May 5, 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!

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

Kodomo no Hi, Children’s Day
Sunday, May 5, 2019 • 10:00am-1:00pm
Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR

Included with Garden Admission. A beloved family tradition, come celebrate the health and well-being of your little ones at the Portland Japanese Garden’s annual Kodomo no Hi, or Children’s Day.
Children’s Day is observed in Japan as a day to honor all children in the hopes that they will grow up healthy and strong. With a range of activities like origami helmet-making, a haiku scavenger hunt, Taiko drum performances, height measuring, a kid-friendly tea ceremony, and our famous Koi Parade, this event has something for children of all ages. Most events will take place at the Cultural Village, in the Yanai Classroom, Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation Courtyard, and the Cathy Rudd Cultural Corner. The Koi Q & A will take place at the Koi pond. The Koi-nobori Parade will take place throughout the Garden.

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.

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.

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