Master Gardeners™ are trained volunteers, educated through OSU Extension Service to offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities.

Reliable: our gardening advice and education is science-based.

Relevant: customized information for your gardening situation.

Reachable: call us on the phone, email us a question, or visit with us at markets or gardens in your community.

Free Lectures

We hold free lectures on the 2nd Monday of each month (except July and August) at the Milwaukie Center (5540 SE Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie). Lectures are open to the public and start at 7 p.m.

September 10, 2018
Five Remarkable Women, Five Remarkable PNW Gardens – Donald Olson, author, Pacific Northwest Garden Tour (Timberpress books)

09SeptemberPNWGardenTourJoin us on for a presentation by Donald Olson, author of the new bestselling guide, The California Garden Tour—The 50 Best Gardens to Visit in the Golden State. Donald’s talk, “Garden Goddesses: Four California Women and their Legendary Gardens,” is an informative and entertaining introduction to four remarkable women who created gardens that are today among the greatest public gardens in the world.

Donald Olson is the author of The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour – The Sixty Best Gardens to Visit in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, a best-selling guide named by Library Journal as one of the best reference guides of 2014. A novelist, playwright and travel writer, Donald has written more than thirty U.S. and European travel guides and. An avid gardener and a popular speaker on garden topics, Donald lives and gardens in New York and Portland, Oregon. After his presentation, Donald will be on hand to answer questions and sign copies of The California Garden Tour and its companion volume, The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour. Both will be available for sale.

Clackamas County Master Gardeners are the folks who put on the annual Spring Garden Fair, bringing together over 7,000 gardeners with over 150 plant and garden-art vendors.