Each year since the 1990s, HPSO has teamed up with the Garden Conservancy to provide a fabulous one-day tour of private open gardens. Proceeds for the tour are split between the two organizations; HPSO’s proceeds go towards the Elaine Joines Grants Program and the HPSO horticultural scholarship fund. The tour is completely organized and staffed by volunteers. The location of the tour varies each year, typically to a different part of the greater Portland metropolitan area.
The theme of this year’s tour is “A Unique Journey: From Plant Collections to Urban Food Sourcing”. The tour will be in the Lake Oswego/West Linn areas just south of Portland. Five beautiful gardens and a clematis botanical collection are featured:
- The Tuttle Garden (Charlene and Bill Tuttle) – lead garden
- Rogerson Clematis Collection at Luscher Farm
- The Sheng Garden (Sherry Sheng and Spike Wadsworth)
- The Darcy Garden (Mike and Linda Darcy)
- The Ervin Garden (Robert and Mignon Ervin)
- The Bates Garden (Susan Bates)
You will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for fabulous garden art at several gardens. Raffle proceeds will benefit the HPSO grants program directly.
Entry is $5 per person per garden on the day of the event. You can purchase tickets “by the book” and get 6 tickets for $25, which is a savings of $5. Tickets have no expiration date and can be used at any Garden Conservancy open garden anywhere in the United States. Buy a book of tickets online here.
Download tour directions.