Field Trips / Past Club Events / Places To Go

Upcoming Sep/Oct field trips for Garden Club members!

ArbutusGardenArts_hoophouse_summer_Sep2015S.L. and M.S. have two more wonderful field trips planned for Garden Club members in September and October you won’t want to miss!  Members be sure to contact either of them for details – specific date for each trip, time, carpooling, etc.

A small nursery and display garden in SE Portland, Arbutus Garden Arts specializes in noteworthy (meaning notable for unique features and worth growing in your garden) Japanese maples, dwarf conifers, and Epimediums. They grow many cutting edge and unusual varieties.  The display garden is on an island surrounded by Johnson Creek in a little nook near the Springwater Trail in SE Portland. The garden shows their fondness for seasonally interesting plants and packs a lot into a relatively small area.
[Image:  Arbutus Garden Arts]


Laurel Hedge, Estacada Oregon. Laurel Hedge is a designer’s private home and gardens as well as a boutique nursery and shop. This two-acre estate is arranged into garden rooms including a bamboo garden with a tea house, koi pond with rustic pavilion, white-flowering spiral garden, rose garden, hornbeam-lined allee, and flower garden with greenhouse. It has been transformed from a noble fir tree farm into an eclectic mix of specimen, species and beloved plants. Along with fountains, statuary and rustic garden structures, you will also see espalier, formal hedging and topiary, including a 5′ tall rabbit and a small herd of deer. Bring your lunch to enjoy during our visit here.
[Image:  Laurel Hedge]


Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Gardens239 NW Everett Street, Portland OR.

Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of Portland’s greatest treasures. Built by Chinese artisans from our sister city Suzhou (home of China’s famous ancient gardens), it’s among the most authentic Chinese gardens outside of China. Much more than just a beautiful garden, Lan Su is a creative wonder — a powerfully inspiring experience based on a 2,000-year-old Chinese tradition that melds art, architecture, design and nature in perfect harmony. We will either eat lunch at the garden or a nearby restaurant. Purchase your own lunch.

[Image:  Lan Su Chinese Gardens]

Not a garden club member yet?

Come join us at our next monthly meeting this September 23rd at 1pm.  For more information, check out the “FAQ page” on our web site at:


[Article content, trips & content thanks to:  S.L. & M.S.]

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