Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group
September 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Evening Speaker Program
"Oregon Garden: History, Plants, and the Future" with Ty Boland from the Oregon Garden
Please join the Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1685 W 13th Ave, Eugene OR for our speaker program presented by Ty Boland, Manager of Horticulture and Botanical Curator at the Oregon Garden in Silverton, Oregon.
Ty Boland has spent his adult life in farming, forestry and horticulture. He is a graduate from Oregon State with a BS in Agronomy and Soil Science. Ty has worked as a nursery professional for more than 20 years. Throughout his career as a horticulturist he’s gained a great deal of knowledge about plant production, worksite efficiencies, cultural care practices and design aesthetics. Over the last decade he’s applied this knowledge at the Oregon Garden, overhauling the horticulture side of the organization and developing a strong, knowledgeable team that continues to carry the garden into the future.
Ty will describe the creation of the Oregon Garden and how it ties into the City of Silverton. Oregon Garden sits on 120 acres, 80 of which are botanically cultivated. The garden has over 20 specialty gardens on site, and is in the process of revamping some major areas this fall. Besides Ty, there are eight other staff members, two of whom are part time. There is a lot of garden to care for, so they rely heavily upon volunteer labor as well as service groups to help. Ty will also touch on some of his favorite plants and some cultural care techniques.
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 2019 and 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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Watch for more information on our up-coming programs and events...
Saturday, May 9, 2020 ~ 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Annual Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group Plant Sale
Lane County Fair Grounds
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.
LCB Continuing Education Credits
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