Garden tours, workshops and flower shows to add to your calendar

Events are free unless otherwise stated. Please email schedule submissions at least two weeks in advance to [email protected]


Adelman Peony Gardens Open House: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through June 15. Roam 25 acres of produce fields or stroll through two acres of show gardens. Adelman Peony Gardens, 5690 Brooklake Road NE, Salem;

Visit to Leach Botanical Garden: 1:30 p.m. on Friday, 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday until June. Learn about the history of the garden, heritage trees, seasonal plants, habitat restoration and more. Register on; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave.

Take 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 landscaping to creating an edible landscape, workshops led by experts from the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District show how to benefit people, water and wildlife at

Bumblebee hike: 10-11 a.m. Wednesday through June. Toddlers can look for wildlife, listen to the wind and stream, smell plants and flowers, and touch trees and leaves. Register on; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave.

Mountain Rose Herbs Sunday Appendix Series: 1-3 p.m. Sunday through July. Learn from plant-conscious teachers, businesses, and locals about herbalism, healthy living, and more. The scalable cost/donation varies; Mountain Rose Herbs Business Annex, 152 W. Fifth Ave., Eugene;

Forest Grove 150th Anniversary Open House and Garden Open Series: June 26, July 17 and August 13. Discover a series of home and garden tours in and around Forest Grove. $10 per event includes a drink and a snack; the precise addresses are provided after registration on or 503-992-1280.

Art in the garden: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until September 3. Local artists will showcase handcrafted pieces throughout the 80-acre botanical garden. Free with entry to the garden ($12 per adult); The Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton;

Grow Your Own Products Workshop Series: (online via Zoom) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month until November 10. Permaculture expert Marisha Auerbach helps you learn how to maximize your yield with a monthly overview of key garden activities. $100 for a series of five classes or $25 per class;

Harvest and Design Workshop Series: 10 am on the second Saturday of the month until November. Take a monthly guided flower farm tour and learn about the plants you will harvest for your arrangement that day. $85 per workshop or $445 for the seven-course package; Charles Little and Company, 34573 Seavey Loop Road, Eugene;

Little Sprouts On-The-Go Class Kits: (online instruction) Every month until December. Children will learn a variety of seasonal garden topics through these hands-on activities. $10 registration required; Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Highway 20, Corvallis; garlandnursery.com541-753-6601 or 800-296-6601

Portland Dahlia Society Monthly Meeting: 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month until December. Participate in a monthly discussion on seasonal topics. Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way;

Tualatin Valley Beekeepers Association Meetings: Online via Zoom until further notice; 6-8 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month; or email [email protected]


Portland Rose Society Spring Rose Show: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attend the largest rose show in the country. Lloyd Center (second floor, above the ice rink), 2201 Lloyd Center;,


Natural pest control: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Learn how to protect your plants with beneficial insects, natural insect repellent and more. $10; Blooming Junction Garden Center and Farm Market, 35105 NW Zion Church Road, Cornelius;

Beginner bonsai lessons: 10:00-14:00 This introductory course includes all materials, a book, pot, soil, bonsai, use of bonsai tools and three hours of instruction. $60; Terra Gardens Nursery & Bark, 270 Cordon Road NE, Salem;

Inviting tour of the vineyard garden: 10:00am-4:00pm Visit five private gardens in the Lake Oswego-West Linn area, enjoy a guided tour of the Rogerson Clematis Garden and participate in a silent auction. $30; Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn;

Milky Oats Workshop: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Discover the manufacturing know-how of ancestral folk medicine. $100; Wapato Island Farm, 15115 NW Gillihan Road;


Visit of the garden and fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring over 60 garden-themed vendors, this event will showcase traditional and specialty plant growers, garden art and more. The tour (10am-3pm; $10) includes admission to five gardens. Northeast Cowls Street between First and Third Streets, McMinnville;


Cutting Gardens – Plan, Plant, Cut: 10am-11:30am This class will focus on how and when to cut, condition and arrange your garden flowers and greens. $25; Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn;

Introduction to bonsai course: 10am-12pm. Learn everything you need to know to get started with bonsai. $25 registration required at 360-225-8750; Tsugawa Nursery, 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland;

Greater Portland Iris Society Show: 10:00-16:00 Admire a showcase of late-season Japanese Iris and Spuria. Free with entry to the garden ($19.95 per adult); Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave.;,

Open House Research Rare Plants and Cellars Villa Catalana: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy tours of the open garden, nursery, and winery during this all-day event. Rare Plant Research, 11900 S. Criteser Road, Oregon City;,

Continuing class of bonsai: 1-3 p.m. Learn more (see introductory lesson above) about bonsai care, techniques and design. $25 registration required at 360-225-8750; Tsugawa Nursery, 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland;


Summer Solstice Event: 10am-5pm Celebrate the start of summer in the garden. $5, 12 and under are free; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave.;


Summer pruning for fall flowers: 9:30-11:30 Learn how to extend the blooming season of your clematis with summer pruning. $25; Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn;


Vinegar workshop: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 14 and 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on July 16. Learn about vinegar-making techniques on a 32-acre organic farm on Sauvie Island. The scalable cost/donation varies; Wapato Island Farm, 15115 NW Gillihan Road;


Portland Rose Society Mini Rose Show: More information to come. Pittock Mansion, 3229 NW Pittock Drive;,

–Corey Sheldon

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