, April 15-19, 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.

Magnolias, Bay Trees, and Buttercups!
An Introduction to Early Flowering Plants
Monday, April 15, 2019 • 9:00am–12:00pm
Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, OR

What do magnolias, bay trees, buttercups, along with the barberries have in common? They are all considered as some of the first-evolved flowering plants. Sometimes referred to as the basal angiosperms and eudicots, these plants have several primitive characteristics that we can easily observe and identify at the family level. Join us as we explore the flowers of these plants in the classroom, then on a short walk through the arboretum. Be prepared for the weather with good walking shoes, rain gear, etc. Cost: $15/ HAF member, $20/non-member.

Tree Time! Preschool Walk – Spring Colors
Monday, April 15, 2019 • 10:00am-11:30am
Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, OR

Bring your little one out for a fun and interactive morning walk at the 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 dressed for the weather. Tree Time! is held rain or shine. Cost: $5/child.

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