, April 8-12, 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.

Family Mason Bee Workshop
Monday, April 8, 2019 • 10:00am–12:00pm
Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, OR

Join Hoyt Arboretum and local bee experts from Bee & Bloom to learn all about how to support gentle, solitary mason bees in your own backyard! Slightly smaller than honeybees, mason bees are incredible pollinators. Each one visits as many as 1000 blooms per day — 20 times as many as a honeybee! This workshop will focus on the lifecycle and nesting strategies of mason bees, with a hands-on component where kids and their parents will construct, decorate, and take home their very own mason bee house! Cost: $25 member/$30 non-member.

This workshop will include: A short, kid-friendly presentation on bee diversity and conservation; a focused discussion on how mason bees gather food, nest, and raise offspring; tips for creating pollinator habitat in urban and suburban landscapes; construction and decoration of mason bee houses. Class size is limited to 12 participants; one adult and one child is a single registration; additional children will require an additional registration. Recommended for ages 5 and up. $25/member, $30/non-member. Sign up with Paypal below, or call (503) 823-1649. There are no refunds for cancellations within two weeks of the class date.

Forest Birds Workshop
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 • 9:00am–12:00pm
Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, OR

Mature Pacific Northwest forests host birds that are uniquely adapted to live in different layers of the forest. This workshop will teach you which birds to expect in our coniferous, deciduous, and mixed forests, how to detect them by sight and sound, and which adaptations help them survive and thrive.

In this class, experienced birder Laura Whittemore will introduce you to the common birds of Pacific Northwest mature forests, such as kinglets, creepers, nuthatches, woodpeckers, and owls. Learn how to find and recognize these sometimes elusive species using location, behavior, plumage, and sound. We'll start with an indoor presentation, then you'll use your new awareness on a walk through the Arboretum to detect birds by moving slowly, listening carefully, and paying attention to habitat. Cost: $15/ HAF member, $20/member.

2019 Gaiety Hollow Open Gardens
Sundays, April 7 & 21, 2019 • 1:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday, April 11, 2019 • 5:00pm-8:00pm
Lord & Schryver Conservancy, Salem, OR

The Lord & Schryver Conservancy is delighted to welcome visitors and tours to the Gaiety Hollow gardens. Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver frequently opened their gardens to visitors eager to see their timeless beauty and we are happy to continue that tradition. Mature hedges and shrubs form the backdrop and “bones” to the seasonal display flowers. Visitors in spring enjoy a gorgeous array of camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons, tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths. Later in the season, beds overflow with colorful old-fashioned flowers like Canterbury bells, zinnias, marigolds, heliotrope, and delphinium. In late summer, the dahlias, asters, and other late-blooming plants will steal the show. NEW! Docent-led Garden Tours will take place during Open Garden Sundays at 2pm.

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