Home & Garden Events Around Portland: Home Improvement & Landscaping Show, Dahlias Party & More


Events are free unless otherwise specified. Please send schedule submissions at least two weeks in advance to [email protected]


History and walk: From 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday and Friday until September 27. This program integrates the exploration of nature, art, literature, movement and outdoor play. Registration at the Nature Center 30 minutes before the start of the program. Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd .; oregonstateparks.org

Free tours of the gardens of the Pittock manor: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of each month until September 28. OSU’s Master Gardeners run 30-minute information tours, focusing on plants and gardens, while providing an overview of the Pittocks’ contributions to Portland Gardens. 3229 Pittock Drive northwest; pittockmansion.org

Guided tours of Hoyt Arboretum: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays until October 27. Learn about the collection and stroll among the trees. Free for members, $ 3 for non-members; registration not required; Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd .; hoytarboretum.org, or 503-865-8733

Family bird walk: 10 am-11:30am the second Saturday of each month until October. Take a guided birding hike with the whole family. Binoculars and field guides available, or bring your own; $ 7; Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd .; hoytarboretum.org, or 503-865-8733

Plant walk: 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday to December 3. Explore the Lan Su Chinese Garden to learn about the history and cultural significance of the plants in the garden as well as tips on their care. Free with membership or admission; Lan Su Chinese Garden, 239 NW Everett St .; lansugarden.org, or 503-228-8131.

Wednesday morning hikes with bees: From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. until December 11. Look for wildlife, listen to the wind and the stream, water the children’s discovery garden, read a story and create something fun. 2-5 years accompanied by an adult; $ 3 per child, non-walkers and adults free. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave .; leachgarden.org, or 503-823-1671.


Portland Home Improvement & Landscaping Show: 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday August 30-Sept. 2. Talk to home and garden vendors of all brands and descriptions. Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 N. Winning Way; $ 3; homeshowcenter.com


Swan Island Dahlias Festival: From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Saturday to Monday, August 31 to September 2. Stroll through a field of dahlias of all colors and races to get your flower fix at the Swan Island Dahlia Festival. 995 NW 22nd Ave., Canby; dahlias.com


How to grow and care for roses: 6:30 p.m. Presenter: Rich Baer, ​​Past President of the Portland Rose Society. Town of Beaverton, Griffith Park Building, Room 330, 4755 SW Griffith Drive. washingtoncountymastergardeners.org


The fascinating history of garden tools: 7:20 p.m. Discover the history of gardening tools, learn how to choose the right tool, and learn tips for digging and weeding more efficiently. Reservations required: $ 15, $ 10 for Leach Garden Friends; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave. 503-823-1671 or leachgarden.org


Information meeting for garden volunteers: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Find out about volunteering at Legacy Gardens. Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1015 NW 22nd Ave. RSVP required; call 503-413-7012; legacyhealth.org/gardens


Salem Hardy Plant Society Fall Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sebright Gardens, 7185 Lakeside Drive NE

Guided walk in the gardens: 11 am-12pm. See what is blooming and of seasonal interest. No registration required. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave .; leachgarden.org, or 503-823-1671.

Boxwood mowing workshop: 11:00 a.m. Get tips, practice and participate. $ 10; Pomarius Nursery, 1920 NW 18th Ave., pomariusnursery.com, or 503-490-6866.

Music in the garden: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket (no animals) and enjoy music from six local bands in a peaceful five-acre garden in a rural battlefield (location provided during registration) . Wine, food and drinks available for purchase. $ 15 per person or $ 25 for two tickets available in advance on musicinthegarden-2019.bpt.me; 360-521-1190, or email [email protected]


Deerly Missed: A Pangram Garden: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Take a virtual tour of a two-acre pangram garden and learn about unfamiliar plants. A pangram garden is a collection of plants with at least one genus starting with each letter of the alphabet. Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, clackamascountymastergardeners.org, or 503-653-8100.


