May 4, 2019

Adelman Peony Gardens Open House
April 27-June 16, 2019
Adelman Peony Gardens, Salem, OR

We currently grow over 25 acres of peonies, featuring nearly 500 varieties with profound color variations. Let us help you make both memories and excitement in your garden with peonies!

TCMGA Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 4, 2019 • 9:00am-1:00pm
Tillamook County Fairgrounds, Tillamook, OR

The Tillamook County Master Gardeners Association Annual Plant Sale is Saturday, May 4 at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds 4-H/FFA Livestock Pavilion. Doors open at 9 am and will close at 1 p.m. A variety of garden plants, including tomatoes, other vegetables, perennials, native plants, houseplants, and shrubs will be available. We are featuring tomato varieties adapted to produce well in our coastal climate. The Master Gardeners Help Desk, Garden Garage Sale and many local vendors will be onsite.

Proceeds will benefit the programs and scholarship fund of the Tillamook County Master Gardeners Association as well as Future Farmers of America and 4-H activities. This popular annual event brought over 1,600 gardeners last year, so come early and bring your yard wagons. The 4-H/FFA Livestock Pavilion is on the west side of the Tillamook County Fairgrounds, 4603 Third St, and Tillamook.

3rd Annual School Garden Tomato Plant Sale
Saturday, May 4, 2019 • 9:00am-2:00pm
Mary Woodward Elementary School, Tigard, OR

Sold in 4” pots, a wide selection (20) of hybrid and heirloom tomatoes for slicing, snacking or sauce (try the Italian Red Pear slicer, a new favorite!), as well as a variety of peppers. Attract butterflies to your garden with our showy & orange milkweed plants. Planted from seed by students in our greenhouse. All proceeds support the school garden.
Mary Woodward Elementary School, 12325 SW Katherine St., Tigard, OR. 97223

Kids' Club: Blooms for Mom
Satuday, May 4, 2019 • 9:30am-10:00am
Al's Garden & Home, Woodburn, Sherwood, Gresham, Wilsonville, OR

Plant a container of beautiful blooms for Mother's Day! These annuals offer a long lasting color explosion that can be enjoyed by all throughout the spring and summer. We will be using a fun planter that mom will love!! Show your appreciation for mom and learn what it means to be an "annual" flower. Cost: $7.50.

35th Annual Spring Garden Fair
Saturday, May 4, 2019 • 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 • 9:00am-5:00pm
Clackamas County Event Center, Canby, OR

Clackamas County Master Gardeners present the annual Spring Garden Fair, now in our 35th year. We have over 100 of your favorite garden vendors with annuals and perennials, vegetable and herbs, trees and shrubs and everything in between. There are also specialty vendors with garden art, tools, compost and so much more. This two day event has plenty of free attractions for gardeners of all ages - making it worth the drive to Canby.

Master Gardener sponsored activities include : Award winning 10-Minute University with short classes on gardening - Ask a Master Gardener booths in two locations to answer your garden questions - Free pH soil testing in 4-H Hall with displays from local organizations and Free Children’s Activities. And don’t forget Garden Fair Raffle giving away dozens of prizes each hour, and Silent Auction featuring New Plant Introductions and favorites from local growers.

Returning Fair favorites: The Potting Station has great deals on containers - Plant Taxi’s with student volunteers towing for tips - free Plant Check will hold your purchases, and you can even drive by to pick them up on the way out of town! When you are ready for a break we have a Food Court and Coffee Thyme - with covered or indoor seating. Returning once again is the Greater Portland Iris Society with their annual Early Show on Sunday, May 5 - find them on the back porch of the Main Pavilion.

It’s all happening on the weekend before Mother's Day at the Clackamas County Event Center: 694 NE 4th Ave, Canby, Oregon 97013. Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is just $5.00 with under 16 free, always FREE parking and ATM's on site. Please remember the fairgrounds is a non-smoking facility, and no pets - service dogs only please.

Clackamas County Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Oregon State University in the science of gardening. Proceeds fund horticulture scholarships for students at Clackamas Community College as well as community grants and free educational programs. Find out more about our event at or

Tree Care: How to Plant a Tree
Saturday, May 4, 2019 • 10:00am-12:00pm
PCC Rock Creek, Portland, OR

Presenter: Elizabeth Price, Master Gardener. The day a tree is planted is the most important day in the life of a tree. Unfortunately, many are improperly planted, which often causes a tree problem in the short term and later on. Learn how to select, place and plant a tree, giving it the best start possible for surviving and thriving in the landscape.

In the Garden Series - WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek, 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229. Enter campus from Springville Rd, follow road past Building 9 and Past Parking Lot E. At stop sign turn left into gravel lot and follow to the garden site. Parking is free campus-wide on Saturdays. Free event, no registration needed. Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.

Lilac Days
April 20-May 12, 2019 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, Woodland, WA

Each year in the spring, the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens hosts Lilac Days to celebrate the beauty of lilacs in bloom. Visitors from around the world stroll through the gardens, buy their favorite lilacs, visit Hulda’s Victorian era home, and shop for special lilac inspired items in the gift shop. The gardens are open daily 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. year around. A $5.00 gate fee is payable at the gate during Lilac Days. Except during Lilac Days, the gate fee is $3.00. 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.

Creating a Wildlife Habitat Tree
Saturday, May 4, 2019 • 11:00am–12:30pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

More than a quarter of woodland wildlife species use dead and dying trees for food, shelter, and cover. Instead of cutting a tree to the ground, snags can remain, and can be coaxed into critical habitat for wildlife in the urban landscape. Using a chainsaw, Board Certified Master Arborist and PCC instructor Anne LeSenne will demonstrate how to attract bats and birds by creating just the right size and location of habitat holes in two standing snags. Meet at the entrance to the Claybourne Parking Lot. $25.00 General/$20.00 Leach Garden Friend. Limit: 16.
Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236. 503-823-1671.

Leach Botanical Garden Free First Saturday Guided Tours
Saturday, May 4, 2019 • 11:00am–12:00pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Join Gardener/Curator Courtney Vengarick for seasonal explorations of the Garden. She will show you what's blooming and of seasonal interest, provide useful and engaging information, and share fun stories about the adventurous creators of the Garden, Botanist Lilla Leach and pharmacist/civic leader John Leach. Meet in front of the Manor House. Free. No registration required. First come, first served. Maximum tour size 15 visitors. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236. 503-823-1671.

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.

Growing Giant Pumpkins
Saturday, May 4, 2019 • 1:00pm-3:00pm
Blooming Junction, Cornelius, OR

Ever thought of growing a prize-winning giant pumpkin? Join our workshop to learn about seed selection, germination, plot selection, plant care, watering, and harvest. Class includes a "Dill's Atlantic Giant" pumpkin seed, specially selected to produce HUGE Pumpkins. Free.

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