2015 Portland Study Weekend 

offered in conjunction with PSU's Institute for Sustainable Solutions   PSU sustainable solutions logo

June 26-28, 2015

Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union (3rd floor, Ballroom)  Campus map.

Planet Garden: Gardening in Our Changing World

Our world is a garden.  Come join us to explore our planet and its incredible diversity of plants, the variety of garden styles found across its continents, and the role we humans must play in sustaining it for the future.

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$185 includes all talks and entry to open gardens, plant sales, and book sales.   [Cancellation fee - $25 until June 1st; thereafter, no refunds.]

Optional Events:

$35 Workshop: Container Gardening: Three Unique Ways of Creating Beauty in a Pot
$35 Workshop: Reuse, Repurpose, and Reinvent: Simple Handmade Projects from Humble Beginnings
$55 Saturday Soirée at Blooming Junction Nursery

The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon's 2015 Study Weekend begins with Optional Pre-event Workshops on Friday morning, June 26, and Open Gardens in outer Northwest Portland near Forest Park and on Sauvie Island. Friday through Sunday is filled with great talks, more open gardens, a Plant Sale with hundreds of plants from select vendors, and a Book Sale. During breaks, make sure to check out the botanical display to the rear of the ballroom. Saturday evening 300 lucky people may choose to attend our Soirée at Blooming Junction.

During the weekend a multitude of Door Prizes, such as books, plants, art and gift certificates, are given away to attendees with special attention to non-plant items for our Canadian guests. You just need to be in your seat to win!!

An added bonus is that weekend attendees have an opportunity to bid on fabulous Silent Auction items...from plant collections to garden art to trips and tours. Money raised from the auction supports HPSO's grants program that provides funds to non profits involved in gardening endeavors.

 Planet Garden
C. Colston Burrell  -  Evelyn Hadden  -  Dan Hinkley
Maurice Horn  -  Mike Kintgen  -  Thomas Rainer  -  Jonathan Wright


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday visit Portland-area gardens where you'll encounter both urban and rural oases, unique garden visions, collections of plants from around the world, and inspiring landscapes.


at Blooming Junction Nursery.  Eat, drink, and shop for plants.
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Special workshops with Lorene Edwards Forkner, Bob Hyland, Deby Barnhart, and Emma Elliott.
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A selection of the Northwest's specialty nurseries offer their most rare, unique, and finest plants.  Phytosanitary certificates available for out-of-country attendees.  The latest garden books are available at discount prices, too!
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A day-by-day schedule is available for preview.
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Highlights at a glance, parking info, lodging options, etc.
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  Basic registration for the Weekend includes all seven lectures, all open gardens, coffee and refreshments at the breaks, and access to plant and book sales.  Extra charges apply for these options: workshops, Saturday soiree, parking pass, or box lunches.


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