EVENTS CALENDAR
Saturday
, February 1, 2020

We Love Valentine’s Day Event
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Tsugawa Nursery, Woodland, WA


- Heavens to Betsy Chocolates • 11:00am-3:00pm
- Free Plant Potting Service • 11:00am-3:00pm


Join us Saturday, February 1st for an entire day of great gifts, decadent chocolate, gorgeous flowers and creating the perfect gift for that special someone.

From 11:00am until 3:00pm, we will be offering a free potting service to those of you who pick out a plant and pot and just don't want to get your hands dirty. We've also received a large order of indoor houseplant pots, perfect for freshening up your decor. Pick out several. They make terrific Valentine's Day gifts!

While you're here, be sure to stroll through our newly updated gift room which features a fabulous new selection of gifts for the season, many that we've never offered before. You're sure to find just the right item for each of the people on your Valentine's Day list.

Then, check out our houseplant area, where you'll find a beautiful array of popular favorites plus a selection of new houseplants that we've never carried before.

We will also be featuring a local chocolatier who knows how to put a smile on everyone's face with her bite-sized delights. Her name is Beaty McBride and her 'Heavens to Betsy' cholcolate business is to die for, so if you need a little something sweet to go along with those beautiful flowers then come say hello to Beaty between 11:00am and 3:00pm.

We hope you can join us for this very special day designed to help you find and create amazing gifts for all your Valentines! www.tsugawanursery.com

Mason Bees 101
Saturday, February 1, 2020 • 10:00am–12:00pm
PCC Rock Creek, Portland, OR


Presenter: Ron Spendal, Master Gardener
Addresses the biology, behavior and natural history of the Mason Bee.

Location: WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek, 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229. Building 4 Classroom. Enter from Springville Rd, drive past Building 9 and Parking Lot E to first stop sign, continue straight on gravel road to Building 4. Parking is free campus-wide on Saturdays. Free event, free parking, no registration needed.

Wishing Tree
January 25-February 5, 2020
• 12:00pm-2:00pm (Mon-Fri); 10:00am-2:00pm (Sat-Sun)
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR

Chinese wishing trees, money trees, and hong bao trees are a big part of Chinese New Year festivities. Every year, billions of people around the world gather to toss their red ribbons up into the wishing tree with hope that it will stick and their wish will come true for good fortune in the coming year. Visitors will have an opportunity to toss a wish for prosperity, happiness and longevity into the wishing tree at Lan Su. Your wish (if you're lucky!) will stay in the wishing tree, but you can learn how to make your own wishing ribbons for use at home at this event. Free with membership or admission. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan for the best visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities. www.lansugarden.org

Family Craft Activity: Make Your Own Year of the Rat Button
Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2, 2020 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Make your own Chinese New Year — Year of the Rat button as memento of your visit to Lan Su. Great for the whole family! All needed materials are provided. This activity is included free with Lan Su membership or admission; no registration is required. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan for the best visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities. www.lansugarden.org



Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration
Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2, 2020 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Calligraphy is a revered art form that has existed for thousands of years and is considered a high art in Chinese culture. Drop in anytime during the scheduled demonstrations to learn more about this art and watch classically-trained scholars from the Wisdom Arts Academy, share techniques of this ancient art. Free with membership or admission. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan for the best visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities. www.lansugarden.org

Kid’s Club: Macramé Plant Hangers
Saturday, February 1, 2020 • 11:00am(W)
Saturday, February 8, 2020 • 11:00am(S)
Saturday, February 15, 2020 • 11:00am(G)
Saturday, February 22, 2020 • 11:00am(V)
Al's Garden & Home, Woodburn, Sherwood, Gresham, Wilsonville(V), OR


Add a burst of fresh fun to your room or space with a houseplant in a macrame plant hanger, created with your own two hands and your imagination! Turn brightly colored yarns and macrame knots into a friendship bracelet for your plants. You'll love this fun project! www.als-gardencenterevents.com



What to Do in the February Vegetable Garden
Saturday, February 1, 2020 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR


With Robyn Streeter of Your Backyard Farmer. Join Robyn for a great refresher on what to do in the veggie garden for the month of February. Learn how to plan your garden for the year. This includes selecting the garden site, how much space you need to feed your family, crop rotation planning, and garden mapping! www.portlandnursery.com

New Year Lion Dances
Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2, 2020 • 11:00am, 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 11:00am, 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Lion Dancing began in China over 2,000 years ago. The imagery and symbolism of the Lion was introduced from India through the influence of Buddhism. The Lion Dance is performed to ward off evil and bring good fortune. The Dancing Lion is accompanied by a drum, a gong, and cymbals. Lion Dances are performed during the Chinese New Year, at grand openings of new businesses, and at weddings and birthday celebrations. See the lion dancers up close as they move throughout the garden to the beat of the loud drum song to welcome the Year of the Pig to Lan Su Chinese Garden! Free with Lan Su membership or admission. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan your visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time and by arriving early for your favorite activities. www.lansugarden.org



Chinese New Year School Performances
Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2, 2020 • 12:00pm-12:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 12:00pm-12:30pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Watch as children from local schools sing and dance! Each performance will take place at Noon on the terrace. www.lansugarden.org



Cultural Performance
Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2, 2020 • 2:00pm-2:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 2:00pm-2:30pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Celebrate the Chinese New Year with cultural performances from local community groups. All performances will take place on the terrace over looking Lake Zither. Free with Lan Su membership or admission; no registration is required. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan your visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time and by arriving early for your favorite activities. www.lansugarden.org



Martial Arts Performances
Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2, 2020 • 3:00pm-3:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 3:00pm-3:30pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Watch these exciting martial arts performances on the terrace during Lan Su’s Year of the Rat Chinese New Year celebrations. Free with Lan Su membership or admission; no registration is required. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan your visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time and by arriving early for your favorite activities. www.lansugarden.org

 
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