May 4, 2022

Happy Mother's Day!
Looking for something fun to do with your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, or female bestie this Mother's Day weekend? We have some great ideas for you.
Elizabeth with her mother, Juliet Lord,
 in the Gaiety Hollow garden.
Open Gardens ~ Saturday 10 - 1

Thanks to our new Head Gardener, Hannah Curry, Gaiety Hollow couldn't look more beautiful. Take a FREE self-guided tour on Saturday, May 7, and leave with a small Mother's Day gift.

Future Open Gardens (always 10 am - 1 pm) are listed below. Some dates will include local musicians and others will feature local artists.

June 11 - Gardening book exchange/sale
June 25 - Classical music; Aislinn Adams/botanical artist
July 9 - Classical music; Carolyn Kollegger/artist
August 20 - Classical music
September 24 - TBD
Gaiety Hollow
545 Mission Street, Salem, Oregon
More Mother's Day Weekend Fun!
May 7, 10am -4pm
Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill St. NE, Salem, OR

Studios at The Mill opens its doors to visitors during Sheep to Shawl, the annual free family event at WHC.

AND -- check out the new Pendleton store!

(Quilt work inspired by the iconic photo of Edith and Elizabeth by Studios at The Mill artist Ross Sutherland)
Marion County Master Gardener Plant Sale
Friday & Saturday, May 6 & 7
Oregon State Fairgrounds, Columbia Hall
Did you know that more flowers and plants are gifted on Mother's Day than on any other holiday? Don't be remiss - head over to the Master Gardener Plant Sale and buy something pretty before it's too late.
Give your Mother a Garden Tour Ticket!

Self-Guided Tour of 12 Residential Gardens
Fairmount Hill Neighborhood
Salem, Oregon
June 4 & 5, 2022
Our 2022 Neighborhood Garden Tour will take place on Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5, from 10 am to 4 pm on both days in the lovely Fairmount Hill neighborhood, south of downtown Salem, Oregon. The tour features 12 residential gardens, four of which are Lord & Schryver designs.

The annual event is a fundraiser for the Lord & Schryver Conservancy. This year, one-day tickets are $30 and two-day tickets are $40. Children under 16 are free. We continue to require limited timed entry to manage capacity and safety. Tickets must be purchased ahead online, no sales during the garden tour.

Please note: Due to hilly and uneven terrain, accessibility to the gardens on this tour may not be safe or comfortable for those with mobility issues. Also, driving between individual gardens is discouraged to respect the privacy of the neighbors.

The tour begins with your check-in at Fairmount City Park where you will receive the tour map. If you drive, we urge you to park at the Eye Care Physicians & Surgeons lot at 2001 Commercial Street (cross street is Rural Avenue.) A free shuttle will take you from the parking lot to the Welcome Tent. Please consider taking public transportation. A convenient bus stop is located at the corner of Commercial Street and Rural Avenue. There is limited free parking along Rural Avenue and neighboring streets.

Fairmount City Park has public bathrooms, picnic tables, and grassy areas to spread a blanket if you wish to bring a picnic meal. We are exploring the possibility of food trucks to purchase lunch or snacks.

Volunteers Still Needed!

Welcome visitors at the entrance to each garden as a garden host. Shifts range from 2.5 - 3.5 hours and volunteers will be thanked with free entrance to the tour on the day that they work (of course we still welcome your support for this important fundraiser.)

Please email to volunteer at the garden tour!
Happy Spring and see you in the garden,
Pam Wasson
Executive Director
Visit the LSC website for the latest news.
Lord & Schryver Conservancy | 971-600-6987 | |