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Touting Trillium – Facts & Fallacies

Saturday March 25, 10:00am-11:30am

Russell Graham, Purveyor of Plants, will separate facts from fallacies concerning Trillium, one of our favorite NW native early bloomers! He’ll address the nomenclature, identification, culture, and propagation of trilliums while exploring some of the myths, lore and reality surrounding the genus with most of the emphasis on our western species.


Beginning Manga Drawing

Spring break: Monday through Friday, March 27 - 31, 9:30am-noon

Manga, Japanese comic strips and animation, have gained international popularity and have introduced young people the world over to a new genre of graphic design. This style of art is beautiful and entertaining; these classes are a simple introduction to making manga on your own.


Children’s Nature Illustration

Spring break: Monday through Friday, March 27 - 31, 1:00pm-3:30pm

We will learn to look and really SEE how flowers, leaves, branches, and other parts of Mother Nature are constructed. We’ll create a detailed botanical drawing on paper using pencil, fine-point drawing pens and any other preferred media.


Fun Folding—Origami!

Spring break: Two-day class, Tuesday, March 28 & Thursday, March 30, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Origami can be so much fun; discover how to fold a simple piece of paper into a bird, a flower, a box or a dinosaur. We will begin with simple models and on our last session children can have a jumping frog contest and take home a box of origami birds and their other creations. 


Free Beneficial Insects Workshop

Wednesday April 5, 6:30pm-9:00pm

Register online at:; FREE—sponsored by East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District EMSWCD. Information: 503-222-7645

Did you know that the flowers, leaves, soils and mulch in your garden contain beneficial insects that work around the clock to protect plants from pests? Meet the beetles, bugs, flies, lacewings and other invertebrates that provide free pest control and discover plant types and management practices that provide food, water, and shelter to attract and sustain them.


Ecology Guided Walks

Thursdays April 20, May 11, 11:00am-12:00pm

Venture out with a volunteer guide to explore microclimates at the Garden and the plants that inhabit them - lichens (April 20) and ferns (May 11).