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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Oregon for the Curious: A slide show presentation by William L. Sullivan

Friday, April 17, 2pm
Free event! 

Author William L. Sullivan takes us on a slide show tour of Oregon’s oddest hiking and travel destinations, from an island sea cave to a forgotten canyon of colored pinnacles. Expect off-the-beaten-path tales of history and geology, as told by the bestselling author of a new short story collection, “The Oregon Variations.”

Sullivan has hiked every trail he could find in the state for his popular “100 Hikes” guidebooks, a series that he updates continually. He has also written four novels and many nonfiction books about Oregon, including “Hiking Oregon’s History,” “Oregon Favorites,” and “The Case of D. B. Cooper’s Parachute.” His journal of a 1000-mile hike he took across Oregon, “Listening for Coyote,” was chosen by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission as one of Oregon’s “100 Books,” the 100 most significant books in the state’s history.

This presentation is free and open to the public. The author will be available to sign books following the slide show. 

 

Botanical Illustration with Watercolor

Saturday, April 18, 11am-3pm

20150210_160331.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. 

Supplies: Students are asked to bring their own watercolor paints or watercolor pencils. A small set is fine (or 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. 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.

Limited to 12 people (must be 12+ years old). $15/members, $20/non-members. Registration is required.

Please sign up below via Paypal or contact Becky at becky.schreiber@portlandoregon.gov or 503.823.1649.

Member / Non-Member

 

Spring Blossom Tour

Saturday, April 25, 12pm-1:30pm

Join our tour guide for a stroll through the arboretum to view the season’s colorful blooms and learn about the fascinating transformation that is spring! Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a jacket, camera and water. Please meet at the Visitor Center at 4000 SW Fairview Blvd; this is a free tour and registration is not required.

 

Spring Blossom Tour - Members Only

Sunday, April 26, 3-4:30pm

Please join Hoyt Arboretum Friends for the annual Spring Blossom Tour on Sunday, April 26 at 3pm with Curator Martin Nicholson. We will meet at the Stevens Pavilion for refreshments before the tour.
This members-only tour will be held rain or shine. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 22 to Peggie Schwarz at peggie.schwarz@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-1648. We hope you can join us!

 

Saturday Crew

Saturday, May 2, 9am-12pm

The Saturday Crew helps with trail maintenance, invasive species removal, special projects and more. No experience required; tools and instruction provided. Email volunteer@hoytarboretum.org to sign up, or sign up online here.

 

Trips & Trees: Israel

Thursday, May 14, 7pm

Hoyt Arboretum citizen scientist, archive assistant and tour guide Daniel Salomon will be giving a public lecture and will field questions on the Plants and Plant-based Organizations of Israel based on Salomon's most recent six-week extended stay in Israel in the Winter of 2015. The lecture will include a slide show and passing around real-life plant materials, field guides and reference books which Salomon personally brought back from Israel. Some attention will also be given to the plants of the Bible, the native and invasive plant species of the Israel, the importance of learning the Latin names of plants and how to harness a systematics understanding of plants to better interpret the plants of the Bible, as well as Israeli efforts to conserve, preserve, restore and steward the plants of Israel and their ancestral habitats.

 

Saturday Crew

Saturday, May 30, 9am-12pm

The Saturday Crew helps with trail maintenance, invasive species removal, special projects and more. No experience required; tools and instruction provided. Email volunteer@hoytarboretum.org to sign up, or sign up online here.

 

Saturday Crew

Saturday, June 6, 9am-12pm

The Saturday Crew helps with trail maintenance, invasive species removal, special projects and more. No experience required; tools and instruction provided. Email volunteer@hoytarboretum.org to sign up, or sign up online here.

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