Garden fair to fund scholarships
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Clackamas County Master Gardeners will present the 35th annual Spring Garden Fair, taking place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Clackamas County Event Center, 694 N.E. Fourth Ave., Canby.
The event features more than 100 garden vendors with annuals and perennials, vegetables and herbs, trees and shrubs, and everything in between. There are also vendors with garden tools, art, compost and much more.
This two-day event has plenty of free attractions for gardeners of all ages.
Master Gardener-sponsored activities include the award-winning 10-Minute University with short classes on gardening; Ask a Master Gardener booths in two locations to answer your garden questions; free pH soil testing in 4-H Hall with displays from local organizations and free children's activities.
Don't forget the Garden Fair raffle, giving away dozens of prizes each hour, and the silent auction featuring new plant introductions and favorites from local growers.
Returning favorite events at the fair are the Potting Station, with deals on containers; the plant taxi, with student volunteers who will tow your plants to your vehicle for tips; the free plant check area for holding your purchases, and easy drive-by pickup.
Don't miss the food court and Coffee Thyme, with covered and indoor seating.
Another feature of the Garden Fair is the Greater Portland Iris Society's annual Early Show Sunday, May 5 in the Main Pavilion.
It's all happening on the weekend before Mother's Day at the Clackamas County Event Center. Parking is free.
Clackamas County Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Oregon State University in the science of gardening.
Proceeds fund horticulture scholarships for students at Clackamas Community College as well as community grants and free educational programs.
Find out more about the event at www.SpringGardenFair.org or https://www.facebook.com/SpringGardenFair.