Fall Fruit at the Arboretum

Fall Fruit at the Arboretum

Date(s) - October 18, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Did you know that all flowering plants produce fruits? Did you know that blueberries and watermelons are true berries, but strawberries and blackberries are not? Fruits can be fleshy (like a ripe tomato) or dry (like a hazelnut). In this mini-workshop and walk, we will learn about the differences between fruits and vegetables, discuss some of the different types of fruits and how they are derived, then go for a walk to see some of the diversity of fruit types at the Arboretum. We aim to send you home with lots of geeky botanical knowledge to impress your family and friends!

  • Class size is limited, please register in advance
  • Registration closes Tuesday, October 17th at 4:00pm

About the instructor: Dr. Mandy Tu is the Plant Taxonomist & Herbarium Curator at the Hoyt Arboretum. In this position, she is responsible for collecting voucher specimens and verifying the identity of the trees within the Arboretum, and is often asked to identify plants by natural area managers in the Portland region. She has a B.S. in Botany from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of California at Davis. Mandy has taught many plant identification courses and workshops for botanical professionals and plant enthusiasts.

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If you qualify for an Oregon income assistance program, please email nina@hoytarboretum.org for details about further discounted program rates. 

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Hoyt Arboretum Friends member for discounted program rates, please click HERE.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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