The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon's Plant & Garden Art Sale
2019 - HORTLANDIA'S 31st Year!
April 20th & 21st at the Portland EXPO Center
This event is open to both HPSO members and non-members, and admission is free.
In April of every year, HPSO sponsors an event that is one of the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. Vendors from far and wide – from nearly the Canadian border to the California border – come to Portland to offer the latest plant introductions as well as the time-tested (and hardiness-tested!) plants. Complementing the plant vendors are specialty garden art vendors bringing one-of-a-kind pieces made from metal, wood, glass, ceramic, fabric, and stone. Each work of art is handcrafted by the vendor. This is a wonderful event, and it's particularly nice to have so many nurseries and artists, with so many plant choices and specialty works, all under one roof!
This year we're offering the Grow With Us Lecture Series at the sale:
Cory Jarrell: “Houseplant Care with the Plant Nerdist” / 10:30am Saturday
Judith Jones: “Ferns Beyond Shady Borders” / 12pm Saturday
Riz Reyes: “Plants for Year-Round Flower Arranging” / 1:30pm Saturday
Laura Heldreth: “Made in the Shade” / 10:30am Sunday
Janis McBride: “The Gift of Orchids” / 12pm Sunday
Linda Beutler: “Some Like it Hot - Clematis” / 1:30 Sunday
Volunteers make the sale happen. It takes about 240 volunteers working 3-hour shifts to ensure that the sale goes smoothly. As a benefit for helping out, volunteers get to shop one hour before the general public.
A few things to keep in mind: No pets, wagons, strollers or carts are permitted inside the building. HPSO will make reasonable accommodation or will provide assistance for people with disabilities. Please contact the HPSO office in advance so arrangements can be made, and let one of our Greeters at the entrance know if you require assistance.
This year's participating list of nurseries, artists, and community partners:
If you are a member and wish to volunteer, please use this link to sign up: 2019 Hortlandia Volunteer Registration
There is plenty of parking in the EXPO Center lot, and the City of Portland charges for parking there. A few dollars can be saved by carpooling, but be sure to leave enough room to take home some plants and art! The Interstate MAX Yellow Line also goes right to EXPO.