Greater Portland Iris Society show, plus garden tours and workshops for your schedule
Events are free unless otherwise stated. Please email schedule submissions at least two weeks in advance to [email protected]
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 leachgarden.org; 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 emswcd.org.
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 leachgarden.org; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave.
Gifts from Japan: a horticultural story told through botanical art: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through July 4. Explore a selection of botanical illustrations from libraries, museums, gardens, and guest artists across Japan. Free with entry to the garden ($19.95 per adult); Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave.; jardinjaponais.org
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; mountainroseherbsmercantile.com
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 fhfg.org 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; oregongarden.org
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; permaculturerise.com
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; charleslittleandcompany.com
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; portlanddahlia.com
SATURDAY JUNE 18
Cutting Gardens – Plan, Plant, Cut: 10am-11:30am This class will focus on how and when to cut, condition and arrange flowers and greens in your garden. $25; Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn; rogersonclematiscollection.org
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; tsugawanursery.com
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.; Greaterportlandirissociety.org, jardinjaponais.org
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; rareplantresearch.com, villacatalanacellars.com
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; tsugawanursery.com
SUNDAY JUNE 19
To make strawberry jam: 10-11 a.m. Chef Sara Kundelius will walk students through the process of preparing fruit and jars. $15; Blooming Junction Garden Center and Farm Market, 35105 NW Zion Church Road, Cornelius; bloomingjunction.com
TUESDAY JUNE 21
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.; leachgarden.org
SATURDAY JULY 9
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; rogersonclematiscollection.org
Lavender: baguettes and more: 10am-11am Use fresh cut lavender to weave fragrant wands and explore other uses including decorative, household and culinary applications. $30; Blooming Junction Garden Center and Farm Market, 35105 NW Zion Church Road, Cornelius; bloomingjunction.com
THURSDAY JULY 14
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; wapatoislandfarm.com
SATURDAY AUGUST. 6
SATURDAY, SEPT. ten
Salem Hardy Plant Society Fall Plant Sale: 9:00am-3:00pm Browse the show gardens, a selection of garden art and plants for sale. Sebright Gardens, 7185 Lakeside Drive NE, Salem; salemhardyplantsociety.org