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Find various native plants, vegetable starts and other horticultural items across the region

Spring is the season for plant sales, coming up in April and May across Clackamas County.

COURTESY PHOTO: SPRING GARDEN FAIR - Visitors to this year's Spring Garden Fair are encouraged to fill a red wagon with colorful plants.

Oak Grove Garden Club

The Oak Grove Garden Club's annual plant sale at Risley Landing Gardens, will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 30 at 16295 S.E. River Forest Place, Oak Grove.

Browse the wide variety of potted plants both large and small raised in local gardening conditions. Take a chance on the raffle for a selection of gift baskets specially created for gardeners, and explore Garden Treasures for interesting and useful garden-related items.

Visitors may discuss garden questions with experienced gardeners, tour the gardens and enjoy the beautiful view of the Willamette River. Proceeds help maintain the historic park and support local horticultural scholarships and gardening education programs.

For more information, contact Linda at 503-260-8712 or visit oakgrovegardenclub.com/events.COURTESY PHOTO: SPRING GARDEN FAIR - Crowds will be returning to the Clackamas County Fairgrounds to purchase plants for the first time since the 2019 Spring Garden Fair.

Friends of Gladstone Nature Park

The Friends of Gladstone Nature Park plant sale will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 30 at 18111 Webster Road, Gladstone. The sale will feature perennials, native plants and vegetables. The Friends of Gladstone Nature Park was organized in 2016 to maintain and rehabilitate the 11.5 acres of Gladstone Nature Park. The group sponsors activities and projects that restore the park and attract visitors; the plant sale is a benefit for the park. Visit gladstonenaturepark.org for more information.

Clackamas County Master Gardeners

The 36th Spring Garden Fair is back, after a two-year hiatus. It takes place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on April 30 and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on May 1 at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 694 N.E. Fourth Ave., Canby.

The theme for this year's event is Back to Basics and will once again bring together popular garden vendors in one place.

Master Gardener activities include plant taxis, the Garden Fair Raffle and the Ask a Master Gardener booth and potting station.

Visitors can also check out the silent auction, free plant check and the Portland Iris Society. The Good Thyme Food Court will be set up on the main lawn when it's time for lunch or just a snack.

Admission is $5 and parking is free. The venue is a smoke-free facility and no pets are allowed, except for service dogs.

Find out more about the event at springgardenfair.org and cmastergardeners.org.

Upcoming events

Check out the May 4 issue of the paper for information about these upcoming plant sales:

Friends of the Ledding Library sale on May 7, 8 and 14; the Milwaukie Garden Club sale on May 7; and the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek sale on May 22.

A habitat-enhancement work party will be held at Tideman-Johnson Park on May 7.


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