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Green on Green Gardening Tour

The summer's last big garden tour showcases six great gardens in a benefit for the Portland Reading Foundation

By Kate Bryant September 11, 2012


See six unique inner NE Portland gardens at this last big garden tour of the summer. Late summer is a great time to see gardens – even better than spring! The late summer flower palette is lush, plants are towering overhead and hummingbirds are dive-bombing the late summer crush of blossoms.

Several of the gardens incorporate a modern aesthetic, and the work of a group of noted landscape designers are featured, along with creative homeowners. Gardeners and designers featured on the tour: Linda Ernst, Joanne Fuller, Jenn Ferrante, Lynn Youngbar, Sean Hogan and Lauren Hall-Behrens.

The tour is self-guided – you receive a map with directions and can visit the gardens in any order you like. Preview the gardens here - and order tickets.

WHAT: Green On Green Garden Tour – a benefit garden tour for the Portland Reading Foundation
WHEN: Saturday September 15, 2012 from 11 am to 4 pm. Pre-tour fern table demo and breakfast 9:30 – 10:30 am
WHERE: tour takes place at six inner NE Portland gardens; pre-tour demo/breakfast is in inner NE neighborhood

COST: Tour: $20 per person; demo, breakfast and tour: $35 per person. Tour proceeds go to the Portland Reading Foundation, to support students in low-income Portland neighborhood schools who are working to build lifetime reading skills.

Tickets can be purchased on line here or in person at Garden Fever Nursery: 3433 NE 24th Avenue; Portland Nursery: 5050 SE Stark St or 9000 SE Division St.; or Oxalis: 1824 NW 24th Ave.

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