PHS Events

Upcoming events

    • 20 Aug 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Ambridge Event Center, Portland Oregon
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    Become inspired through learning from keynote speaker Patrick Cullina, whose vision and leadership led to one of the world’s most innovative urban gardens, New York City’s Highline Park.

    Other featured speakers in this day-long seminar include:

    Karla Dakin: Near and Far, New Designs in the Green Roof World. With glorious examples from across the globe, she highlights divergent trends and daring creativity in green roofs from Vancouver to Dublin to Dahka.

    Lorene Edwards Forkner:
    Designing with Nature, Planting for Pollinators. Craft a nature friendly, design-driven landscape where humans, plants, insects, birds, and animals amicably co-exist.

    Evelyn Hadden: Hellstrip Gardening. These small, seemingly meaningless places between sidewalk and street, can change a home, a neighborhood and even a community.

    Seminar moderators are Portland garden designers Lucy Hardiman and Bob Hyland. Plant talks by Sean Hogan of Cistus Nursery and Maurice Horn of Joy Creek Nursery.

    Post seminar enjoy a wine reception at Xera Plants/Contained Exuberance. Event includes seminar, catered lunch, and discount shopping.

    Co-sponsored by the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon (HPSO).

    • 13 Sep 2014
    • 14 Sep 2014
    • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
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    Join us for an inspiring and educational weekend seminar exploring a contemporary approach to garden design-done that reflects local climate zones, smart water use, and harmonious plant choices.

    Hub for the weekend is the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo campus and includes a tour of Leaning Pines Arboretum. You’ll also visit gardens designed by seminar speakers, and enjoy an evening together Saturday at one of the area’s outstanding nurseries.

    If you have questions please call our office at 510/849-1627 or send an email to

    Weekend schedule.
    • Saturday, September 13th, 9am to 4:30pm: Cal Poly campus, Baker Center for Science and Math with talks, lunch, and campus walks. Check in starts at 8:30am.
    • Saturday, September 13th, 5pm to 7pm: Sage Ecological Landscapes & Nursery, Los Osos, wine reception in the gardens
    • Sunday, September 14th, 9am to 1pm, self-guided tour of local gardens

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