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WVHPG Coming Events for 2018
Our Monthly Meetings and Speaker Programs take place at the Campbell Community Center at 155 High Street (the corner of High St and Second Avenue) in Eugene, Oregon. There is ample parking in the parking lot at the corner of 2nd and High. Please see our Contact Us page for a map and directions.

Meetings begin at 7:00 PM, but the doors open at 6:30 PM for refreshments, book buying, botanical sample browsing, and socializing. We meet the second Tuesday of the month, September through November, and January through May. The public is invited to attend our speaker meetings. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members.

Our monthly meetings include:
~ Fascinating and informative presentations from the best plant people in the world.
~ Superb botanical samples - find out what's blooming now!
~ Gardening Tip of the Month series.
​~ Terrific door prizes.
~ Wonderful gardening and plant books at discounted prices.
~ Plants available for purchase.
~ Refreshments and a chance to visit with speakers and members before and after the presentation.
Join us for our next event...
Watch for more information on our up-coming programs and events...


Saturday, May 12, 2018 ~ 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Annual Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group Plant Sale
Lane County Fair Grounds
See the Plant Sale page for more information


May 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM - Evening Speaker Program
"Northwest Plant Evaluations and the Humble Groundcover - a New Look at an Old Landscape Staple" with Neil Bell from the OSU Extension Service

Please join the Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Campbell Community Center, 155 High St, Eugene OR for our speaker program presented by Neil Bell, the Community Horticulturist for the Oregon State University Extension Service in Marion and Polk Counties.

​As the Community Horticulturist for Oregon State University, Neil Bell has overseen the OSU Master Gardener programs in both counties since 2000. Together with Heather Stoven, he also oversees the Northwest Plant Evaluation program, which began in 1999 with a Hebe evaluation. He lives with his wife Bernadine on 5 acres of Polk County brush west of Monmouth, where they continue to learn how to garden with wildlife and limited water.

Northwest Plant Evaluations is an OSU Extension program which since 2000 has completed landscape evaluations of HebeCeanothusCistusHalimium, and Grevillea at the OSU North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora. The program is currently evaluating 75 cultivars of Arctostaphylos (Manzanita) and is curating plants for a forthcoming evaluation of broadleaved evergreen groundcovers. Information on the evaluations is available at the Northwest Plant Evaluations website: http://horticulture.oregonstate.edu/content/northwest-plant-evaluation-program