Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group
WVHPG Coming Events for 2018 - 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
November 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM - Evening Speaker Program
"An Autumn Visit to the Maples of Westonbirt - England's National Arboretum" with Elaine Sedlack
Please join the Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM in our new location at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Eugene, 1685 W 13th Ave, Eugene OR for our speaker program presented by Elaine Sedlack, Hardy Plant Group member and gardener from Eugene OR. Entrance to the meeting space is through the double doors on the east side of the building.
Westonbirt Arboretum is Mecca for anyone who loves trees, especially maples! Here in the mild climate of southwest England are found the UK’s National Collections of both Japanese cultivars and species maples. Some have achieved great stature, since this 500 acre estate was first planted in the 1850’s. The presentation will include many unusual forms of species maples as well as a selection of cultivars.
Elaine Sedlack has gardened her whole life, most recently retiring from the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley. She spent 31 years there caring for and developing the Asian collection. She belongs to numerous horticultural organizations, has published articles, and traveled internationally in the course of her career, notably to China and Japan. She moved to Eugene in 2015.
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.
January 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Evening Speaker Program
"Exciting Plants for the Adventurous Gardener" with Pat Thompson of Secret Garden Growers
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.
LCB Continuing Education Credits