PHS Events

Upcoming events

    • 11 Sep 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Portland, Oregon
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    Photo: Lorene Edwards Forkner

    Six years ago, PHS board member Bob Hyland and Andrew Beckman, publisher of Timber Press, traded 24 acres in the Hudson River Valley and a connoisseur plant nursery 100 miles north of New York City for two thirds of an acre in Portland, Oregon. They gained three hardiness zones in the process.

    Today, their exuberant five-year-old garden, Harborton Hill, perches on a hillside above US Route 30 looking out over the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers and slices of the industrial landscape of North Portland. Capitalizing on a greatly expanded plant palette, their garden features naturalistic beds and borders planted with a matrix of climate-adapted shrubs and perennials that thrive in Portland’s cycles of dry summers and wet winters.

    You’re invited to visit this exquisite plantsmans’ garden and enjoy light refreshments as we celebrate Pacific Horticulture.

    If you have questions or to register by phone, please call our office at 510-849-1627.

    No refunds with cancellations will be given after August 28, 2016.

    • 17 Sep 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Arlington Gardens, Pasadena, CA
    • 19

    Hypertufa troughs and bowls lend rustic antiquity and character to any garden. Relatively lightweight garden containers that look like weathered, porous stone are crafted from a mixture of cement, coir fibers, and perlite shaped in simple molds. Each class participant will create a small pot to learn the basics of this fun DIY project. Class instructor Steve Gerischer will discuss working with dyes, texturing, and many other tricks of the trade he’s honed over the many years he’s been working in this medium.

    In addition to the workshop, a selection of finished hypertufa troughs—some already planted—bowls, mushrooms, pots, and decorative orbs will be for sale.

    Workshop fees will benefit Pacific Horticulture Society; proceeds from the sale of hypertufa items will be divided between Pacific Horticulture and Arlington Gardens.

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

    • 02 Oct 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Atherton, California
    • 18

    Photo: Linda McKendry

    Edith Bergstrom’s garden is a showcase for more than an acre of rare and unusual palms that she has lovingly collected and curated for over forty years. The resulting palm oasis is a magical landscape, a rich resource, and inspiration for the artist’s significant body of work in watercolor. Visit to explore her horticultural collection and go to to browse her paintings. 

    You’re invited to visit this remarkable garden and enjoy light refreshments, hosted by PHS board member Linda McKendry, as we celebrate Pacific Horticulture.

    If you have questions or to register by phone, please call our office at 510-849-1627.

    No refunds with cancellations will be given after September 18, 2016.

    • 15 Oct 2016
    • 16 Oct 2016
    • 2 sessions
    • Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa
    • 52

    A weekend in the Russian River Valley, exploring the power of gardens in the context of their natural surrounding

    Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
    50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, California 95403
    Click here for map

    For travel details and lodging options please click here.

    Early-bird Pricing:

    • $200 for PHS members
    • $225 for the general public

    After September 19, 2016:

    • $225 for PHS members
    • $250 for the general public

    Our weekend program includes meals from Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch. Please indicate your lunch option when you register:
    __ Vegan
    __ Gluten free
    __ No restrictions

    Refunds are not possible with cancellations received after October 3, 2016.

    Sponsored by Pacific Horticulture. Major funding for this program is provided by the Blanche Thebom Trust, Miller Charitable Foundation, and The Left Coast Fund.

    Additional questions? Phone : 510-849-1627


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