April is a great time for spring blooms and getting back out into the garden! This is the month for starting the veggie garden, working up your annual and perennial beds, planting new trees and shrubs, getting the lawn ready for summer, meeting farmers at the local markets, and taking strolls through gardens and tulip fields. You can find all of these things and a whole lot more on the farm stops listed below.

On the Farmlandia Farm Loop
  • Bosky Dell Natives - Find more than 30 species of native northwest plants including ones that attract birds, bees, butterflies and beneficial insects.
  • Barn Owl Nursery Herb & Lavender Farm - Opening in early May, you can find more than 100 lavender varieties, herbs and lavender products.
  • Luscher Farm - Rogerson Clematis Garden, housed at Lusher Farm, opens in early May and is an extensive collection of clematis plants - a must-see!
  • Milwaukie Farmers Market - Opening May 5 for the season, it is a great place to source flowers, veggie starts and garden art.
  • Oregon City Farmers Market - Market will be open April 13 and April 27. May 4 the weekly summer market opens with spring plants, fresh flowers, and much more.

On the Canby Farm Loop

On the Molalla Farm Loop
  • K's Nursery - A garden center with everything you’ll need for beautiful flowers — annuals, perennials, herbs and baskets.
  • Stoller Farms - Starting in April the avid gardener can choose the finest geraniums, magnificent hanging baskets and assorted vegetables and bedding plants.
  • Molalla Farmers Market - Opens May 30 for veggie and flower starts sourced from local farms.

On the Marion Farm Loop
  • Egan Gardens - Perennials, annuals, greenhouses full of flowering plants, hanging baskets and planters. Also features lots of roses and shrubs, and a nice selection of dwarf conifers. Egan Gardens will also be at GardenPalooza April 6.
  • Bauman's Farm & Garden - Greenhouses full of colorful baskets, annuals, perennials, veggie starts, trees and shrubs, and gardening advice to boot! They will also be at GardenPalooza April 6.
  • E.Z. Orchards Farm Market - Come check out their fresh-cut tulip bouquets and herb plants while you shop their fresh produce and snack on a house-made donut.
  • French Prairie Gardens & Family Farm - Garden Center full of perennials, annuals, shrubs and hanging baskets. Sip a local cider while you shop!
  • Margie's Farm & Garden - Greenhouses open for hanging baskets, annuals, perennials at this full-fledged garden and retail center.
  • Greens Bridge Gardens - Starting in May, find flowers and veggie starts on this southern most point of the Marion Farm Loop.
  • The Oregon Garden - The Garden is coming back to life this time of year! Current blooms include the star magnolia, daffodils, crocus, hyacinth and many more.The Oregon Garden is hosting their annual Earth Day event April 20th, presented by Marion County. More information on this event here.
  • Raintree Tropical - If you're looking for unusual, specialty and tropical plants, this is the place! Demonstration garden on site.
  • Sebright Gardens - Specialty plant nursery offering a plethora of shade-tolerant plants for purchase such as: several hundred hosta varieties, hardy ferns, epimediums and much more. Four acres of botanical display gardens at the nursery
  • Salem Saturday Market - Celebrate their 21st season by visiting their 150+ vendors and picking out flower and veggie plants for your garden. Opening day April 6.