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

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

IN PROGRESS

Visit to Leach Botanical Garden: 1:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday noon until April. Learn about the history of the garden, heritage trees, seasonal plants, habitat restoration and more. Register at leachgarden.org; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave.

Bumblebee hike: 1 p.m. on April 22 and 29, 10 a.m. on April 23. Toddlers can watch wildlife, listen to the wind and stream, smell plants and flowers, and touch trees and leaves. Register at leachgarden.org; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave.

Soil school: (online webinar) 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 28. Experts from the Tualatin and West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation Districts share their knowledge and answer questions in a series of soil-related webinars. Find details and register at tualatinswcd.org/get-involved/event-calendar.

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

Take 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 landscaping to creating an edible landscape, workshops led by experts from the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District show how to benefit people, water and wildlife. emswcd.org

Grow Your Own Products Workshop Series: (online via Zoom) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month until November 10. Permaculture expert Marisha Auerbach helps you learn how to maximize your yield with a monthly overview of key garden activities. $100 for a series of five classes or $25 per class; permaculturerise.com

Portland Dahlia Society Monthly Meeting: 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month until December. Participate in a monthly discussion on seasonal topics. Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way; portlanddahlia.com

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

Harvest and Design Workshop Series: 10.00 am second Saturday of the month, May-November. Take a monthly guided flower farm tour and learn about the plants you will harvest for your arrangement that day. $85 per workshop or $445 for the seven-course package; Charles Little and Company, 34573 Seavey Loop Road, Eugene; charleslittleandcompany.com

SATURDAY APRIL 16

Earth Day Celebration: 10am-4pm; 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. Admission is free but a $5 donation is suggested, parking $5; Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton; oregongarden.org

Plant Sale on Dairy Creek Community Food Network: 11am-3pm Saturday and 1pm-3pm Sunday 16-17 April. Shop for a variety of vegetables, flowers, herbs and more. Crossroads Church, 1523 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove; dairycreekcommunityfoodweb.org

WEDNESDAY APRIL 20

Weed Watcher Workshop: (online webinar) 6 p.m. Join experts from the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District to learn how you can help identify priority weeds in the Tualatin River watershed. Find details and register at tualatinswcd.org/get-involved/event-calendar

THURSDAY APRIL 21

Sale of geranium: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Choose 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]

FRIDAY APRIL 22

Mini-habitat table garden workshop: 5:30-6:30pm Join local artist Weina Dinata to learn how to create your own tabletop woody or succulent native plant garden. $85; Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd.; tryonfriends.org

Yamhill County Master Gardener Plant Sale: Online shopping is only open for vegetables, annuals and perennials at ycmgaplantsale.com. Pickup scheduled May 12-15 at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds; ycmga.org or 503-434-7517

SATURDAY APRIL 23

Ivy Removal Volunteer Day: 9h-12h. Volunteer to restore plant diversity by removing ground or tree ivy. Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd.; tryonfriends.org

Home Orchard Education Center Spring Plant Sale: 10:00am-3:00pm Browse a selection of fruit 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 homeorchardeducationcenter.org/springplantsale for site-specific instructions and more information.

Earth Day Celebration: More information to come. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave.; leachgarden.org

WEDNESDAY APRIL 27

Nature planning: the basics: (online webinar) 6:00 p.m. Experts from the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District present the basics of landscaping or incorporating native plants into your yard, garden, or community, and provide resources to help you get started planning your own project. Find details and register at tualatinswcd.org/get-involved/event-calendar.

FRIDAY APRIL 29

Sale of Echo Ranch plants: 9am-5pm Friday and 9am-4pm Saturday April 29-30. Choose from plants, flowers, vintage gifts and Mother’s Day items. Echo Ranch, 19131 SE Foster Road, Damascus; eco-ranch.org

SATURDAY APRIL 30

Tualatin Valley Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., April 30 and May 7. Shop for vegetable and flowering plants and get expert advice from the garden club. Hillsboro Farmers’ Market, 150 E. Main St.; sites.google.com/site/tualatinvalleygardenclub/home

Oak Grove Garden Club Spring Plant Sale: 09:00-15:00 Tour the gardens and browse a variety of potted plants grown in local conditions, as well as other garden items. Risley Landing Gardens, 16195 SE River Forest Place, Milwaukie; www.oakgrovegardenclub.com

Free Plant Exchange: 10am-12pm. Bring your extra plants, planters, pots, gardening supplies and books, and bring home what interests you. Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist, 1133 NE 181st Ave.

Spring Garden Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 30 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 1. Shop over 100 vendors with plants, pots, garden art and more. admission $5, free parking; Clackamas County Fairgrounds and Events Center, 694 NE Fourth Ave., Canby; springgardenfair.org

Sale of trees, shrubs and bare root perennials: From noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday from April 30 to May 1. Browse a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials and bee cocoons. NatureScaping of Southwest Washington, 11000 NE 149th St., Brush Prairie; naturescapeing.org

WEDNESDAY MAY 4

Landscaping: Site Design: (online webinar) 6:00 p.m. Experts from the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District explain how to apply landscaping principles in site design. Discuss the tools and techniques needed to design your landscape. Find details and register at tualatinswcd.org/get-involved/event-calendar.

SATURDAY MAY 7

Digging in the ground: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Visit the Oregon Garden, help plant spring annuals, and then enjoy a brunch buffet, bottomless mimosas, and live music. $40; Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton; oregongarden.org

Incredible sale of edible plants: 10:00am-3:00pm Choose from a range of organic vegetable and herb starters, and enjoy workshops, music and more. 1624 NE Hancock St.; multnomahmastergardeners.org/incredible-edibles

SATURDAY MAY 14

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

SATURDAY MAY 21

Mini-habitat table garden workshop: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Join local artist Weina Dinata to learn how to create your own tabletop woody or succulent native plant garden. $85; Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd.; tryonfriends.org

Floratopia: 10am-4pm May 21-22. Enjoy a judged floral show, informative exhibits, botanical arts, photography and more. World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon Road; theportlandgardenclub.org

–Corey Sheldon

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