Wednesday, August 9, 2017: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
M.L. King Jr. Lobby, Oregon Convention Center
Edward M. Barrows, Georgetown University
We’ll visit Portland’s huge International Rose Test Garden — a fragrant, rainbow of roses and other flowers. Rosa
‘All American Magic’ (pink, white, and yellow), ‘Ch-Ching!’ (yellow), ‘Chris Evert’ (orange and pink), ‘Girl’s Night Out’ (pink), ‘Julia Child’ (white and yellow), ‘Lime Sublime’ (lime and white), ‘Rock N’ Roll’ (pink, red, and white), ‘Wild Blue Yonder’ (purple) are among the hundreds of rose cultivars tested in this garden. We’ll see new test roses, pollinators, and more. Then, we’ll hike in the hills alive with trees and millions of other organisms in the 187-acre Hoyt Arboretum adjacent to the Garden, including Catalpas (flowering in August), conifers, Dawn Redwoods, dogwoods, ferns, maples, and wildflowers.
Registration Fee: $25
Equipment and Attire: Participants should be prepared for rain, shine, and possibly both and should wear comfortable walking shoes. Ambulation will be on flat, gently-sloping areas and in low hills, making walking a little strenuous a times. Bring binoculars and cameras. Insect repellent might be needed at some sites. The day will be warm and sunny through cool and overcast. Bring your own water and snack food.
1:00 PM Leave Oregon Convention Center via the bus (at NE Martin Luther King Blvd. and Hoyt St.) to the International Rose Test Garden (400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205).
1:40 PM Visit the Garden.
3:00 PM Walk into the Hoyt Arboretum from the Garden.
3:00 PM Explore the Hoyt Arboretum.
4:30 PM Return to the Convention Center from the Garden via bus.