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Fall PlantFest Lecture and Plant Sale

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10:00am
Contact  Bob Hyland Phone: (503) 224-5718 Email:

Just minutes away from downtown Portland. Free parking.

Lecture Program: "Autumn Berries, Bark & Bloom" - A presentation by Richie Steffen 

Program begins at 10:00am (doors open about 9:15am)

Admission: $10 (members), $20 (non-members)

As summer wanes and the temperatures cool, our gardens celebrate autumn displaying a rich array of brilliantly colored leaves, luscious glowing fruit and the last floral hurrah of the year. Join Richie Steffen, Curator of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden, as he shares some of his favorite shrubs, trees and perennials for fall interest. His talk also showcases plants from Great Plant Picks and the Miller Garden that resonate in the soft, golden light of the forgotten season.

Richie Steffen is the curator for the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle where he manages the garden, rare plant collections and new plant acquisitions. He also supervises Great Plant Picks, the primary educational program of the Miller Garden. Great Plant Picks is committed to building a comprehensive palette of outstanding and reliable plants for maritime Pacific Northwest gardens and gardeners.

Being an avid home gardener as well, Richie constantly experiments with plants in his garden, trying new plants discovering what they need to thrive in our region as he learns to be a better gardener and steward of our natural resources.

Richie’s recently published book, The Plant Lover’s Guide to Ferns, which he co-authored with Sue Olsen, is a goldmine of information on these shade loving plants and provides a wealth of ideas for designing with ferns and how to grow these charming and ancient plants.

Nurseries and growers selling great plants for fall planting.

Program attendees can begin shopping at 11am; everyone, including the general public, is welcome to begin shopping at 11am until the sale ends at 1pm.

Admission: free 

To register, click here


PCC Rock Creek Campus 
17705 NW Springville Rd 
Portland, OR 97229


Event Sponsor  The Hearty Plant Society of Oregon