Hoyt Arboretum Friends (HAF) is a membership-based, nonprofit organization working in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation to support Hoyt Arboretum.

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Holiday Kick-Off Sale

Saturday & Sunday, November 22 & 23, 11am-3pm 

Join us for our holiday kick-off sale at the Nature Store on November 22 and 23 from 11am to 3pm. Enjoy 10% off on all regular-price store merchandise along with complimentary cookies, hot cider and tea!

Winter Wreath Sale

December 1-December 15

Our annual wreath sale runs from December 1 through December 15. Stop by the Nature Store to purchase one of these beautiful handmade wreaths. Proceeds benefit children's nature camps! 

Members Sale

Saturday, December 6, 11am-3pm

Members will get a 20% discount on all regular-price purchases! Enjoy complimentary cookies, hot cider and tea while you shop!

Saturday Crew Work Party

Saturday, December 6, 9am-12pm
Volunteer opportunity!

Lend a hand at Hoyt Arboretum with our Saturday Crew! Wear work clothes such as pants and boots. Be sure to dress for the weather, and bring water and a snack. Gloves and tools will be provided. Please sign up here, or email Heather Wilkinson for more information.

Botanical Illustration with Watercolor

Saturday, December 6, 11am-3pm
Registration required. $15/Member, $20/Non-Member 

orange.jpgWhether you are a budding artist wanting to learn about botany or a plant lover eager to hone your botanical illustration skills, this class is for you! Students will learn the basics of botanical illustration and complete one or two watercolors. This class will highlight festive winter trimmings like holly and pinecones – great practice for creating your own botanic-themed holiday cards!

Supplies: Students are asked to bring their own watercolor paints or watercolor pencils. A small set is fine (just tubes of red, yellow, blue and a palette or plate for mixing). Students should also bring their own brushes, including a fine round #2 or #3 brush and a ½”-wide flat brush. Bring a favorite pinecone, or use one from our collection! All other supplies (paper, pencils, etc.) will be provided at the class. 


About the instructor: Ruth Williams is an Arborist and plant enthusiast with a degree in Horticulture from UC Davis. She learned to draw plants in weed science 101, and later at the Mojave Desert Studies Center. She lives in Southeast Portland with two heritage California Bay Laurels, her husband, and six chickens.


Class is limited to 12 people (must be 12+ years old). $15/member, $20/non-member. Registration is required. Sign up below via PayPal or contact info@hoytarboretum.org or 503.823.1649. 

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