Garden University

Garden University offers a variety of gardening classes and workshops hosted by experts in the field. Join us this summer to learn about plants from local experts in horticulture!

2020 Lineup:

Join Mark Akimoff, Garden Manager and Curator at the Lord and Schryver Conservancy, for an in-depth look at the evolutionary adaptations of some common and uncommon geophytes, with helpful tips on culture, propagation, pests and diseases. This lecture will cover many different species of bulbs that can be grown in Oregon to enrich your garden. Mark will also be bringing a selection of bulbs which will be available for sale.

In his spare time, Mark operates Illahe Rare Bulbs, a mail order nursery specializing in rare and unusual, mostly hardy bulbs which he ships around the world. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Oregon State University. He grew up with horticulture in the family and has worked at a Palm Tree Plantation on the island of Kauai, at the famed R.S. Berry Botanic Garden in Portland, and at McMenamin’s Edgefield, among others.

Garden Members: Free, General Admission: $15*

*includes Garden admission

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