May 11, 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!

22nd Annual Camas Plant & Garden Fair
Saturday, May 11, 2019 • 9:00am-4:00pm
Downtown, Camas, WA

Save the date for the 22nd Annual Camas Plant & Garden Fair in Downtown Camas! The day before Mother's Day, Saturday, May 11th, 9am-4pm. Gorgeous plants, trees, and flowers galore and locally made garden art will fill our downtown! Free kids zone, petting zoo, plant & garden experts, live music, tasty food, local shops, and the charm of our historic town will all add to the experience of the day. Join us in celebrating all the local growers and artists that come together in Downtown Camas. Can't wait!

16th Annual Plant Sale
Saturday & Sunday, May 11 & 12, 2019 • 9:00am-5:00pm
Milwaukie Floral & Garden, Milwaukie, OR

The Friends of the Ledding Library are having their 16th annual plant sale May 11th and 12th from 9 am to 5 pm. Community members donate plants from their gardens, new plant starts, garden art and more for the sale. All proceeds go to the Ledding Library in Milwaukie for programs. Milwaukie Floral & Garden, 3306 SE Lake Rd., Milwaukie, OR.

2019 Mother's Day Rhododendron Show & Sale
Saturday & Sunday, May 11 & 12, 2019 • 9:00am-5:00pm
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Portland, OR

Rhododendrons will be at peak bloom time. Come and join us to view the garden. The sale will be in the front parking lot. Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, 5801 SE 28th Avenue, Portland, OR. or 503 771-8386. Presented by The Portland Chapter of The American Rhododendron Society. All proceeds benefit the garden.

Iris Bloom Season
May 10-31, 2019 • 9:00am-6:00pm
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, Salem, OR

Bloom season at Schreiner’s Iris Gardens is upon us! For only a few short weeks a year, Schreiner’s opens the doors of their spectacular Iris farm to the public for self-guided tours. Stroll the 10-acre display gardens and take in the sight and fragrance of over 500 named Irises in full bloom. During bloom season, the gardens are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and the gift shop is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. Hundreds of cut Iris stems will be on display in our covered barn as part of Schreiner's Cut Flower Show; open daily during bloom season from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Schreiner's Gift Shop offers unique gifts and gardening delights for Iris lovers. Fresh-cut Iris stems are available for purchase every day. During the three-week bloom season, Schreiner's will host special events, including wine and liqueur tastings and live demonstrations every weekend. Join us for this once a year special event!

Tour Schreiner's Iris Gardens’ 10-acre display gardens filled with over 500 named Irises. Shop unique gifts in the Gift Shop on site, featuring an exciting mix of reasonably priced home and garden accents, Iris-themed gifts, glassware, t-shirts and handcrafted artwork, as well as gardening tools and accessories. Shop a selection of potted spring flowers and companion plants to complement your Iris garden, and place an order for Iris to ship this summer. View hundreds of Irises on display in the Schreiner's Cut Flower Show in the covered barn. Fresh-cut Irises are available for purchase every day. Cost: The gardens are open to the public. Entrance fee is $5 per car. Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Rd NE, Salem, Oregon, 97303.

Opening Weekend with Anne Amie Vineyards and Spiritopia
Friday-Sunday, May 10-12, 2019 • 9:00am-6:00pm
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, Salem, OR

Join us to celebrate the opening weekend of Schreiner’s Iris Gardens! Rain or shine, the Irises will be exploding with gorgeous color across ten acres of display gardens. Highlighting this much-anticipated event will be tastings from Anne Amie Vineyards and Spiritopia, plus demonstrations, classes, food, drinks and awesome scenery!

Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Iris Bloom Season open house kicks off, rain or shine with the gift shop open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, 11:00 a.m. Benefit Garden Tour. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the Menashe Fund researching adult congenital heart disease at OHSU. Enjoy a tour of the gardens and receive a bouquet of irises for your contribution! Registration fee applies.

Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Spiritopia Craft Spirits of Corvallis, Oregon (, will offer tastings of their fine liqueurs. Tantalize your taste buds with their premium artisan liqueurs and purchase your favorites to take home.

Also Saturday & Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m., Anne Amie Vineyards will offer tastings of their incomparable Willamette Valley wines.
Saturday 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., check out our live How to Dig & Divide Iris Demonstration. We will discuss and review the proper time and technique for digging and separating Iris. It’s easier than you think! Bring your questions and learn tips from the experts. Free demonstration, open to all.

The gardens are open to the public. Entrance fee to gardens is $5 per car. Demonstration is free and open to all. Wine and liqueur tastings for nominal fee. Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Rd NE, Salem, Oregon, 97303.

Family Bird Walk
Saturday, May 11, 2019 • 10:00am-11:30am
Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, OR

Join us for a birding hike for the whole family! These guided walks provide opportunities for parents and children to learn a new outdoor skill together. Each session covers a new topic and includes activities to strengthen your birding skills. Binoculars and field guides will be available, or participants are welcome to bring their own. What better way to spend your family time then learning together in nature? Cost: $7/attendee.

Beginning Backyard Beekeeping*
Saturday, May 11, 2019 • 10:00am-12:00pm
PCC Rock Creek, Portland, OR

Presenter: Anne LeSenne. Interested in learning about beekeeping? Learn about the Best Management Practices for Backyard Beekeeping, how to site your hives, how to be a good neighbor, resources in the community and more.

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. *Class approved for one-hour MG Education Credit.

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.

Digging in the Dirt
Saturday, May 11, 2019 • 10:00am
The Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR

Presented by the Oregon Garden Foundation. Spend Mother’s Day weekend at The Oregon Garden for Digging in the Dirt. Beginning at 10:00am, enjoy a day outdoors planting our spring annual flowers. After you are done, sit back and relax in the beautiful Garden with a brunch buffet, live music & bottomless mimosas! You will also receive a piece of the Garden to take home with you and a ticket to return in the spring to see your flowers bloom! Minors are allowed and children 4 & under are free. Please park at the Oregon Garden Resort and follow the signs into the Garden to the Discovery Pavilion.

Little Sprouts – Paint & Plant a Flower Pot for Mom
Saturday, May 11, 2019 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Garland Nursery, Corvallis, OR

Perfect for Mother’s Day! The kids will paint their own pot and then plant it with beautiful flowers for that special mom. Children will learn how to plant flowers and care for them. Cost: $7.00.
Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Highway 20, Corvallis, OR 97330.

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.

Native Bee Workshop
Saturday, May 11th, 2019 • 1:00–4:00pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Native bees pollinate 85% of the world’s flowering plants, so their conservation is vital to environmental and human health. They’re also fascinating and beautiful – well worth an up-close look. Join us for an overview of Oregon’s native bees, followed by a bee survey in the Garden. We’ll record our finds on iNaturalist, and will teach you how to do that so you can contribute your own observations in the future. Instructor Jess Tyler holds an MS degree in environmental Science from PSU and currently works on insect conservation with the Center for Biological Conservation. He surveys for Oregon Bee Project, with an emphasis on Leach Garden. $20 general/$15 Leach Garden Friend. Limit 12. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236. 503-823-1671.

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