, July 30-August 3, 2018

Silk Road
Sunday, July 1, 2018-Friday, August 31, 2018
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR

Discover the wonders of silk this July & August at Lan Su, including talks, a silk worm display, and a display of silk art and textiles.

Art in the Garden
July 13, 2018 – September 30, 2018
The Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR

Join us for Art in the Garden, which features stunning art installations in the Garden throughout the summer!

BUZZ: The Nature and Necessity of Bees
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 • 7:00pm-8:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Leach Botanical Garden - Manor House, Portland, OR

Author of BUZZ, Thor Hanson, will describe how bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. They lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. 125 million years ago, a wasp first dared to feed pollen to its young. From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence. They’ve given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. Alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing. Threads of culture and science set the stage for understanding the modern plight of bees and inspire curiosity and the irresistible urge to get outside, find a bee on a flower, and settle down to watch. Thor Hanson is a conservation biologist and Guggenheim fellow. $15 admission. Please register in advance. To register go to (click on "learn") or call 503-823-1671. Leach Botanical Garden 6704 SE 122nd Avenue Portland, OR 97236.

Predator Plants
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 • 4:30pm(W)
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 • 4:30pm(V)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 • 4:30pm(S)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 • 4:30pm(G)
Al’s Garden Center, Woodburn, Wilsonville(V), Sherwood, Gresham, OR

Feed me, Seymore! We have long been fascinated by the juxtaposition of a meat-eating plant. How strange that something so lovely and seemingly harmless could snatch a fly or capture spiders in their own sticky trap. In this workshop, we will talk about all the different crazy types of carnivorous plants and create a lovely terrarium with carnivorous plant to take home. Just be careful not to cut yourself and give them the taste for human. Cost: $40, includes supplies, plants, expert instruction, local wine, and a light meal.

Portland Nursery Summer Houseplant Sale
Thursday-Wednesday, August 2-8, 2018 • Store Hours
Portland Nursery (Stark & Division), Portland, OR

30% off all Houseplants including indoor Bonsai and Orchids, 30% off all Decorative Pots. Purchase a plant and a pot and get a free Pot-Up!
Largest Selection at our Division location.

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