March 10, 2021
Spring is almost here!
Dear Friends:

The past year has been challenging in every way possible. Many of us have turned to nature and our home gardens as a refuge and place to safely socialize with family and friends. 

We are excited to welcome Spring and have planned some enjoyable ways to venture outdoors and enjoy her beauty. Highlights include our Gaiety Hollow Open Gardens that resume on April 10, Deepwood Gardens tours starting on April 15, and our annual Neighborhood Garden Tour planned for June 5 & 6. COVID-19 protocols of wearing masks and social distancing will be followed for all garden events.

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FREE Monthly Webinars

We continue to offer a variety of lively, informative webinars led by experts in horticulture and historic gardens. The free* one hour online talks will be held on select Monday evenings.

If interested in attending either webinar, please email Pam Wasson at and she will add you to the Zoom registration list.

*We are happy to offer these talks to the community at no charge. If you would like to make a donation to help cover our administative costs, please click here.
Monday March 15 at 7pm via Zoom
Explore Leach Botanical Garden
with David Porter
The 16-acre garden, located in outer Southeast Portland, is owned by Portland Parks & Recreation. With capital project funds from both private and public sources, the Garden is just completing substantial capital improvements including a pollinator and habitat garden and an aerial tree walk. 

David Porter spent the last decade as its Executive Director, retiring in early 2021. He will take us on a behind the scenes tour of this beautiful garden as well as share the fascinating history of its founders, Lilla and John Leach.

Email to receive a Zoom invitation to this event.
Monday April 12 at 7pm via Zoom
"He Paints with Lakes and Wooded Slopes"
Frederick Law Olmsted and the Founding of American Landscape Architecture
with Suzanne Rinehart Bishop
Olmsted was famous for designing many well-known parks, campuses, and housing developments including Central Park in New York City. To Olmsted, parks were as much about the mental, physical, and social health of communities as they were about aesthetics and his theories about the restorative benefits of time spent in nature and the democratic value of public parks are now proven. 

Portland native Suzanne Bishop, a student of the history of Oregon gardens and landscapes, looks forward to sharing Olmsted's history and accomplishments.
Email to receive a Zoom invitation to this event.
Gaiety Hollow Open Gardens
Resume April 10
Our 2021 season of FREE self-guided tours of the garden will begin Saturday, April 10 from 10am - 1pm, with an optional docent tour at 11am. The colorful tulip display is fashioned after Elizabeth and Edith's 1956 bulb plan.
Deepwood Garden Tours
Resume April 15

The Lord & Schryver Conservancy restores and manages the historic gardens at Deepwood. Free docent-led tours are offered Thursdays at noon, starting April 15. Look for the tour sign by the northwest corner of the parking lot.

Neighborhood Garden Tour
in Historic Court-Chemeketa District
June 5 & 6, 2021
We can't wait! Our 2021 Neighborhood Garden Tour will take place in the beautiful Historic Court-Chemeketa District, east of downtown Salem, Oregon. The tour, an annual fundraiser for the Lord & Schryver Conservancy, will be held on Saturday & Sunday, June 5 & 6, 10am to 4pm both days. Tickets are just $20 per person ages 16 and older and free under age 16. Tickets will be available online through Eventbrite starting in mid-April. Timed reservations and pandemic-safe protocols will be in effect.
With Appreciation

We are honored to have been recognized by two national organizations. The Garden Conservancy selected Gaiety Hollow as one of six gardens to receive a Gardens for Good grant. Also, the Cultural Landscape Foundation recognized the work of Lord & Schryver in its Landslide 2020 Women Take the Lead program. Finally, we are grateful for a recent bequest that has enabled us to establish an endowment with the Oregon Community Foundation.

We appreciate the ongoing generosity from our supporters including these organizations who have advised and assisted us over the years.

Cultural Landscape Foundation
Elwood Tree Service
Garden Angels
Garrett Hemann Robertson
Grove Mueller Swank
Oregon Community Foundation
Oregon Cultural Trust
Pioneer Trust Bank

See you in the garden,
Pam Wasson
Executive Director
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