April 9-13, 2018

Arbor Month Celebration and 90th Birthday Party for Hoyt Arboretum
April 1-29, 2018
Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, OR

This year is particularly special, as it marks the 90th birthday of Hoyt Arboretum’s founding in 1928. The Arboretum invites the public to celebrate 90 years of loving trees with a family-friendly birthday party on Saturday, April 28, complete with music by local entertainer Mo Phillips, cake, crafts, and storytime on the Redwood Deck with Timber Joey from the Portland Timbers. “During April, there are so many ways for Portland residents to enjoy and explore the trees at Hoyt Arboretum,” says Anna Goldrich, Executive Director of Hoyt Arboretum Friends. ”Our 90 th Birthday Celebration at the end of the month provides a special moment to celebrate those who thought to protect this special place for the public so many years ago – and it’s just going to be a really fun day.” Hoyt Arboretum has 12 miles of trails and 189 acres of forest for visitors to enjoy, as well as a variety of special Arbor events throughout April. Hoyt Arboretum is open and free all year long from sunrise to sunset for the public’s enjoyment. Parking is available for a nominal fee in the parking lots. The Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center is open weekdays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and 11:00 am to 3:00 pm weekends. Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd, Washington Park, Portland, Oregon. To see all Arbor Month events, visit

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival
March 23-April 30, 2018 • Daily, 9:00am-6:00pm
Wood Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn, OR

Our favorite time of year is when the tulips bloom! The Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest is an invitation from our family to yours to enjoy all things that make spring in the Northwest. Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. Fresh flowers, food, and fun for the entire family, including well behaved dogs on leashes! 33814 S Meridian Rd, Woodburn, OR 97071.

A Grape Fairy Garden: Wine Workshop Wednesday
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 • 5:30pm(V)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 • 5:30pm(S)
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 • 5:30pm(G)
Al's Garden and Home, Wilsonville(V), Sherwood, Gresham, OR

Includes supplies, plants, expert instruction, local wine, and a light meal. This whimsical fairy garden design is sure to be an eye catcher. Using natural grape vine twisted into a hollow ball, we create a peek-a-boo garden perfect for attracting fairies and compliments alike. Cost: $40.

Washington County Master Gardeners:
Attracting Bees, Butterflies, Birds
Thursday, April 12, 2018 • 10:00am
Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate, Beaverton, OR

By Kassia Rudd. This hands-on session will prepare you to incorporate wildlife friendly plants and features into your yard. Already gardening for wildlife? We have something for you too—this session will end with an overview of citizen science opportunities for wildlife gardeners. Whether you are a pollinator fan, or nuts about birds, this session has something for you. There is no registration, events and parking are free.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 • 5:30pm(W,S,G,V)
Al's Garden and Home, Woodburn, Sherwood, Gresham, Wilsonville(V), OR

If you are looking for a beginner's edible that is easy to grow and yields tasty fruity, look no further than the tomato. Whether you like to can, you crave fresh salsa, have a great sauce recipe from Grandma, or are just looking for a meaty slicing tomato for your backyard barbeque burgers, we've got you covered. This class will cover all the many varieties of tomatoes we carry here at Al's as well as how to plant and care for them. Careful, though. Once you grow your first tomato, you will be hooked! Free & open to the public. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

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