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January 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Evening Speaker Program
"The Private and Public Gardens of Land Morphology" with Richard Hartlage, of Land Morphology in Seattle WA

Please join the Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1685 W 13th Ave, Eugene OR for our speaker program presented by Richard Hartlage, founder of the Seattle Landscape Architectural Firm, Land Morphology.

Land Morphology is a studio of fifteen people and was founded in 2012. Richard will discuss how he organizes the office starting with the firm’s core values. The work is plant oriented and ranges from small suburban properties to large estates.

The firm also provided the master plan for the Leach Botanical Garden in Portland. The City of Portland has funded the first phase of $9 million, which will include a tree canopy walk and complex mixed species pollinators’ meadow.

Land Morphology is also responsible for the planting design of the new Seattle Waterfront with lead designer James Corner Field Operations who designed the High Line in New York City. The project is a mile and half in length and is intended to revitalize Seattle link to the Puget Sound.

Richard will give overviews of these exciting projects. He will also share images of his own small city garden, which is used as an ever-changing laboratory for design and plants. The talk will be illustrated with sumptuous images and Richard will describe how they approach and execute the wide range of projects his firm is working on. 

Doors on the east side of the building open at 6:30 PM for refreshments, book sales, botanical sample browsing and socializing. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members. Membership in the Hardy Plant Group is $20 annually. There is ample parking in the parking lot which can be accessed from both Chambers St or W 13th Ave. 

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. Overflow parking is also available in the Early Childhood CARES parking lot on W 12th Ave just east of the Looking Glass Center and the first 20 spaces on the east and south side of Berean Baptist Church just across Chambers St to the west.
WVHPG Coming Events for 2020
Our Monthly Meetings and Speaker Programs take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene, 1685 W 13th Ave, (the corner of Chambers St and W 13th Ave) 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 and the first 20 spaces on the east and south side of Berean Baptist Church, just across Chambers St to the west. See our Contact Us page for a map of the parking areas 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!
​~ 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.
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Saturday, May 9, 2020 ~ 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


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
February 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Evening Speaker Program
"Bred for Success: Targeting Issues That Keep Good Plants Down" with Dr Ryan Contreras from Oregon State University Ornamental Plant Breeding Program

March 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Evening Speaker Program
"Searching for Magnolias in China and Growing Them at Quarryhill" with William McNamara from Quarryhill Botanical Garden

April 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Evening Speaker Program
"Birds of the Willamette Valley" with Barbara Gleason of Wild Birds Unlimited

​May 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Evening Speaker Program
"Portland Perennial Partners" with Lucy Hardiman - Garden Design, Writer and Speaker from Portland OR