June 23, 2018

Inaugural Pollinator Festival
Saturday, June 23, 2018 • 10:00am-5:00pm
Dancing Oaks Nursery, Monmouth, OR

Dancing Oaks Nursery and Gardens will host its inaugural Pollinator Festival on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nursery, located at 17900 Priem Road in Monmouth. The festival will feature local experts from non-profits, including the Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District, Marion County Master Gardeners' Bug Group, Oregon Bee Project, OregonFlora, and Salem Audubon Society, who will answer questions about pollinators and gardening for pollinators. It will also feature educational activities for kids and adults, including garden walks, and materials and instruction for creating your own mason bee nest, as well as plant giveaways, and pre-bundled pollinator garden “kits” for purchase. Food and drink vendors, In-Fusion Vietnamese, Prologue Pastries, and 1859 Cider will also be on site from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Pollinators of all kinds – insects, birds and mammals - are vital to our food production system and the vitality of our natural environments,” says Leonard Foltz, co-owner of Dancing Oaks. “As home gardeners, we can support pollinators by filling in even a small corner of our gardens with plants that provide food and habitat for them.”

10% of the nursery's proceeds the day of the event will be donated to The Pollinator Partnership ( The event takes place during National Pollinator Week, June 18-24. The Pollinator Festival is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call (503) 838-6058.

2018 Garden Tour presented by Multnomah District Garden Clubs
Saturday & Sunday, June 23 & 24, 2018 • 10:00am-2:00pm
Northern Edge of Clackamas County, OR

Come and stroll amongst the various styles of gardens from ‘country’ to ‘formal’ to ‘designed for entertaining.’ Tour 2 sets of gardens on the northern edge of Clackamas County Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday June 24th 10 AM to 2 PM Ticket Cost: $15.00 Tickets can be purchased at: Al’s Garden Center, 7505 SE Hogan Rd, Gresham, OR 97080 Boring Bark, 30265 Oregon Hwy 212, Boring, Oregon 97009 Or contact Janet at (503) 723-0239
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These two sets of gardens allow you to walk from one garden into the next one.

Joan and Don’s awarding winning rose garden has 150 or more rose bushes that are cared for by these Rose Society of Portland members. This well landscaped garden is filled with new varieties of plants as well. After visiting the Rose Garden, walk next door to see Ralph and Theresa’s landscape that is designed for entertaining around their swimming pool and hot tub, as well as, enjoying their expansive view of the mountains.

The next set of gardens, belong to Saundra and Henry. Their garden is filled with charming containers, along with a large vegetable garden that grows prize winning cantaloupes.

Saundra and Henry’s property is attached to their son, Darrel and daughter-in-law, Brenda’s garden. To reach Darrel and Brenda’s garden, you walk along a winding path enjoying the beauty of the woods entering into a large garden designed for entertaining. They have opened their home to family weddings and anniversary parties, which included dancing and seating amongst the various garden rooms.

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