April 28, 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

Lake Grove Garden Club Plant Sale
Saturday, April 28, 2018 • 8:00am-12:00pm
Our Lady of the Lake School,Lake Oswego, OR

Enjoy great plants at great prices at our 93rd annual plant sale! Included are annuals, perennials, shrubs, natives, pollinators, herbs, potted containers and garden art. Proceeds from the sale support our scholarships, conservation, beautification and educational endeavors. ?Come early for best selections!? Our Lady of the Lake School, 650 A. Ave, Lake Oswego.

55th Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, April 28, 2018 • 8:30am-5:00pm
Washington County Fair Complex, Hillsboro, OR

A great selection of vegetables, particularly tomatoes and herbs, are available for home gardens. A variety of landscape plants, such as annuals, perennials, shrubs, small trees, and natives are also for sale. In addition, the sale features garden related materials and specialty plants. Numerous vendors will help customers on how to successfully grow vegetables, herbs, and enhance home landscapes. Communities that sow together, grow together! For more information, contact Joy Russ at 503-647-9980 or Dave Russell 503-648-4236. Location: The Washington County Fair Complex’s east entrance at 34th and Cornell Road in Hillsboro.

Oregon AgFest
Saturday-Sunday, April 28–29, 2018 • Sat 8:30am-5:00pm
Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR

Last year nearly 22,000 people attended Ag Fest to touch, taste and experience the incredible world of Oregon agriculture, in a fun-filled, festive environment. Our two-day event, aimed to help families better understand where their food, fiber and flora come from, is a unique learning experience, where hands-on exhibits make learning about Oregon’s vast agricultural industry educational and entertaining. We strive to bridge the gap between urban and rural life, and to share the wonder and abundance of Oregon’s bountiful and diverse harvest. Most importantly, we do this in a family friendly way, where kids 12 and under receive free admission, and virtually all activities at the event are free of charge. Thanks to our sponsors, kids ride ponies, plant seedlings, watch sheep get sheared, pet farm animals and much, much more! Come check it out for yourself: join us the last weekend in April for the 31st annual Oregon Ag Fest.

Free admission for children 12 & under. $9 entry fee for ages 13 & up. Free parking. Hours: Saturday: 8:30am–5:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am–5:00pm. Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St NE, Salem, OR 97301.

Home & Garden Idea Fair
Friday-Sunday, April 27-29, 2018 • Sat 9:00am-6:00pm
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.

Columbian Garden Club Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, April 28, 2018 • 9:00am-2:00pm
Corbett Fire Hall, Corbett, OR

Columbian Garden Club (non-profit) is holding its annual plant sale on April 28th. Plants for sale include: trees, shrubs, perennials, natives, fruits, roses, vegetable and specialty items. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Edie Faught/Columbian Garden Club Scholarship at the Corbett High School. Free parking behind the Fire Hall. Corbett Fire Hall, 36930 East Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett, Oregon. Easy access off I-84 East to Exit 22.

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.

Aloha Garden Club Plant Sale
Saturday, April 28, 2018 • 9:00am-2:00pm
Aloha Huber Park Elementary School, Aloha, OR

Come early for the best selection of a variety of plants, including perennials, ground covers, shrubs, trees, and garden art at great prices. Debit and credit cards will be accepted. All proceeds from this sale are returned to our Washington County community in the form of Grants and Scholarships. The Aloha Garden Club annual Plant and Garden Art Sale will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the covered playground of Aloha Huber Park Elementary School, which is located at 5000 SW 173rd. Avenue in Aloha, just off Farmington Road.

Birthday Party for the Trees! Hoyt Arboretum’s 90th Birthday
& Spring Color Tour
Saturday, April 28, 2018 • 10:00am-12:00pm (party)
Saturday, April 28, 2018 • 12:00pm (tour)

Come for mid-morning family fun to celebrate Hoyt Arboretum’s 90th Birthday! Festivities include storytime with Timber Joey from the Timbers on the Redwood Deck, followed by cake, crafts, tree seedlings, entertainment by local musician Mo Phillips, and stories to celebrate 90 years of loving trees at Hoyt Arboretum. Meet at the Stevens Pavilion at 10 AM to make the walk to the Redwood Deck for storytime.

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.

Screening & Lecture: Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America
Saturday, April 28, 2018 • 7:00pm-8:30pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Presented by Laurence Cotton, originator and principal researcher. Doors open at 6:30pm. With gorgeous cinematography, creative animation, and compelling commentary, Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America presents the biography of a man whose parks and preservation work are an essential part of American life. Olmsted co-designed Central Park, headed the first Yosemite commission, led the campaign to protect Niagara Falls, designed the U.S. Capitol Grounds, and planned Boston’s “Emerald Necklace.” In 1903, his sons brought the Olmsted vision to Portland, resulting in a comprehensive plan for the city's neighborhoods, regional parks, scenic boulevards, and pedestrian pathways. Prior to viewing the film, Cotton will briefly describe the path that led to its creation. Afterward, he’ll discuss Olmsted’s life and career, and the legacy of Olmsted designs across America.

Laurence Cotton, writer, historian, and filmmaker, has worked in public radio as an independent producer, an executive producer and host of nationally syndicated Cambridge Forum. $15/person ($10 for Leach Garden Friends/Members). Reservations required for everyone. Limit: 40.

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