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April 21, 2019

TulipFest
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! www.woodenshoe.com

Spring Birds in the Garden - Identification Workshop
Sunday, April 21, 2019 • 9:00am-12:00pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR


Birds are everywhere you look, but how to figure out which one is which? This workshop takes the mystery out of bird observation and identification by giving you the tools to see the whole bird—not just its color, but its shape, size, pattern, behavior, and more. You'll learn about resident species as well as those that arrive in the spring and summer, with a special focus on bird songs.

The class starts with a slide presentation in the Manor House Fireplace Room. You'll learn to see beyond a bird's color to consider other physical and behavioral characteristics that tell you about a bird's identity and life history. With new awareness, you’ll walk around the Garden, with Laura helping you detect birds by moving slowly, being patient, and using your ears and eyes.

Longtime birder and teacher Laura Whittemore loves to show beginners the tricks of the trade. She taught classes for Audubon Society of Portland for many years and previously worked for Backyard Bird Shop, where she helped bird-feeding enthusiasts ID those confusing little brown birds. Laura holds a BA in Biology from Lewis and Clark College and has traveled in the US, Australia, South Africa, and Antarctica in search of birds.

$30 general/$25 Leach Garden Friend. Meet in the Manor House. Bring binoculars if you have them & dress for the weather. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97236

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. https://lansugarden.org

Hoyt Arboretum Guided Tours
Saturdays & Sundays, April 6-October 27, 2019 • 12:00pm-2:00pm
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. www.hoytarboretum.org

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. http://www.lordschryver.org

 
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