Earth Day celebrations, plant sales and more to add to your gardening calendar

Events are free unless noted. Please email calendar submissions at least two weeks in advance to [email protected]


Leach Botanical Garden Tour: 1:30 p.m. Fridays and noon Saturdays through April. Learn about the garden’s history, heritage trees, seasonal plants, habitat restoration and more. Register at; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave.

Bumble Bee Hike: 1 p.m. April 22 and 29, 10 a.m. April 23. Toddlers can look for wildlife, listen to the wind and creek, smell plants and flowers, and touch the trees and leaves. Register at; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave.

Soil School: (online webinar) 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 28. Tualatin and West Multnomah soil and water conservation districts’ experts share their knowledge and answer questions in a series of soil-related webinars. Find details and register at

Tulip Festival: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through May 1. Experience the beauty of 40 acres of tulips and more than 200 acres of outdoor spaces and activities. $15 day pass, or $60 season pass; tickets must be purchased at; Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, 33814 S. Meridian Road, Woodburn

Spring Into Action, Free Webinars to Learn: Various dates and times through June. Discover methods to save time, money and energy on a garden, property or community. From naturescaping to creating an edible landscape, workshops taught by experts from East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District demonstrate ways to benefit people, water and wildlife.

Grow Your Own Produce, The Workshop Series: (online via Zoom) 7-9 p.m. second Thursday of the month through Nov. 10. Permaculture expert Marisha Auerbach helps you learn to maximize your yield with a monthly overview of key garden activities. $100 for a five-class series or $25 per class;

Portland Dahlia Society monthly meeting: 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month through December. Take part in a monthly discussion of seasonal topics. Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way;

Tualatin Valley Beekeepers Association meetings: Online via Zoom until further notice; 6-8 p.m. last Tuesday of the month; or email [email protected]

Harvest & Design Workshop Series: 10 a.m. second Saturday of the month, May-November. Take a monthly guided tour of a flower farm and learn about the plants you will harvest for your arrangement that day. $85 per workshop or $445 for the seven-class package; Charles Little and Company, 34573 Seavey Loop Road, Eugene;


Earth Day Celebration: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Learn about the environment, forest management, sustainability and conservation while visiting educational exhibits, taking a narrated tram tour or exploring the 80-acre botanical garden. Entry is free but a $5 donation is suggested, parking $5; Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton;

Dairy Creek Community Food Web Plant Sale: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 16-17. Shop a variety of veggies, flowers, herbs and more. Crossroads Church, 1523 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove;


Weed Watcher Workshop: (online webinar) 6 p.m. Join Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District experts to learn how you can help identify priority weeds in the Tualatin River watershed. Find details and register at


Geranium Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Select from a variety of hanging baskets and four-inch pots. Cash and checks only; Marshall House, 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver; for more information email [email protected]


Mini-habitat Tabletop Garden Workshop: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Join local artist Weina Dinata to learn how to create your own artful woodland or succulent tabletop native plant garden. $85; Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.;

Yamhill County Master Gardener Plant Sale: Online shopping only opens for vegetables, annuals and perennials at Scheduled pickup May 12-15 at Yamhill County Fairgrounds; or 503-434-7517


Ivy Removal Volunteer Day: 9 a.m.-Noon. Volunteer to restore plant diversity by removing ground or tree ivy. Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.;

Home Orchard Education Center Spring Plant Sale: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Peruse a selection of fruiting trees, edible plants, beneficial perennials and more grown, propagated or grafted in the Pacific Northwest. HOEC Arboretum, 21 Inskeep Drive, Oregon City. Call 503-298-5410 or visit for site-specific directions and more information.

Earth Day Celebration: More information coming soon. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave.;


Naturescaping: Basics: (online webinar) 6 p.m. Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District experts introduce the basic principles of naturescaping, or incorporating native plants into your yard, garden or community, and provide resources to help you start planning your own project. Find details and register at


Echo Ranch Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 29-30. Select from plants, flowers, vintage gifts and Mother’s Day items. Echo Ranch, 19131 S.E. Foster Road, Damascus;


Tualatin Valley Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-noon, April 30 and May 7. Shop vegetable and flowering plants, and get advice from garden club experts. Hillsboro Farmers’ Market, 150 E. Main St.;

Oak Grove Garden Club Spring Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tour the gardens and browse a variety of potted plants raised in local conditions, plus other garden items. Risley Landing Gardens, 16195 S.E. River Forest Place, Milwaukie;

Free Plant Swap: 10 a.m.-Noon. Bring your extra plants, starts, pots, garden supplies and books, and take home what interests you. Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist, 1133 N.E. 181st Ave.

Spring Garden Fair: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1. Shop more than 100 vendors with plants, pots, garden art and much more. $5 admission, free parking; Clackamas County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 694 N.E. Fourth Ave., Canby;

Bare Root Trees, Shrubs & Perennials Sale: Noon-3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, April 30-May 1. Peruse a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials and bee cocoons. NatureScaping of Southwest Washington, 11000 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie;


Naturescaping: Site Design: (online webinar) 6 p.m. Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District experts walk through the practice of applying naturescaping principles in creating a site design. Discuss the tools and techniques needed to design your landscape. Find details and register at


Digging in the Dirt: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit the Oregon Garden, help plant spring annuals and enjoy a brunch buffet, bottomless mimosas and live music afterwards. $40; Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton;

Incredible Edibles Plant Sale: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Choose from an array of organic veggie and herb starts, and enjoy workshops, music and more. 1624 N.E. Hancock St.;


Gathering in the Garden: Celebration of music, spring and gardening. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shop for organic tomato starts, landscaping plants, perennials, shrubs, garden tools, accessories, art and more. Eastmoreland Garden, Southeast 27th Avenue and Bybee Boulevard;


Mini-habitat Tabletop Garden Workshop: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Join local artist Weina Dinata to learn how to create your own artful woodland or succulent tabletop native plant garden. $85; Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.;

Floratopia: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 21-22. Enjoy a judged flower show, informative exhibits, botanical arts, photography and more. World Forestry Center, 4033 S.W. Canyon Road;

— Corey Sheldon

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