Enhance Laurelhurst Park: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteer with a work team and help clean up the park. Projects may include pruning, removing invasive plants, and spreading mulch chips. 3600 SE Ankeny St .; email [email protected], 503-459-9248


Seeds: Harvesting, cleaning, drying and conservation: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This hands-on class explores harvesting your favorite heirloom seeds on a garden scale. Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate, 8005 SW Grabhorn Road, Beaverton; washingtoncountymastergardeners.org


John and Lilla Leach’s wedding anniversary: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Commemorate the creators of the Leach Botanical Garden with an open house in the stone hut, a scavenger hunt, light refreshments and historical exhibits in the mansion. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave .; leachgarden.org, 503-823-1671


Bonsai Jamboree: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy a market, lessons, demonstrations and more. $ 5, 12 and under free, additional fees for hands-on lessons that include plants and materials; Milwaukie Community Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive; portlandbonsai.org

Washington County Master Gardeners Association Learning Garden Open Day: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit the Learning Garden for planting and growing ideas covering native plants, berries, perennials, herbs and vegetables. Master gardeners available to answer questions, free workshops and activities for families. Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate, 8005 SW Grabhorn Road, Beaverton; washingtoncountymastergardeners.org

Autumn garden fair: 10 am-5pm Saturday and Sunday Sept 14-15. Engage with and learn more about gardening in the state of Oregon. Browse a horticultural showcase, watch a judged flower show, and find a new addition for your garden from local nurseries and garden artists. Free for members, $ 4 to $ 10 for non-members; Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton; oregongarden.org

Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs (OSFGC) Fall Garden Fair: 10 am-5pm Saturday and Sunday Sept. 14-15. Enjoy eight workshops, a floral design show, floriculture and horticulture exhibits, plant and garden vendors, children’s crafts and more . Admission to the garden from $ 8 to $ 14 covers all events; The Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton; oregongarden.org or oregongardenclubs.org

Growing cover crops in the home garden: 10:30 am-12pm. Learn about the benefits of growing cover crops, including how to select the right type for your space and needs, when and how to sow your seeds, and what to do with your crop in the spring. Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE Eighth Way; extension.wsu.edu, 360-397-6060, ext. 5738 or email [email protected]

Portland Rose Society Fall Rose Show: 12 pm-8pm Saturday and 11 am-5pm Sunday Sept 14-15. Explore the variety of roses from micro-minis to standard flowers and learn more about their care. Registrations will be accepted on Saturdays from 6.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. (prize-giving ceremony at 3 p.m.). Lloyd Center (second floor near Ultra Beauty), 2201 Lloyd Center; portlandrosesociety.org


Visit of the gardens and wellness walk: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Gathering at the Stenzel Garden for a tour of the garden followed by a walk in the nature of the neighborhood. Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1015 NW 22nd Ave .; legacyhealth.org/gardens, or 503-413-6507.


Mutualism, deception and self-defense: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Discover “the intricate dance of co-evolution in insects and plants” and some of the fascinating and complex ways they have evolved to affect each other’s traits and behaviors. Reservations required: $ 15, $ 10 for Leach Garden Friends; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave .; leachgarden.org, or 503-823-1671.


Greater Portland Iris Society Plant Sale: 9 am-4pm Saturday and Sunday Sept. 21-22. Focus iris to be Siberian, Spuria, Japanese and others. Divide and rejuvenate your hands-on Bearded and Hairless Iris class 1pm Saturday, register at portlandnursery.com/events; Portland Nursery, 5050 SE Stark St .; 360-835-1016 or higher portlandirissociety.org

CLAY_TOPIA: dog bowl: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Join local artist Paige Wright for a nursery-inspired clay workshop and learn how to make a unique ceramic vessel yourself. $ 40; Pomarius Nursery, 1920 NW 18th Ave .; pomariusnursery.com, or 503-490-6866.


Low water gardening: 1:00 p.m. Take a class that focuses on dry gardening solutions to minimize summer watering. $ 15; Joy Creek Nursery, 20300 NW Watson Road, Scapoose; 503-543-7474 or joycreek.com

– Corey Sheldon

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