, September 17-21, 2018

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!

Tomato Tasting
Tuesday September 18, 2018 • 9:30am–12:00pm
WCMGA Demonstration Garden, Hillsboro, OR

Taste heirloom, old standards, and sample new varieties of tomatoes while touring the Washington County Demonstration Gardens. Vote for your favorite tomato. You are welcome to bring 3-4 samples of your favorite variety that are labeled washed, and ready to slice. Homemade salsa/chips or tomato snacks encouraged. The remaining tomatoes will be donated to the Oregon Food Bank. Join us for this last tasting at the Demonstration Garden. The combined gardens of the WCMGA and TVGC will close at the end of the year.

884 NE 28th Ave., Hillsboro 97123.

Portland Nursery Senior Gardening Day
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 • 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.

Leach Garden Summer Sippin' Lecture Series: Cocktail Bitters
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 • 7:00pm-8:30pm
(Doors open at 6:00 for refreshments & strolling.)
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Cindy Capparelli, proprietor of Portland Bitters Project, teams with The Meadow to help us understand the world of bitters and how to make best use of them. Bitters have been around a long time but with literally hundreds on the market today, many of us are uncertain about where to begin. We will learn about bitters’ original medicinal history as well as their modern-day uses. And we will learn how essential bitters are made - starting with organic roots, barks and seeds. Then, in the tasting, we’ll experience the role that bitters can play in adding complexity and punch to new as well as classic cocktail creations. Cindy founded the Portland Bitters Project in 2014. Mark Bitterman, owner of The Meadow, is the author of Bitterman’s Field Guide to Bitters and Amari. $15 admission. ($40 for the whole series) Advance registration required. To register go to (click on "learn") or call 503-823-1671. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236.

Under The Sea (W)
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 • 4:30pm(S)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 • 4:30pm(G)
Al's Garden & Home, Sherwood, Gresham, OR

Using easy-care air plants, shells, and decorative branches, we will create a delightful waterless aquarium. This under-the-seascape will look nice and tidy (get it?) for a long time. No worrying about feeding the fish, or cleaning the bowl. Cost: $40 includes supplies, plants, expert instruction, local wine, and a light meal.

3rd Thursday Happy Hour - Fall Fest
Thursday, September 20, 2018 • 4:00-7:00pm
Garden Gallery Iron Works, Hubbard, OR

Join us for our last 3rd Thursday Happy Hour of the season! Say farewell to summer and toast fall's arrival with friendly people, unique iron and decor pieces and a refreshing beverage. Show while you enjoy a special fall cocktail, beer or wine, plus appetizers and entertainment. 25% Off your entire purchase. Free gifts to first 50 customers, plus a free drawing.

main page this week

plant of the week

tip of the week tool shed how to gardens to see sponsors events calendar the happy spot
streaming video read our blog join our twitter e-mail us archive press relations links to other websites

Website design and content ©2006-2018 Gustin Creative Group.  Please send website inquiries to  This page last modified August 27, 2018.