July 14, 2018

Silk Road
Sunday, July 1, 2018-Friday, August 31, 2018
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR

Discover the wonders of silk this July & August at Lan Su, including talks, a silk worm display, and a display of silk art and textiles.

Art in the Garden
July 13, 2018 – September 30, 2018
The Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR

Join us for Art in the Garden, which features stunning art installations in the Garden throughout the summer!

Garden Conservancy Tour
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Garden in North & Northeast Portland, OR

Delight in touring seven private gardens in North / Northeast Portland plus free Digging Deeper programs at Garden Fever! and thicket nursery. Timber Press authors will be signing books plus there will be pollinator classes from bee experts and water conservation information from the regional water consortium. All that, plus a Wrap-up Reception at Portland Nursery. You’ll enjoy a day filled with gardening fun and learning plus you’ll be supporting The Garden Conservancy and Hardy Plant Society of Oregon’s Grants and Scholarships program.

Founded in 1989, The Garden Conservancy has helped save or restore more than 80 gardens in North America. In 1995, The Garden Conservancy began organizing the opening of private gardens across the USA as a fundraiser. Hardy Plant Society of Oregon has partnered with The Garden Conservancy to sponsor an Open Day for visitors to tour private gardens in our local neighborhoods, focusing on a different part of our region each year. For 2018, the seven private gardens and the Digging Deeper programs are all in North and Northeast Portland.

In supporting the mission of the Garden Conservancy, your ticket will be championing the continuing efforts to maintain gardens across the nation for public viewing. Some of those gardens in the Pacific Northwest include Peninsula Park Rose Garden (Portland), Elk Rock Gardens at Bishop’s Close (Portland), Gaiety Hollow (Salem), Historic Deepwood Estate (Salem), Mukai Farm and Garden (Vashon Island), The Dunn Garden (Seattle), PowellsWood Garden (Federal Way), Soos Creek Botanical Garden (Auburn), and others.

Your ticket to Open Day also makes it possible for the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon to award grants each year to non-profit organizations throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington. HPSO grants support projects of botanical, horticultural, or historical interest plus children’s education and community gardens. Recent awards have been to Leach Botanic Garden to help build a visitor center, Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy in Lincoln City, Boy Scout Troop 194 for construction of a green-roof learning center, Springwater Environmental Sciences School for construction of a native plant garden integrating science principles, and a garden at Raphael House domestic violence shelter. Additionally, HPSO awards scholarships to students enrolled in horticultural programs at local community colleges. With over 2,500 members, the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon is one of the largest garden organizations on the west coast.

Day Pass tickets will be available in late May on the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon website. Day Passes are available at Garden Fever, Thicket Outdoor Living and Portland Nursery (both locations). For additional information on The Garden Conservancy, visit

Marion County Fair
July 12-15, 2018
Salem Fairgrounds, Salem, OR

Proudly working with Garten Services. Come see the Zero Waste Event at the Fair. By the red brick horse barn.

Growing Gardeners
Friday & Saturday, July 13 & 14, 2018
Linfield College, McMinnville, OR

The Oregon Master Gardener Association conference, Growing Gardeners is July 13 -14th at Linfield College in McMinnville. The conference is open to the public. A range of topics, includes the impact of climate change for gardeners, role of gardening in environmental sustainability and public health, orchid growing, garden bees, and rain gardens among many others. Registration is open and starts at $96 for the two-day conference with extra costs for breakfasts, banquet, tours and workshops. You can go to just one day for a reduced price. Dorm housing is available on campus. For more information, see the OMGA website.

Build Your Own Earthworm Hotel
Saturday, July 7, 2018 • 11:00am(W)
Saturday, July 14, 2018 • 11:00am(S)
Saturday, July 21, 2018 • 11:00am(G)
Saturday, July 28, 2018 • 11:00am(V)
Al’s Garden Center, Woodburn, Sherwood, Gresham, Wilsonville(V), OR

Earthworms play a major role in the ecosystems in which they reside as well as in the world. They effectively recycle nutrients from rotting material and help aerate the soil. Join us to create your very own worm "guests" included!

Willamette Valley Lavender Festival
Saturday, July 14, 2018 • 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, July 15, 2018 • 10:00am-5:00pm
Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, OR

Please accept our invitation to the one place where all things lavender blend with the premier art show of original work painted in the lavender fields of Oregon. Spend a leisurely day enjoying the plein air art show, juried art and craft booths, distinctive lavender products, and lavender in myriad forms while you feast on lavender-based cuisine and refreshment. Talented musicians set the mood while you enjoy a glass of local lavender beer or wine. Relax while you're surrounded by the captivating scent of lavender. Try your hand at lavender crafts or visit a nearby lavender farm. The former Yamhill Lavender Festival has moved to Newberg and has become the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival. This cooperative event brings local lavender growers and community volunteers together. Proceeds from the event benefit many charitable causes.

Little Sprouts – Terrarium
Saturday, July 14, 2018 • 11:00am-1:00pm
Garland Nursery, Corvallis, OR

The kids love this class! They will create their own little ecosystem. Fun and informative, the children will create their own terrarium, learn how to care for it, and then take it home. Cost $7.00 Pre-registration is required. Please call 541-753-6601 to save a spot. 5470 NE Highway 20, Corvallis, OR 97330.

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