March 23–April 29, 2019 • Mon–Thur, 9:00am-6:00pm;
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!
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
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
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
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.