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.
A Systematic Process
for Simplifying Plant Problem Diagnosis*
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 • 6:50pm
Griffith Park Building, Beaverton, OR
Presenter: Neil Bell, Community Horticulturist, OSU
Extension, Marion/Polk Counties. *Class is approved for
one-hour MG Education Credit. Any plant in any garden
can develop problems from time to time. The vast array
of plants that we grow and the multitude of potential
causes of problems can make the search for the reason
for stress daunting. This presentation describes a
systematic process to make that search a bit easier.
Location: City of Beaverton Griffith Park Building, 4755
SW Griffith Drive, Room 330, Beaverton, OR 97005. Free
event, free parking, no registration needed.
New Year Lantern
Thursday-Sunday, February 6-9, 2020 • 6:00-8:00pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR
Celebrate the end of Lan Su’s Chinese New Year
Celebration with four evenings of traditional lantern
viewings, when the garden glows with hanging red
lanterns illuminating sweeping roof lines and the lake
reflects the lights of a large illuminated 20-ft Dragon
lantern sculpture and lotus lanterns!
During the evenings, the Portland Lee's Association
Dragon & Lion Dance Team will perform traditional
Chinese Lion Dance followed by a lighted dragon
procession. In addition, attendees can participate in
the popular Wishing Tree activity, Eight Treasure
chopstick challenge and calligraphy demonstrations — all
a part of these special evenings.
The Teahouse will offer open seating (no reserved seats)
and a $10 minimum per person (gratuity not included).
Complimentary hot cider for will be provided.
Friday, February 7, 2020 • 5:00pm-7:00pm
Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR
Enjoy light refreshments while learning directly from
our curator as she presents a slide lecture focusing on
the artist and a selection of works on display. For
Golden Crane, Patron, and Steward members only.
Reservations are required. Location: Cathy Rudd Cultural
The exhibition Spirits Rising includes a selection of
photographs from Ishiuchi Miyako’s monumental hiroshima
series, documenting cherished items and clothing left
behind by victims of the atomic bomb detonated in
Hiroshima at the close of World War II that are now
housed at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The
subjects are captured in her unique, moving style that
resurrects and gives voice to those who suffered and
died on that fateful day, bringing to life a renewed
appeal for humanity and global peace.