Stroll the lighted Tower Hill Botanic Garden this fall

The visitors center at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts (photo by Cheryl Landes) Take a half-mile illuminated stroll through the Tower Hill Botanic Garden this fall. Autumn Illuminated, the name of this event, highlights the fall colors in the garden. Autumn Illuminated starts Thursday, September 30, and ends Sunday, October 31. Hours … Continue reading Stroll the lighted Tower Hill Botanic Garden this fall

2021 Lee Farms Sunflower Festival August 6-29 in Tualatin, Oregon

Sunflowers at Lee Farms in Tualatin, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Wander through sunflower fields in full bloom and take a scenic hayride to a sunflower maze during the annual Lee Farms Sunflower Festival Tuesday, August 6, through Thursday, August 29, in Tualatin, Oregon. Introduce yourself to the farm animals and listen to live music … Continue reading 2021 Lee Farms Sunflower Festival August 6-29 in Tualatin, Oregon

Tickets selling fast for the first Topaz Farm Harvest Fest Music Series on Sauvie Island

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay I just learned about this event tonight. The Harvest Fest Music Series is the first music series the Topaz Farm has hosted on Sauvie Island, Oregon. Four shows have sold out already, but tickets are available for the other three scheduled shows in the series: Thursday, July 29—Mama Bird … Continue reading Tickets selling fast for the first Topaz Farm Harvest Fest Music Series on Sauvie Island

Tour six Eugene gardens virtually at Music in the Garden

Photo by Cheryl Landes Starting Sunday, June 27, take a virtual stroll through six beautiful gardens in Eugene, Oregon. "Music in the Garden" features the garden tours, interviews with the gardeners, and local musicians. The event is in its twenty-third year, but this is the first year it has been held virtually. It's hosted by … Continue reading Tour six Eugene gardens virtually at Music in the Garden

Tour beautiful gardens and a historic home in University Place, Washington

Photo by Cheryl Landes Tour beautiful gardens and a historic home in University Place, Washington, on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The eleventh annual tour features five unique gardens and the Curran House and Orchard. The University Place Historical Society, which hosts the tour, is renovating the … Continue reading Tour beautiful gardens and a historic home in University Place, Washington

The upper garden now open at Leach Botanical Garden

A scene at the Leach Botanical Garden in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) The upper garden at the Leach Botanical Garden has reopened for visitors with limitations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: Timed tickets must be purchased online.Masks must be worn in the garden.Keep a six-foot distance from people who are not in … Continue reading The upper garden now open at Leach Botanical Garden

Drive through and step out at the 2021 Washington State Spring Fair

The Washington State Spring Fair looks different this year due to safety precautions from the COVID pandemic. The traditional walk-in fair is replaced by three drive-through options. Bingo, the first option, is a drive-through-only experience. See animal displays, strolling entertainers, Brad's World of Reptiles, and Daffodil Festival displays (a stationery parade). Stop at food vendors … Continue reading Drive through and step out at the 2021 Washington State Spring Fair

2021 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival a mix of virtual, in-person events

Tulips from Roozengaarde Flowers & Bulbs in Mount Vernon, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) Because of ongoing safety concerns and state restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in northwestern Washington State will be a combination of virtual and in-person events. The festival kicks off on Thursday, April 1, with a … Continue reading 2021 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival a mix of virtual, in-person events