What’s Happening at Egan Gardens in 2017

Fri. Mar.2 - Sun. Mar.4Spring Re-Opening Weekend
Sat. Mar. 10
2 pm
Pruning To Save a Marriage
Our expert pruner, Vance, a married man, will show you how to reduce size, remove dead wood, and improve shape of shrubs and trees in a significant but attractive way that will not rile your spouse.
No charge, please call to register.
Sat. Mar.17
2 pm
Making Succulent Planters
Use these exotic-looking, easy-care plants to make your own planter, while getting tips on design and care. Charge for materials only. Please call to register.
Sat. Mar 24
2 pm
Growing and Using Culinary Herbs
Covers growing, harvesting and making good use of popular herbs for cooking. Ellen loves to cook as well as grow plants, and this lets her talk about two of her favorite things. Recipes included. No charge, please call to register.
Sat. March 31
2 pm
Care of Indoor Plants
They clean your air, they make your home feel alive - unless they die. Find out how to keep indoor plants happy.
No charge, please call to register.
Sun April 1
10 am - 2 pm
Happy Easter! We will be open shorter hours, just 10 am 'til 2 pm.
Sat. April 14
2 pm
Planting Perfect Containers
Plant your own planter with guidance from Ellen on color choices, balancing shape and texture, and all-summer care. Charge for materials only, usually around $35. Please call to register.
Sat. April 21
2 pm
Fragrant Shrubs
Fill your senses - find out about sweet scents for almost all seasons. No charge, please call to register
Sat. April 28
2 pm
Vegetable Gardening Basics
This is your chance to sit down with a Master Gardener and ask all the questions you want to. Topics will include soil quality, plant choices, timing of planting, feeding, and weed, disease and insect control. Emphasis will be on organic methods.
$5 per person
Please call to register.
Sat. June 9
2 pm
Pollinator-Friendly Perennials
Make your garden a haven for supporting bees, butterflies and other pollinators. No charge, please call to register.
Sat. June 23
2 pm
Blending Annuals and Perennials in the Garden
No more segregation by lifespan! And mix in the woody shrubs, too! Tips on getting the most out of your summer garden by freeing yourself of old prejudices. Please call to register
Wed. July 4th We will be closed on Independence Day
Fri July 6 - Sun July 8
The Color Sale - annual "colorspots" buy one-get on free.
Sat. July 21
2 pm
All About Hydrangeas
The showiest summer shrub has more to it than you'd imagine. Learn about new, different kinds, and how to grow them best. No charge. Please call to register.
Sat. Aug 11
2 pm
Making Simple Garden Water Features
Fountains don’t have to be big or expensive; Vance will show you easy ways to bring the cool sound of burbling water to your outdoor living areas.
No charge. Please call to register.
Sun. Sept. 16
2 pm
Making Planters for Fall through Spring
A mix of perennial foliage and cold-tolerant flowers can look good from fall to spring. Plant your own with guidance from Ellen. Cost: materials only, around $35. Please call 503-393-2131 to register.
Sat. Oct 13
2 pm
Putting Your Roses to Bed for Winter
Vance will tell you how to tuck in your roses safely so they wake up healthy next spring. Pruning, disease prevention, cold protection and any questions you’d like answered. No charge. Please call to register.
Sun. Oct 14
2 pm
Perennial Care through Fall and Winter
On our last official day open for the year, Ellen will talk about what perennials need – or don’t need - in the way of cutting-back, feeding, mulching, etc. for good winter survival. No charge. Please call to register

We love to get your suggestions for class subjects and website information topics. We want to help you get the information you need for fun and success in your gardening. So please don’t hesitate to phone us at (503) 393-2131 or e-mail us at Thank you!

We welcome you to visit Egan Gardens in person at the nursery. Our hours are:
March through July, Monday-Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm.
August through mid- October Monday-Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm.
We’re easy to find. See our Map & Directions Page.