, February 11-15, 2019

Chinese New Year
February 5-19, 2019 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR

Chinese New Year at Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of the most popular things to do in Portland. Experience the most joyous two-week celebration for families and individuals with lion dances, glowing lanterns, cultural activities, and more. Plan for the most auspicious visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time online and arriving early for your favorite activities. The festivities end with several nights of Lantern Viewing Evenings when the garden is illuminated with colorful lanterns and lively dragon processions. 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.

Wishing Tree
Tuesday, February 5-Sunday, February 16, 2019 • 12:00pm-2:00pm
Lan Su Chinese 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. Event begins at 10:00am on February 5, 9, 10 & 16.

Folk Art Demonstration
February 5-18, 2019 (Daily, Excluding Thursdays) • 12:00pm-4:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR

Calligraphy is a high art in Chinese culture. See why the writing of beautiful characters is so revered, and watch as expert calligrapher Zhao Ze Ming creates a colorful painting that builds on this ancient art's techniques. Personalized calligraphy is available for a small cost or simply watch a master at work. Event begins at 10:00am on February 5, 9, 10, 16 & 17.

Tuesday Yoga in the Garden
Tuesdays, February 12, 19 & 26, 2019 • 1:00pm–1:50pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Rejuvenate and restore your mind and body with a gentle weekly yoga session surrounded by nature. Instructors Jill Russell and Kelly Carsley will lead you through routines that will optimize your overall well-being through breath awareness, improved joint mobility and increased strength and flexibility. All levels are welcome and supported. Studies show that simply looking at trees and the color green can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve your mood. That makes the Garden's Manor House Fireplace Room, with its wooden floors and beautiful views of the surrounding forest, an ideal place to take a mid-day break that is just for you. Register in advance or just drop in.

Ages 18 and over. Meets weekly in the Manor House Fireplace Room starting February 5, 2019. $12/session or $10 for Leach Garden Friend. To register in advance, please go to and click on "Learn". Drop-ins welcome. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236. 503-823-1671.

Leach Garden Weekly Honeybee Hikes
Wednesdays, February 13, 20, 27, 2019 • 10:00am-11:00am
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Join us for a weekly garden exploration just for preschoolers. Your little one will look for wildlife, listen to the wind and the creek, touch a thimble-berry leaf, water the Children's Discovery Garden and maybe even eat a raspberry right off the vine! Then pause while our guide reads the group a story before helping the children craft something fun. Each week is different with seasonal themes.

This hike takes place Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00am from February 6, 2019–December 11, 2019. Ages: 2–5 years, accompanied by an adult. Dress for the weather! $3.00 per child, non-walkers free. Punch cards available in the Leach Garden Gift House—purchase 5 hikes and get the 6th one free.

Meeting places will change during construction. Meet in the upper garden through March. From April - December, please check the website to confirm meeting location and parking information. Groups with 10+ children/adults must preregister by contacting the Education Coordinator, 503-823-1671. Please check website for possible cancellations. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236.

Wine & Workshop Wednesday: Scent-sational Topiary
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 • 4:30pm(V)
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 • 4:30pm(S)
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 • 4:30pm(G)
Al's Garden & Home, Wilsonville(V), Sherwood, Gresham, OR

Attracting Bees, Butterflies, Birds*
Thursday, February 14, 2019 • 10:00am-11:00am
Jenkins Estate Learning Garden, Beaverton, OR

With Kassia Rudd, Washington County Programs Coordinator, Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom.
This hands-on session will prepare you to incorporate wildlife friendly plants and features into your yard. Already gardening for wildlife? We have something for you too—this session will end with an overview of citizen science opportunities for wildlife gardeners. Whether you are a pollinator fan, or nuts about birds, this session has something for you. Adults and interested teens. *Approved for MG education credit.: WCGMA Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007. On weekends, use the Camp Rivendale entrance, park, and then walk past play structure down to Learning Garden. No registration needed, free parking.

Meet & Greet: Shadow, the Pet Pig with the NW Miniature Pig Association
Friday, February 15, 2019 • 2:00pm-4:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR

To usher in the Year of the Pig, come meet Shadow, the friendliest pig in town! Shadow is a New Zealand Kunekune pig, known for their mellow disposition and long hair. Kunekune pigs do not root for food; they are the only breed that grazes on grass. They are very smart and can live between 15 to 20 years!

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