, February 25-March 1, 2019

Tuesday Yoga in the Garden
Tuesdays, February 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 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 pre-register 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 27, 2019 • 4:30pm(G)
Al's Garden & Home, Gresham, OR

Garden & Public Speaker Series: Rhoda Maurer
Thursday, February 28, 2019 • 2:00pm
Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR

"Approaching Nature from the Slant: A Journey Towards Understanding Our Shared Humanity" - An accomplished horticulturalist shares wisdom not just about plants but on spirituality, social justice, sustainability, environmentalism, and finding wisdom in different worldviews. Rhoda Maurer narrates her journey as a horticulturalist and photographer to find a connection with nature that restores a sense of awe, mystery, and wisdom to our lives. Solutions to complex global challenges cannot be found without looking deeply within ourselves and the relationships we tend with the land, other people, and all living beings. From the interconnectedness of science, art and wellness to the question of what the new social purpose of botanical gardens should be, Maurer will braid together insights on art, science, community, and the relationship between humankind and “Nature with a capital N.” Ticket Price: Location: Yanai Classroom. Members: $15 Public: $20*. *Public tickets do not include Garden admission.

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