Portland Rose Society show, plus tours, workshops and plant sales for your spring gardening calendar

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


Royal Rosarian Rose Garden Competition: Open to all rose growers within a 20-mile radius of Pioneer Courthouse Square, this competition requires that completed entries be postmarked or emailed by May 27. For more information and the application package, visit royalrosarians.com.

Iris bloom season: 9am-6pm until May. Stroll through the 10-acre garden and admire more than 500 variations of irises, as well as perennials such as lupine, allium, Icelandic poppy and delphinium. $5 tickets or $30 season passes must be purchased at schreinersgardens.com; Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Road NE, Salem

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

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.

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

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

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

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


Get Growing: Introduction to the vegetable garden: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Learn about site and crop selection, land preparation, pest and disease management, irrigation and more. $10; Precise location to Hazel Dell will be provided upon registration to eventbrite.com/e/get-growing-introduction-to-vegetable-gardening-tickets-325270140747.

Rooted Chrysanthemum Plant Begins Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Choose from a range of hardy and show-style rooted cuttings, and learn about varieties and care from members of the Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society. 78th Street Heritage Farm (Greenhouse 5), 1919 NE 78th St., Vancouver; mums.org/washington

Spring Fever Open Day: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May 28 to 30. Enjoy garden tours, plant sales and special events at eight Cascade Nursery Trail nurseries between Aurora and Salem. cascadenurserytrail.com


Portland Rose Society Spring Rose Show: 1 to 7 p.m. June 9 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 10. Witness the biggest rose show in the country. Lloyd Center (second floor, above the ice rink), 2201 Lloyd Center; portlandrosesociety.org, royalrosarians.com

Milky Oats Workshop: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 9 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 11. Discover the manufacturing know-how of ancestral folk medicine. $100; Wapato Island Farm, 15115 NW Gillihan Road; wapatoislandfarm.com


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

Beginner bonsai lessons: 10:00am-2:00pm This introductory class 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; terragardens.net

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; rogersonclematiscollection.org


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; mcminnvillegardenclub.org


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

–Corey Sheldon

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