Mission Statement: Gardens and programs that inspire, educate, and enrich our lives and our community.
Purpose Statement: To educate and encourage citizens on the importance of developing, restoring, maintaining and conserving wildlife habitat and the native plants that comprise that habitat.
Welcome our new member! Many thanks to those who have renewed your memberships and given donations.
We are so grateful that many of you have increased your membership renewal levels–it is very much appreciated! Memberships help support our organization and our gardens!
Note: With this support, we are working on some future projects…stay tuned!
March Class – cancelled
February Class-Follow Up
Our February class Beneficial Insects and Sustainable Gardening presented by Irene Catlin, Instructor at CASEE and hosted by The Camas Library was quite comprehensive and informative. If you missed it or want to watch it again, here is the link on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Tt7GaD6TXcc
Saturday Morning Work Parties
March starts the return to our Saturday morning work parties
(SMWP). For those unfamiliar with our parties, on each Saturday morning, with safety in mind (masks and social distancing required), we will pair volunteers with one of our garden coordinators who will supervise and guide various tasks around the gardens.
We are doing things a bit differently this year. In order to comply with restrictions guiding the number of people gathering together we have created a sign up system using SignUpGenius. Each month additional sign up dates will be added. To sign up to work on Saturday mornings in the coming months , here is a link to a SignUpGenius page.
Thanks once again to Rosemarie, we have a beautiful new bulletin board display on the front of our smaller shed. I think we can all share in the message: “Happiness is the first sign of spring!”
Come visit and check it out in person (masks and social distancing rules).
Save the Date(s)
Plans are still underway for a Bare Root Trees, Shrubs & Perennial Sale starting April 24th-25th. We will take measures to adhere with any restrictions in place, which may dictate the number of people allowed at one time.
Details are still to be worked out–you will be informed as information becomes available. Keep those eyes and ears open……
Art in the Garden
We are also hopeful that we will be able to have our annual one day event, Art in the Garden, this year on Sunday July 11th. More to come….
Comments from a visitor to the gardens:
From Rose D. (partial):
What a wonderful botanical garden! And so much larger than we expected it to be, plus it’s free! They have a large variety of beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees along with a vegetable garden to take in and if you enjoy taking photos of flora, you will find plenty of specimens to train your lens on. We were there on a Saturday afternoon, but it was incredibly peaceful as there were only a few other people walking around. Some sections have themes, such as the area designed to attract birds and the birds were definitely singing their praises for the locale as we wound our way through that area.
We definitely want to come back during the different seasons to see how the garden changes throughout the year.
Can you relate?……..
Nature Related Quote of the Month
From Gustav Mahler: Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.