, April 23-27, 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.

Hulda Klager Lilac Days
April 21-May 13, 2018 • Daily, 10:00am-4:00pm
Hulda Klager Lilac Garden, Woodland, WA

The gardens are open daily 10:00am until 4:00pm year around. A $5.00 gate fee is payable at the gate. Children 12 years old and under enter free when accompanied by an adult. No pets are permitted, this includes therapy or comfort dogs. Only service dogs as defined by are permitted to enter Gardens. The Lilac Gardens are located off I-5 exit 21, 30 minutes north of Portland, Oregon or 2.5 hours south of Seattle, Washington at 115 South Pekin Road, Woodland, Washington 98674.

Washington County Master Gardeners:
Growing Tomatoes in a Home Garden*
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 • 10:00am-11:30am
Demonstration Garden-Washington Co. Fair Complex, Hillsboro, OR

By Tim Lanfri. This class will teach you the basics of growing tomatoes in a backyard garden and will go “beyond the basics” to describe how you can grow a large crop of high quality tomatoes in a limited amount of space. He will share techniques and tricks he has used to successfully grow tomatoes in the local area over the last 40 years. *Approved for MG education credit. There is no registration, events and parking are free.

Washington County Master Gardeners: Native Plant ID
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 • 10:00am-11:30am
WCMGA Education Garden at PCC-Rock Creek, Portland, OR

By Elizabeth Brewster. Join us for a walk in the woods to identify spring-blooming native plants including trees, shrubs and herbaceous species. Learn about plant communities and see how the ecology of a site affects its plant composition. Wear sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing. We'll be doing a fair amount of walking. Location: WCMGA Education Garden at PCC-Rock Creek. Meet at the Events Parking Lot behind Building 9. There is no registration, events and parking are free.

A Grape Fairy Garden: Wine Workshop Wednesday
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 • 5:30pm(G)
Al's Garden and Home, 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.

Vegetable Gardening 101
Thursday, April 26, 2018 • 5:30pm(W,S,G,V)
Al's Garden and Home, Woodburn, Sherwood, Gresham, Wilsonville(V), OR

Harvesting and eating your favorite herbs and vegetables is a wonderful feeling. We will cover planting times, fertilizing, watering, and tips & tricks for growing a wide variety of vegetables. If you are new to edible gardening, this class will get you set up for success in your very own edible garden.
Free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Home & Garden Idea Fair
Friday-Sunday, April 27-29, 2018
Clark County Event Center, Ridgefield, WA

Hundreds of home and garden businesses, indoor landscape displays, one of the largest plant sales in Clark County, local farmer's market vendors and a variety of free hands-on activities for the whole family. Hours: Friday: 9:00am–6:00pm; Saturday: 9:00am–6:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am–5:00pm. Admission is FREE. Donations of canned foods for local food banks, or cash donations to Operation Warm Heart will be graciously accepted (but are not required for entry). Clark County Event Center, 17402 NE Delfel Rd., Ridgefield, WA 98642.

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