Monday, February 23, 2009

Do It: Spring Flower Shows at Portland Japanese Garden

The Portland Japanese Garden will host not one, not two, but three flower shows in the months of March and April. First, on March 21-22 from 10am-4pm, the Ohara School of Ikebana brings to the Garden more than a dozen beautifully created flower arrangements. Oregon Camellia Society will hold its Annual Spring Camellia Show on Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29 from 10am-4pm. Visitors can view over 100 varieties of beautiful camellias and learn about their care, feeding, pruning, and identification. On April 4 and 5, from 10am-7pm, the Saga Goryu School of Ikebana will hold their Hana Matsuri (Flower Festival) Exhibition in celebration of the birth of Buddha. All shows are free with the price of admission to the garden.

The Portland Japanese Garden has been proclaimed by his Excellency Nobuo Matsunaga, former Ambassador of Japan, to be “the most beautiful and authentic Japanese garden in the world outside of Japan.” That’s great shakes, people! The Garden is located at Washington Park at 611 SW Kingston Drive in SW Portland, Oregon.


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