Homes and Gardens Events Around Portland
Events are free unless otherwise stated. Please email schedule submissions at least two weeks in advance to [email protected]
Tulip Festival: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday to Sunday until May 1. Discover the beauty of 40 acres of tulips and over 200 acres of outdoor spaces and activities. $15 day pass or $60 season pass; tickets must be purchased at woodshoe.com; Wooden Tulip Farm, 33814 S. Meridian Road, Woodburn
Take Action: Free Webinars to Learn: Dates and times vary, March-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. emswcd.org
Grow Your Own Products: The 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: 10.00 am second Saturday of the month, May-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
SATURDAY MARCH 26
Cutting Gardens – Plan, Plant, Cut: 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 to start? : 10am-11am From soil planning and preparation to plant selection and care, this course will provide you with a basic understanding of what it takes to become a successful gardener. $10; register on bloomingjunction.com; Blooming Junction Garden Center and Farm Market, 35105 NW Zion Church Road, Cornelius
Introduction to bonsai course: 10am-12pm. Learn everything you need to know to get started with bonsai. $25 per person or $40 for two; call 360-225-8750 to register. Tsugawa Nursery, 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland; tsugawanursery.com
Continuing class of bonsai: 1 to 3 p.m. Continue to learn about bonsai design, techniques, and care. $25 per person or $40 for two; Call 360-225-8750 to register. Tsugawa Nursery, 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland; tsugawanursery.com
Bumblebee hike: 1 to 2 p.m. Toddlers can observe wildlife, listen to the wind and the stream, smell the plants and flowers, and touch the trees and leaves. Register on leachgarden.org; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave.
FRIDAY APRIL 1
Sale of native trees and plants: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday April 1-2. Choose from over 90 native species, plus a bare-root section with fruit, shade, and ornamental plants compatible with the Pacific Northwest. Skyline Barn, 11275 NW Skyline Blvd.; skylinegrange894.org
Introduction to the identification of spring mushrooms: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Join local guide and expert taxonomist Leah Bendlin to learn more about mushrooms. $35; register on leachgarden.org; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave.
SATURDAY APRIL 2
Hortlandia 2022: Back to our roots: 9:00am-4:00pm Browse a wide range of plants, bulbs, garden art and books, and enjoy an included lecture series featuring three local gardening experts. $5, free after 3 p.m.; buy tickets at hpso.memberclicks.net/hortlandia; Westside Commons, 801 NE 34th Ave., Hillsboro; hardyplantsociety.org
Trillium Festival and sale of native plants: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate the return of the trillium with interactive learning stations, native plant hikes, and watershed education exhibits. Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd.; tryonfriends.org
Crafting Garden Plant Markers: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Guest instructor Katie Organ will help you create your own set of five unique plant markers. $25; register on 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 until April 28. Experts from the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District and West Multnomah SWCD 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. to 4 p.m. from April 7 to 9 and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on April 10. West Slope Community Library, 3678 SW 78th Ave.; westslopelibrary.org or 503-292-6416
SATURDAY APRIL 9
Jardinpalooza: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Over 30 vendors will be offering hundreds of plants, garden art and products. Bauman Farm and Garden, 12989 Howell Prairie Road NE, Gervais; gardenpalooza.com
Starting an organic vegetable garden: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Learn what to plant, when to plant it, and how to get the most out of your efforts. Register on eventbrite.com. Dennis’ 7 Dees Vancouver Garden Centre, 10006 Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver
Gardening for cut flowers: 10:00 am Local florist Lara Rowles will share the basics of planning, planting and growing your own cut flowers for beautiful bouquets. $10; register on bloomingjunction.com; Blooming Junction Garden Center and Farm Market, 35105 NW Zion Church Road, Cornelius
Workshop Grow your own strawberries: 10-11:30 a.m. Join the Clark County Extension WSU Master Gardeners for an introductory class that will provide an overview of the three types of strawberries. $6; compulsory registration 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 NE 78th St., Vancouver
SUNDAY APRIL 10
Sale of native plants: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from more than 70 native species, plus sprouts, annuals, perennials, and hanging baskets. Spirit of Grace Church, 7400 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton; spiritofgracepdx.org for more information
SATURDAY APRIL 16
Earth Day Celebration: 10am-4pm; Learn about the environment, forest management, sustainability, and conservation while visiting educational exhibits, taking a narrated trolley tour, or exploring the 80-acre botanical garden. Admission is free but a $5 donation is suggested, parking $5; Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton; oregongarden.org
Plant Sale on Dairy Creek Community Food Network: 11am-3pm Saturday and 1pm-3pm Sunday 16-17 April. Shop for a variety of vegetables, flowers, herbs and more. Crossroads Church, 1523 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove; dairycreekcommunityfoodweb.org
WEDNESDAY APRIL 20
Weed Watcher Workshop: (online webinar) 6 p.m. Join experts from the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District 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 Table Garden Workshop: 5:30-6:30pm Join local artist Weina Dinata to learn how to create your own tabletop woody or succulent native plant garden. $85; Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd.; tryonfriends.org
SATURDAY APRIL 23
Ivy Removal Volunteer Day: 9h-12h. Volunteer to restore plant diversity by removing ground or tree ivy. Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd.; tryonfriends.org
Home Orchard Education Center Spring Plant Sale: 10:00am-3:00pm Browse a selection of fruit 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 instructions and more information.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 27
Nature planning: the basics: (online webinar) 6:00 p.m. Experts from the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District present the basics of landscaping or incorporating native plants into your yard, garden, or community, and provide resources to help you get started planning your own project. Find details and register at tualatinswcd.org/get-involved/event-calendar.
SATURDAY APRIL 30
Free Plant Exchange: 10am-12pm. Bring your extra plants, planters, pots, gardening supplies and books, and take home what interests you. Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist, 1133 NE 181st Ave.
Sale of trees, shrubs and bare root perennials: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 30-May 1. Browse a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials and bee cocoons. NatureScaping of Southwest Washington, 11000 NE 149th St., Brush Prairie; naturescapeing.org
Spring Garden Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 30 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 1. Shop over 100 vendors with plants, pots, garden art and more. admission $5, free parking; Clackamas County Fairgrounds and Events Center, 694 NE Fourth Ave., Canby; springgardenfair.org
WEDNESDAY MAY 4
Landscaping: Site Design: (online webinar) 6:00 p.m. Experts from the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District explain how to apply landscaping principles in 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 ground: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Visit the Oregon Garden, help plant spring annuals, and then enjoy a brunch buffet, bottomless mimosas, and live music. $40; Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton; oregongarden.org
SATURDAY MAY 21
Mini-Habitat Table Garden Workshop: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Join local artist Weina Dinata to learn how to create your own tabletop woody or succulent native plant garden. $85; Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd.; tryonfriends.org
Floratopia: 10am-4pm May 21-22. Enjoy a judged floral show, informative exhibits, botanical arts, photography and more. World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon Road; theportlandgardenclub.org