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Gardening in 3D
Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 12:00pm to Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 6:00pm


Hardy Plant Society of Oregon 2011 Study Weekend

Gardening in 3D: Dichotomy, Diversity, & Desire


in collaboration with PSU's Institute for Sustainable Solutions

June 23 - 26, 2011

Smith Center Ballroom, Portland State University

A limited number of scholarships are available.

For more information, e-mail


Join over 500 gardening enthusiasts from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond as we gather in Portland in June for this year's Study Weekend, the annual gardening conference that rotates between the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon and our sister organizations in Eugene, Seattle, and British Columbia.

Hear eight terrific speakers in seven lectures and two workshops. Visit 20 beautiful and interesting gardens. Take the opportunity to shop for unusual plants, gardening books, and garden art. Enjoy and unwind in a Saturday evening soiree at one of the Portland area's most remarkable private gardens. See old friends and make new ones, sharing the weekend with gardeners just as passionate as you!

  • Learn how to balance dichotomy, the opposing forces at work in the garden: sun and shade, wet and dry, hardy and borderline, native and exotic.

  • Celebrate diversity, the wide range of styles, materials, and solutions that keeps our gardens from all looking the same.

  • Surrender to desire, that yearning for more space, water, plants, the chance to do it all again. (Would we? Could we?)

  • Only when you do these things - learn, celebrate, and surrender - will you come to experience the full glory of gardening. Then, and only then, will you derive the satisfaction of Gardening in 3D!