, July 13, 2019

Success with Herbs: Culinary and Other Uses*
Saturday, July 13, 2019 • 10:00am-11:00am
Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate, Beaverton, OR

Presenter: Judy Fenker, Master Gardener. Herbs are great for seasoning food and gorgeous in the garden too. Learn herb selection, best soil conditions and location to create and maintain a bountiful and beautiful herb garden. In the Garden Series - Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate, 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007. On weekends, use the Camp Rivendale entrance on Grabhorn Road, park, then walk past the play structure down to the Learning Garden. Free event, free parking, no registration needed. Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed. * Class is approved for one hour MG Education Credit.

Willamette Valley Lavender Festival & Plein Air Art Show
Saturday, July 13, 2019 • 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, July 14, 2019 • 10:00am-5:00pm
Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, OR

Family-Friendly Fun for Everyone! A Celebration of Lavender and Art! The Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon will host the 2019 Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and Plein Air Art Show on July 13 and 14, 2019. This regional celebration of lavender, art, food, music, and exceptionally-made crafts is a unique and festive event which brings local lavender growers and the community together. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Over 100 artists will display original paintings created “en plein air” (outdoors) during the Oregon Lavender Paint Out. The Paint Out takes place in the beautiful lavender fields of Oregon in the weeks prior to the Show and attracts both amateur and professional artists from around the Northwest and beyond.

This will be the third year of the youth art contest and the Essential Oil Showcase. Children can create artwork on site – all materials will be provided and ribbons will be awarded for exceptional artwork. The Essential Oil Showcase will feature lavender essential oil that has been judged and awarded; festival guests will have the opportunity to explore and vote for their own favorite oils.

How to Make & Care for Your Own Worm Bin
Saturday, July 13, 2019 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Blooming Junction, Cornelius, OR

Transform your food scraps into free, nutrient-rich compost for your garden. Master Recycler Cecilia Warner will teach you how to set up a bin, maintenance, harvest, and use of the worm castings. We will also raffle off a starter box of worms for one lucky participant! Cost: free.

Hoyt Arboretum Guided Tours
Saturdays & Sundays, April 6-October 27, 2019 • 11:00am & 1:00pm
Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, OR

To better accommodate the public, Hoyt Arboretum is now offering two tours on Saturday and Sunday. Tours will begin at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and last up approximately one and one-half hours every weekend through October 27. Trained guides take pride in their knowledge of the 2,000 species and the unique history of the area. Information regarding each day's tour is available on the website.

Tours are free for Hoyt Arboretum Members and $3 for non-members. Registration is not required, just show up to learn about the collection and have a nice walk in the trees. Attendees should be prepared for all types of weather conditions; boots or sturdy shoes are recommended and bring a jacket, camera and water. There are several hills in Hoyt Arboretum and sometimes large inclines on trails. Transportation to the Hoyt Arboretum is available via MAX, followed by a short walk up the hill or a ride on the Washington Park free shuttle to the arboretum visitor center. Paid parking in adjacent lots and limited free spaces are available on the street.

Farm Days of Summer
Tuesdays thru Sundays in July & August 2019 • 11:00am-4:00pm
French Prairie Gardens, St Paul, OR

Kicks off July 4th! Join us for the Farm Days of Summer taking place from Tuesday through Sunday in July and August! Bring the kids along for some of your favorite farm fun activities for everyone to enjoy! Only $5 per person to enjoy Tube slide, animals, and so much more! (Big Slide is CLOSED for Farm Days of Summer). This event will feature Happy Hour Eats on weekends and drinks featured daily at our Farm Bar! Farm fun activities are open Tuesday-Saturday July – August from 11am-4pm. Happy Hour eats are available from 12pm-4pm on weekends!

Leach Botanical Garden Annual English Tea
Friday & Saturday, July 12 & 13, 2019 • 12:00pm or 2:30pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Enjoy a lovely three course English Tea served on the beautiful Leach Garden Terrace, with tea, scones, sandwiches, and desserts. Complete with colorful china and flowers, this is a Garden tradition you'll long remember. 2:30 seatings are still available on both Friday and Saturday. For reservations: go to, or call: 971-217-6794. The menu is posted on the website. A nice benefit of the 2:30 seatings is that you can linger at your table after the meal. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236. 503-823-1671

Forks and Corks
Saturday, July 13, 2019 • 6:00pm–9:00pm
The Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR

Saturday July 13th we will be having an art pre-sale and wine tasting at the Oregon Garden Resort from 5-6pm. At 6pm, guests can attend our Forks & Corks 5 course meal with wine pairing from Willamette Valley Vineyards. Tickets for this meal include all 5 courses and wine, to purchase yours visit the link! If you watch Garden Time, you know Judy & William! The stars of the show will be attending the Forks & Corks meal as well. We invite you to come back every other month as we begin our monthly Forks & Corks wine pairing dinner. Each month will feature a new winery and a deliciously paired 5-course meal. The cost is $75.00/guest and includes a 5-course dinner & wine..

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