, April 1-5, 2019

March 23–April 29, 2019 • Mon–Thur, 9:00am-6:00pm; Fri-Sun, 8:00am-7:00pm
Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn, OR

There are dozens of exciting activities taking place at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest! Click on the tabs below to learn about daily, weekend, and special events!

Scholars' Rocks Display
April 1, 2019-April 30, 2019 • 10:00am-6:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR

Lan Su Chinese Garden in partnership with Asia America, presents an exhibition of Gongshi for the entire month of April in celebration of Scholar's Arts month in the garden! This will be a unique opportunity to purchase these prized and rare stones for your own inspirational collection.

The preferred aesthetic of a Scholar’s Rocks is based on subtleties of color, shape, markings, surface of wood, and sound. Prized qualities include awkward symmetry, resonance of sound when struck, resemblance to mountainous landscapes and texture. Stones are often displayed on a wood pedestal that has been carved specifically for the stone.

Scholars' Rocks also known as Gongshi have been collected for aesthetic and religious purposes evolving from the use of larger stones in gardens for over 1,000 years. These stones were also used by scholars (also known as literati) for meditation and inspiration. Scholars' Rocks can be a variety of stone, set on carved rosewood pedestals. With a range in form and color, coarse or smooth and have dramatic form meant to evoke feeling from the viewer.

Tree Time! Preschool Walk - Decomposers
Monday, April 1, 10:00am–11:30am
Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, OR

Bring your little one out for a fun and interactive morning walk at Hoyt Arboretum. Tree Time! introduces children to the wonders of nature, and each week centers around a different nature theme to encourage hands-on exploration of plants, streams, bugs, and wildlife. All walks are geared for children ages 2-6. Walks are led by a volunteer Arboretum Naturalist, who will read a story and end with a craft for the children to take home. No pre-registration is necessary; please meet at the Visitor Center at 4000 SW Fairview Blvd. dressed for the weather. Tree Time! is held rain or shine. Cost: $5/child.

Seasonal Bugs & Beasties
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 • 6:50pm
Griffith Park Building, Beaverton, OR

Presenter: Jean Natter, Master Gardener. Each season brings different bugs into our gardens and homes. Some of these are beneficial, at least in the garden, while others are problematic. In this presentation Jean Natter describes some of the critters that greet us and offers suggestions for effective and appropriate responses. Approved for 1 hour of MG education credit. Location: City of Beaverton, Griffith Park Building, Room 330, 4755 SW Griffith DR, Beaverton, OR 97014. Sponsored by Washington County Master Gardeners Assn. No registration needed, free parking.

Growing NW Native Plants
Thursday, April 4, 2019 • 10:00am-11:30am
Jenkins Estate, Beaverton, OR

Presenter: Ardis Schroeder, Master Gardener. What is the definition of a native plant? What specific Northwest native plants will grow well in my yard or garden? Come discuss and explore this timely topic. 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. Sponsored by Washington County Master Gardeners Assn. No registration needed, free parking.

Magnolia Tour with the Curator
Thursday, April 4, 2019 • 12:00pm
Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, OR

April is the time to head outside and enjoy spring color in Portland. Join curator Martin Nicholson for our annual tour through Hoyt's nationally-accredited Magnolia Collection, and get a glimpse of the magnificent magnolia blooms while learning about this ancient and diverse species of trees.

The tour will occur rain or shine. Dress for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes for walking on trails. Bring your camera to photograph one of Portland's best displays of spring color! This is a free event, and registration is not required; please meet at the Visitor Center at noon. Free!

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