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WVHPG Coming Events for 2017 and 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...

​October 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
"Plants for Western Gardens: Natives and Others" with Paul Bonine

November 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
"A Tale of Two Gardens - a Gardeners Adventure from the Desert to the PNW" with Lori Volmer

January 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
"Latest Treads in Gardening from Seed" with Renee Shepard

February 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
"Plant Combinations and Garden Art" with Mike Darcy

March 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
"All About Camellias" with Robert Herald

April 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
"The Hydrangeas" with Kristin Van Hoose

May 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
"Manzanitas and Hebes on Trial" with Neil Bell




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


September 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Evening Speaker Program
Fifty-Years of Growing Herbs (and the Constant Pursuit of the Herbal Holy Grail) with Andy Van Hevelingen

Please join the Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group at 7:00 PM in the Campbell Community Center for our speaker program presented by Andy Van Hevelingen.

Andrew "Andy" Van Hevelingen is co-owner and manager of Van Hevelingen Herb Nursery in the Chehalem Valley at Newberg OR, established in 1982 with his wife Melissa. Van Hevelingen Herb Nursery is a wholesale nursery that grows and sells over 150 lavendar cultivars, as well as a variety of herbs and other unusual perennials.

Together, the Van Hevelingens have been growing and collecting plants for over 30 years. They specialize in lavender and have introduced many of their own cultivars including lavender 'Melissa' and 'Royal Velvet'. Andy has bred and developed a number of unique lavender varieties over the years. He is a regular writer for the Herb Companion Magazine and has written numerous articles and chapters in other publications. He is past president of both the Willamette Valley Herb Society and The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon. Andy is a popular lecturer on lavender and other herbs, and also a garden photographer.