Monday, April 29, 2013

Events this weekend, May 4

This Saturday, May 4th is set to be a busy weekend in the garden, in the neighborhood and in Portland.
Plus it is forecasted to be WARM & SUNNY!


The annual Neighborhood Clean-up will be happening this weekend at Arleta School (SE 66th & Mitchell)
This is a Great way to clean-out the garage and get ready for the spring/summer AND it is the main fundraiser for the Neighborhood come out and show your support one truck/carload at a time!

- Be sure to check the flyer for a FULL list of things that ARE and are NOT able to be accepted!


Also this weekend after a 10-year hiatus is the return of the Dunthorpe Garden Tour
This Garden Tour is a 1.5mile walking tour stroll through five distinctive gardens with shuttle bus service to and between gardens as well as tea and cookies at the final historic garden.

This 10AM-4PM tour is in celebration of the Riverdale School Districts 125th anniversary.
Tickets cost $30...for more information visit their website or facebook page
    "From cottage herb gardens, to rose "rooms", to sculpture gardens...this Tour has it all! Rumor has it, we may be treated to some informal talks by one of the landscape architects!"

Just a few Dunthorpe Garden Tour Factoids to share:
  • The Tour program will feature a plant lists for each garden.
  • Francoise Weeks will also be on hand to talk about her fabulous botanical shoes and purses at the Tea House
  • Read more about the tour in this recent Portland Tribune Article

Planning ahead to June for the Naturescaping for Backyard Habitats Tour
on Saturday, June 1st

Grab a friend and enjoy behind the scenes access to naturescaped yards & gardens that are bursting with creativity on this FREE self-guided tour! Chat with the do-it-yourself gardeners who have created low-maintenance landscapes that attract wildlife, conserve water, and have no need for synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Check it out and dig up fresh ideas that will help you create your own exceptional backyard habitat!

Tour Hours: 11am - 4pm
yardtour fern with hanging fish art

Yard Tour FAQs:

I'd like to attend. How do I sign up?
Advanced registration is required. You can register online beginning Thursday, May 9th.  Once registration is open, we'll send out an email announcement. Click here if you are not already on our email list & you'd like to receive an announcement.

How many gardens will be on the tour?
The number of gardens changes from year to year, but you can expect approximately 6-10 gardens.

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