoislandfarm.com
Bare Root Trees, Shrubs & Perennials Sale: Noon-3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 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
SUNDAY, MAY 1
Greater Portland Iris Society floral show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Discover a showcase of early spring bloomers. Free with entrance to Spring Garden Fair (above); Clackamas County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 694 N.E. Fourth Ave., Canby; springgardenfair.org, greaterportlandirissociety.org
Native Plant Sale: Noon-3 p.m. Choose from Northwest natives, organic vegetable starts, annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and flowers. Spirit of Grace Church, 7400 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton; spiritofgracepdx.org
TUESDAY, MAY 3
Soil Basics for Beginning Gardeners workshop: (online via Zoom) 6-7 p.m. Experts from the WSU Clark County Extension Master Gardener Program will talk about the basic science of soil food web and what steps you can take to improve and maintain your soil. Register at wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkcequqTIiHNwAzU4R5B4Ks4bIbz9TckZJ; call 564-397-5738 or email [email protected] for more information. extension.wsu.edu/clark/gardening/workshops-events
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
Powell Valley Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Select from perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees and other garden items. Powell Valley Church, 1335 S.E. 282nd Ave., Gresham
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
Villa Garden Club Plant Sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shop a selection of perennials, sedums, natives, ground covers and more. Parkrose Community United Church of Christ, 12505 N.E. Halsey St.
Incredible Edibles Plant Sale: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Choose from an array of organic veggie and herb starts, and enjoy workshops, music and more. 1624 N.E. Hancock St.; multnomahmastergardeners.org/incredible-edibles
Mother’s Day in the Garden: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy a demonstration of planting clematis in containers, plant sales in the greenhouse and more. Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn; rogersonclematiscollection.org
SATURDAY, MAY 14
Gathering in the Garden: Celebration of music, spring and gardening. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shop for organic tomato starts, landscaping plants, perennials, shrubs, garden tools, accessories, art and more. Eastmoreland Garden, Southeast 27th Avenue and Bybee Boulevard; eastmorelandpdx.org
MONDAY, MAY 16
“Private Gardens of the Pacific Northwest” lecture & book signing: 6-7 p.m. Join author Brian Coleman as he talks about his book and visits to 20 private gardens. Pittock Mansion, 3229 N.W. Pittock Drive; pittockmansion.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