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

2021 Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival sets tentative plans for October, moves to new location

Image by Alicja from Pixabay After a year's break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival plans to return in late October to a new location. It's moving from the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby to Linn County Expo Center at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany, Oregon, October 23-24. Plans … Continue reading 2021 Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival sets tentative plans for October, moves to new location

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

Schreiner’s Iris Gardens planning to reopen display gardens this spring

The Reckless Abandon iris from Schreiner's Iris Gardens in Salem, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) In the years before COVID-19 gripped the world, Shreiner's Iris Gardens in Salem, Oregon, hosted an iris festival during bloom season in May, in conjunction with KeizerFEST. Their iris fields and display gardens were open during that time. Last year's … Continue reading Schreiner’s Iris Gardens planning to reopen display gardens this spring

2021 March of Daffodils celebrates virtually throughout March and early April

Photo by Cheryl Landes Last year, the annual daffodil festival in Amity, Oregon, cancelled due to COVID. This year throughout March and in early April, the town is hosting virtual events. Some are online and others are outside. Each weekend has a theme. March 12-14 is the Awakening weekend, which kicked off with National Plant … Continue reading 2021 March of Daffodils celebrates virtually throughout March and early April

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon, returns March 19-May 2

Tulips at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) After a year off due to the COVID pandemic, the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival returns from Friday, March 19, until Sunday, May 2. This year, all tickets must be purchased online, and COVID safety protocols will be in place. Season tickets … Continue reading Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon, returns March 19-May 2

2021 Nantucket Daffodil Festival to be replaced with Help Our Businesses Bloom

Photo by Cheryl Landes The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce has cancelled the 2021 Daffodil Festival Car Parade and Picnic in Siasconset, Massachusetts, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, planning for an event called Help Our Businesses Bloom is underway. The chamber is planning shopping and dining promotions to support local businesses, along with virtual … Continue reading 2021 Nantucket Daffodil Festival to be replaced with Help Our Businesses Bloom