The WCMGA provides several venues for learning about sustainable gardening practices. These include our two gardens— the Education Garden at Portland Community College Rock Creek and the Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate where hands-on learning is offered. In addition, Master Gardeners deliver lessons in our two gardens throughout the year with our In the Garden Series. See our 2019 In the Garden Series Schedule. In the Garden Series sessions are free, open to the public and no registration is required. In the Garden Series sessions are held, rain or shine.
The WCMGA also sponsors a monthly Guest Speaker Series with presentations by local experts. More details can be found about these opportunities below.
The Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate in Beaverton has work hours Thursdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm near the Gate House. The public is also welcome to visit the garden any other time. We are located near the Gate House. The Learning Garden offers hands-on opportunities to explore a wide range of sustainable gardening practices using several garden themes including-Vegetable Gardening, Waterwise Garden, Pollinator Habitat, A Bioswale, Spiral Herb Garden, Native Plants documented in the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Perennial Companion Plants, Espalier Fruit Trees, Edible Landscape, Berries, Grapes and other fruit. Garden-goers can also learn at our Composting Demonstration area and learn about creating Mason Bee habitat.
We welcome groups for guided tours of the WCMGA Learning Garden with suggested tour times on Thursdays between 10 AM- 1 PM during our weekly volunteer activities. If you are interested in scheduling a tour lead by a Master Gardener, please contact Sandy Japely at email@example.com. Map. Select the link above for more information about the Learning Garden.
The new WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek is an exciting new partnership between WCMGA and PCC. Join us at our new garden site now transformed from a gravel lot into a beautiful new garden. The Rock Creek campus provides a scenic backdrop for a variety of classes we offer as part of our In the Garden Series. The new garden incorporates several themes including a Waterwise Garden, Pollinator and Insect Habitat Garden, Fragrance Garden, Mason Bee Nesting Stations and a selection of small conifers, trees and shrubs highlighting plants that do well in our area.
Regular work parties are Wednesdays 9AM to Noon. The public is always welcome to join us. The garden is open during campus operating hours ( 7 AM-10 PM Monday-Saturdays), closed Sundays and PCC Rock Creek campus holidays. Master Gardener guided tours are available. Contact Sue Ryburn at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and information. Map to PCC.
The WCMGA Demonstration Garden at the FairPlex was closed at the end of 2018. Visit our two other gardens at PCC Rock Creek and Jenkins Estate for educational events offered by WCMGA.
The In the Garden Series offers sustainable gardening educational sessions taught by Master Gardeners in our Demonstration Garden at Washington County FairPlex and the Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate. Many sessions provide some on-hands training, and all utilize the backdrop of the garden to enhance the learning experience. The In the Garden Series is open to the public at no cost and no pre-registration is required. In the Garden Series sessions are held, rain or shine. Many of the series lessons are approved for Master Gardener education hours for recertification. Select the link above for the In the Garden Series Schedule.
The WCMGA holds free monthly gardening lectures on the first Tuesday evening of each month (except July and August). Each lecture features an expert presentation that will keep you fascinated. Find a schedule of Guest Speakers at our Upcoming Events page. Lectures are free, open to the public, no registration needed, free parking!
Does your garden club need a speaker for an upcoming meeting? Want to arrange a talk at your local library? Would your group like a guided tour of the demonstration garden? We provide knowledgeable speakers on many gardening topics. For more information on the various programs please refer to our: Speaker’s Topics, and to request a speaker please click on the title link and fill out the form.