Clackamas County Master Gardeners


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.

April 10:

Contained Exuberance! Adding Style and Pizzazz to Container Gardening - Bob Hyland, Garden Designer

Bob Hyland loves plants and containers! As a designer of gardens and container planting, he creates designs that are plant-driven, exuberant, and sustainable. He combines ornamental plants happy in their environment and complementary to each home or space. His container designs have been featured regionally in New York’s Hudson Valley and Berkshire Mountains when he lived and worked there—even the New York Times—and now in Portland. Relying heavily on texture and foliage, Bob’s gorgeous containers thrive in sun or shade by design. He has suggestions for sustainability that are based on best containers, plants, and care; and of course suggestions for artful, exuberant designs!

*MG education credit*


2017 International Master Gardener Conference Portland, Oregon, July 10 - 14

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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.

Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In reference to publications, events, or activities: Publications will be made available in accessible formats upon request. Please call 503-655-8631 for information. If you have a physical disability that requires special considerations in order for you to attend the event/activity, please notify the metro Master Gardener program at 503-655-8631 or