Coming Soon

To learn more about an upcoming class - click on the class name. To view all of our classes and events, select the Calendar link on the right. 



The Art & Architecture of the Leach Garden Manor House    

Wednesday September 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm 

Join us to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Leach Garden Manor House. Designed by Morris Whitehouse, the 1936 Leach Garden Manor House provided the centerpiece for John and Lilla Leach's "Sleepy Hollow" estate. Thanks to the Leach Garden archive's treasure trove of original plans, sketches, letters and photos, much is known about this special place. Learn about the general architecture of the house as well as the stone cabin and other historic structures. 


The remarkable Story of Portland's Johnson Creek

Thursday October 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Southeast Portland's Johnson Creek is twenty-five miles long and drains fifty-four square miles, flowing from the foothills of the Cascades to its confluence with the Willamette River. The creek is notorious for its frequent floods and has been the subject of over forty-five studies about how to solve its flooding and pollution problems. Who better to share the rough and tumble history of Johnson Creek than someone whose family came to settle along the creek over 125 years ago? Steve Johnson still lives on his family's 8-acre homestead and has spent much of his adult life working on restoration of the watershed.


EMSWCD Workshop: Attracting Garden Pollinators

Wednesday October 26, 6:30pm - 8:30pm 

Free workshop! Learn about the bees, flies, beetles, moths and butterflies that provide vital pollination services in urban gardens! You’ll discover  a plant palette to help attract and support  these important pollinators. 

Sponsored and conducted by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

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Information: 503-222-7645


Lil Nature Families

Thursdays October 6, 13, 20 - 9:30-11:30am         

Portland Parks & Recreation will be offering at the Garden their program Lil Nature Families (age 2.5 - 5).  This is a Parent/Child program (parent must attend). The benefits of combining nature play, ecology and meaningful are proven through research! Weekly hands-on lessons improve creativity, focus, coordination, & social development. Children learn about Pacific NW ecology through games, activities, exploration and unstructured play - and this class adds an important parent component - direct interaction with nature together. 

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