May Garden Events

UPDATE: I’ll be adding to this list as I am notified of events.
I just went to the Hudson Bay High School sale and they have loads of plants: lots of geraniums and impatiens for containers, some pretty neat agave and succulents, some way cool orchids from Nepal, and some native shrubs (native roses, Ninebark, Twinberry, Penstemons) amongst many other plants.

Naturescaping is extending their Bare Root sale to May 5th with discount prices.

Here is an article from The Columbian on local plant sales this month.

Vancouver School District Plant Sales

I want to give a shout out to the high school horticulture teachers and students. Many of these kids will choose to go into some form of plant related careers; floristry, market gardening, landscaping, and related fields. These are the future gardeners and plant geeks. How I wish horticulture had been offered in my high school! So swing by one of the schools listed below and support the kids.

From the Vancouver School District

It’s time for Vancouver schools’ annual plant sales! Visit these sales for quality perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, vegetables, hanging baskets, fruit, orchids, cactuses, native plants and more. All proceeds support FFA and programs that teach kids job skills, work ethics and so much more!

Columbia River High School, 800 NW 99th Street
April 28, 9 AM – 5 PM, April 30-May 4, 8:30 AM – 2 PM

Hudson Bay High School, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd. (near Clark College), Vancouver
May 2, 7 AM – 7 PM
May 3, 7 AM – 7 PM
May 4, 7 AM – 5 PM

Ft. Vancouver High School, 5700 E. 18th Street, Vancouver
May 2, 3, 4, 7:30 AM – 7 PM

Vancouver Flex Academy, 2901 General Anderson Avenue, Vancouver
May 10 and 11, 4:30 PM – 7 PM
May 12, 9 AM – 3 PM

Battle Ground School District Plant Sales
Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St. B.G
May 5 and 6, 9 AM – 2 PM
Over 15,000 pots including over 1000 hanging baskets, perennial flowers, bedding plants, vegetables, berry plants and nursery stock. Cash or check only.

Prairie High School, 11311 NE 119th Street, Vancouver
May 5, 9 AM – 2 PM
Hanging baskets, vegetables, flowers, grasses, herbs, succulents

Composting With Confidence Workshop
Saturday, May 5, 10 AM
Battle Ground Community Library
1207 SE 8th Way, B.G.
FREE, no registration necessary

Lilac Days: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through May 13, 2018. Tours of the Victorian farm-house, gift shop and plant sales. Cut lilacs for sale on weekends. Quilts of yesterday and today will be on display in the farmhouse. Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, 115 S. Pekin Road, Woodland; $5, children under 12 free. 360-225-8986 or

Creating Fabulous Containers for Small and All Gardens:
Sunday May 6, 2018 1 p.m. Learn to make the perfect container to enhance your home. Talk about suitable plants for various situations (hot, dry, shade, etc.) and discuss things like color, texture, form, seasonality, scale and personality. $10; 503-543-7474 to RSVP. Joy Creek Nursery, 20300 N.W. Watson Road, Scappoose OR

Master Gardener Foundation Sale
Mother’s Day week-end. May 12-13, 2018
Held at the Heritage Farm on 78th Street, Hazel Dell WA.

Mother’s Day Rhododendron Show and Sale
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Portland OR.
Across from Reed College. May 12-13, 2018, 9 AM – 5 PM

Community Garden Club of Camas and Washougal Plant Sale
Saturday, May 19, 2018 9  AM – 3 PM
Camas United Methodist Church
706 NE 14th Street, Camas WA

Clematis Tour of the Gardens at Joy Creek Nursery
Sunday, May 27, 2018 1 PM

Join nursery co-owner Maurice Horn for a tour of the many species of clematis in the gardens at Joy Creek Nursery to learn which is best for your garden. Over the last twenty-seven years, Joy Creek Nursery has been fortunate to be associated with many wonderful clematis hybridizers and collectors.   As a result, the nursery garden contains a wide variety of both climbing and herbaceous forms of clematis from many parts of the world. This is an opportunity to learn about many clematis that are rarely if ever seen in the trade. Free and open to the public. Joy Creek Nursery, 20300 N.W. Watson Road, Scappoose OR
Maurice Horn, co-owner of Joy Creek Nursery has served on the board of the International Clematis Society and was a founding member and vice-president of the Pacific Northwest Clematis Society which became the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection.  Clematis have been a life-long passion. He has been fortunate to work with several hybridizers and to introduce their plants to the gardening public.  Recently, Joy Creek Nursery has introduced several of their own clematis.




4 thoughts on “May Garden Events

  1. The Community Garden Club of Camas Washougal will be having their annual Plant Sale on May 19, 9-3, in the basement of the Camas United Methodist Church, 706 NE 14th Ave., Camas, WA 98607.
    For more info:

    Also, the Columbian newspaper put out a fantastic article on many Plant Sale events taking place in Clark County through May here that your blog readers might enjoy:

    We are so lucky to have so MANY plant sales in our area every spring! Amazing! I enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing! – B. Rider, East Clark County

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  2. What a great list! If you do this every month, I won’t have to keep track of anything – just refer to your blog! I saw my little talk is on there too – this Sunday at Joy Creek. Hope to see you, and finally meet you!

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    1. Hi Anna, I started posting these monthly lists just so I could keep track for myself and I hope they are useful to others. Fingers crossed I can get over to Joy Creek on Sunday…if I’m a good girl and get all my planting done on Saturday, LOL!

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