, March 11-15, 2019

Tuesday Yoga in the Garden
Tuesdays, March 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, March
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 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.

Sweet Strawberries
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 • 4:30pm(V)
Saturday, March 16, 2019 • 10:00am(W)
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 • 4:30pm(S)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 • 4:30pm(S)
Al’s Garden & Home, Wilsonville(V), Woodburn, Sherwood, Gresham, OR

We love fresh strawberries. Easy to pick, well behaved, and fun to display strawberries! In this workshop we will be planting strawberry starts in a tree-tiered hanging planter, allowing you to have your fruit directly within reach and keep those strawberries from running and taking over your beds. Plus, the blooms will add lovely color in the spring and the red from the ripe fruit really catches the eye. 21 and over only, please.

Pruning Ornamentals in the Home Garden
Thursday, March 14, 2019 • 10:00am-11:00am
Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate, Beaverton, OR

Presenter: Sandy Japely, Master Gardener. Hydrangeas, lilacs, small trees, and more: Proper pruning greatly improves a plant's appearance and health. Learn basics of pruning small ornamental trees, shrubs, grasses; how much and when to prune, tools to use. Class does NOT cover pruning of fruit trees. Location: WCGMA 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.

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