April 20 2021
Spring has arrived!
Dear Friends:

We hope you are enjoying the lovely spring weather. Our Open Gardens are in full swing and the Neighborhood Garden Tour is just weeks away. COVID-19 protocols of wearing masks and social distancing will be followed for all garden events.

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Neighborhood Garden Tour
in Historic Court-Chemeketa District

June 5 & 6, 2021

Timed Entry Tickets available now!

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.

This year, limited timed entry tickets will be sold to comply with COVID-19 social distancing requirements. Select to come Saturday or Sunday and on the hour between 10am and 3pm. No tickets may be purchased on site during the garden tour.

Farm fresh boxed lunches featuring health savories, sweets and beverage, generously supplied by Minto Growers, may be ordered ahead for $15.00 (order at bottom of ticket screen.) Pick up at the event to enjoy on site before or after your tour.

Parking is available on street, and in Court Street Church parking lot (except 10-1pm Sunday.)

Garden terrain varies and may not be suitable for those with mobility challenges. Please keep that in mind when planning your visit.

Can you Volunteer?

Garden Hosts are needed to welcome visitors at the entrance to each garden. Food cart assistants are needed to help serve customers. Volunteer shifts range from 2.5 - 3.5 hours and volunteers will be provided with free entrance to the gardens on the day that they work (although we still welcome your support for this important fundraiser.)

Please email info@lordschryver.org - attention Karen Freeman- to sign up today!
Classical music at our next
Gaiety Hollow Open Garden
April 24, 10am - 1pm
Join us for a FREE self-guided tour of the garden this Saturday, April 24 from 10am - 1pm, with an optional docent tour at 11am. Stroll and enjoy classical music provided by the small ensemble "The Tuesday Club."

Future Open Gardens:
  • May 8 and 22 (May 9 is Mother’s Day)
  • June 12 and 26 
  • July 10 and 24
  • August 7 and 21
  • September 4 and 18

Congratulations Bobbie Dolp!

Each year, Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards are given to individuals, organizations, and projects that have made outstanding contributions to preserving Oregon heritage.

This year our very own Bobbie Dolp received an award for her dedicated work in establishing the Lord & Schryver Conservancy and preserving the legacy of Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver who established the first women-owned landscape architecture firm in the Northwest. 

"It is indeed an honor to be recognized for the success of the Lord & Schryver Conservancy but the real kudos belong to all those whose steadfast vision and dedication over the years have brought us where we are today. Heartfelt thanks to all of YOU! And onward!"
What is an Oak Cookie?

To find out, attend our FREE webinar about
Salem's Oregon Oak Salvage Project
Monday, May 10 at 10am via Zoom
Willamette University Professors, Karen Arabas (Environmental Science) and David Craig (Biology), are partnering with the Salem Parks Department on the "2021 Oregon Oak Salvage Project." They are taking the ice storm's damage to Salem's iconic white oak trees and transforming it into knowledge that will help us to better understand the history of Salem's urban forests, animal habitats, and climate patterns. The professors and students have collected over 100 oak "cookies" - thin slices of fallen or felled Oregon white oak trees - from parks, public areas, and residential gardens to use in their research project.

Email pam@lordschryver.org to receive a Zoom invitation to this event.

*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.
Farewell to our Garden Manager
Mark Akimoff, LSC's Garden Manager for the past two years, has decided to leave us for a position in environmental conservation with the government. We appreciate the horticultural skills and passion that Mark brought to our organization and wish him all the best in his future career endeavors.
Deepwood Garden Tours

Conservancy volunteers care for the historic Lord & Schryver-designed gardens at Deepwood.

Free docent-led tours are offered Thursdays at noon. Look for the tour sign by the northwest corner of the parking lot.

See you in the garden,
Pam Wasson
Executive Director
Visit the LSC website for the latest news.
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