April 14, 2019
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.
Hoyt Arboretum Guided
Saturdays & Sundays, April 6-October 27, 2019 •
Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, OR
Guided tours of the Hoyt Arboretum every Saturday and
Sunday at 12 noon - 2:00pm. Free to Hoyt Arboretum
Friends (HAF), donations appreciated from non-members.