, September 16-20, 2019

Art in the Garden
July 14–September 22, 2019
The Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR

Enjoy stunning art installations, created by local artists, on display throughout the Garden. The event kicks off with an opening reception and opportunity to meet the artists.

Honeybee Hikes
Wednesdays through December 10, 2019 • 10:00am-11:00am
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Your little honey bee will walk the trails - listening to the wind and the creek, touching soft leaves and looking for wildlife like bunnies, woodpeckers and deer. Our wonderful guides will then read a story and help the children craft something fun. Each week is different with seasonal themes. Ages: 2–5 years, accompanied by an adult. Meets at the Manor House. Dress for the weather! $3.00 per child, non-walkers free.

Punch cards available in the Leach Garden Gift House—purchase 5 hikes and get the 6th one free. Groups with 10+ children/adults must preregister by contacting the Education Coordinator, 503-823-1671. Please check our website for possible cancellations due to weather or the impacts of our upper garden construction project.

Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97236, 503-823-1671.

Portland Nursery Senior Gardening Day
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 • 1:00pm-3:00pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

Sponsors Home Instead, Earthtones Music Therapy Services and Portland Nursery team up every year to bring a variety of hands-on activities and special gardening demonstrations aimed at the elder gardeners of our community. Tables are set up under cover surrounded by beautiful and blooming displays. Relax, visit with friends and enjoy refreshments. Pot up crocus bulbs, make lavender sachets and learn about fall container gardening.

Groups need to pre-register. All are welcome, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL GROUPS arriving in buses or vans. Group spots fill quickly, so please call Jennifer Fifer: 503-490-1751 to arrange your reservation.

For Senior Gardening Day at Division, reservations close September 1, 2019.

Mutualism, Deception, and Self Defense:
The Complex Dance of Co-evolution in Insects and Plants
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 • 7:00pm–8:30pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Scientist Celeste Searles Mazzacano will help us discover some of the fascinating and intricate ways in which plants and insects have evolved to affect each other’s traits and behaviors, including defensive arms races, attraction to sweet rewards, trickery and death traps. From sex and reproduction to some of their elaborate social organizations, getting to know insects up close and personal can be captivating. Celeste Searles Mazzacano is the Owner and Principal Scientist at CASM Environmental LLC. She has a B.S. in Genetics & Cell Biology and a Ph.D. in Entomology. Her research and teaching have taken her from river bottoms to tree canopies and from universities to fish & wildlife agencies. She is a fun and entertaining speaker. Leach Botanical Garden Manor House, 6704 SE 122nd Portland, OR. Doors open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and strolling. Lectures begin at 7:00pm. Please use Creekside Parking Lot. Each lecture: $15/person $10/person for Leach Garden Friends. Reservations Required - 503-823-1671 or

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