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WVHPG Coming Events for 2019
Our Monthly Meetings and Speaker Programs take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Eugene at 1685 W 13th Ave (the corner of Chambers St and W 13th Ave) in Eugene, Oregon. Entrance is on the east side of the building and there is ample parking in the parking lot which can be accessed from both Chambers St or W 13th Ave. Additional parking is available in the adjacent Looking Glass Center parking lot to the north, but please do not park under the covered entry way. Overflow parking is also available in the Early Childhood CARES parking lot on W 12th Ave just east of the Looking Glass Center. 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 11, 2019 ~ 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


January 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Evening Speaker Program
"Exciting Plants for the Adventurous Gardener" with Pat Thompson of Secret Garden Growers

Please join the Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 7:00 PM in our new location at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1685 W 13th Ave, Eugene OR for our speaker program presented by Pat Thompson of Secret Garden Growers, “Exciting Plants for the Adventurous Gardener.” Entrance to the meeting space is through the double doors on the east side of the building.

Secret Garden Growers is the brain child of ‘mad gardener’ Pat Thompson in Canby, Oregon. This specialty nursery is a place where other ‘plant-mad gardeners’ can immerse themselves in their favorite pastime of discovering and collecting fabulous plants for their gardens. Pat propagates most of the nursery’s offerings from stock she has collected over the last 40 years which include thousands of rare, unusual, heirloom and hard to find plants. Perennials are the largest offering here, but many choice shrubs, trees, vines, grasses and own root roses have joined the fray. Pat’s background adds some depth to reasons for plant choices…artist, teacher, landscape maintenance and contracting business owner, certified arborist, consultant, designer and now propagator and purveyor of fine plants at Secret Garden Growers since 1999.

The ‘Exciting Plants for the Adventurous Gardener’ presentation will include underused, fabulous performers for the Pacific Northwest. Pat will be talking about a cross section of selections that have become favorites and she will tell you the reason why.  

Please note the additional parking area and also the overflow area: Additional parking is available in the adjacent Looking Glass Center parking lot to the north, but please do not park under the covered entry way. Also, overflow parking is also available in the Early Childhood CARES parking lot on W 12th Ave just east of the Looking Glass Center.
February 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Evening Speaker Program
"Yet To Be Decided" with Kelly Dodson and Sue Milliken of Far Reaches Farm

March 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Evening Speaker Program
"Growing Bulbs - Around the World - Species & Hybrids" with Steve Vinisky of Cherry Creek Daffodils

April 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Evening Speaker Program
"Snowdrops" with David Culp of Brandywine Cottage in Pennsylvania

May 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Evening Speaker Program
"Deerly Missed! An Alphabetical Garden" with Dave Eckerdt from Salem
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS
Some of the programs presented by the Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group qualify for Continuing Education Credits for licensed Landscape Contractors. We are providing a downloadable Certificate of Attendance form that you can print and bring to the programs to have a board member sign to verify your attendance. Submit as required to the Oregon LCB.
WVHPG Attendance Form
for
LCB Continuing Education Credits