Events Schedule for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Posted by clematis on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection Events Schedule for Spring 2015

February 27, 28 and March 1: Yard Garden and Patio Show

  • Fri and Sat 10 – 7:30, Sun 10 – 5
  • Held at the Convention Center on NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. right on the MAX line. FRCC will host an informational booth where we will have our usual excellent handouts to share with the public. FRCC always enjoys tremendous response to this event. I guarantee you’ll have fun! This event is an end-of-winter beginning of spring celebration.


Every Friday from 9:30 - 1:30. Work on the collection at Luscher Farm, both in the garden and in the greenhouse. It’s a great way to learn from the experts. Contact: Donna Soderberg: 971-777-4394 or

Every fourth (4th) Saturday from 10:00 – 1:30. This is the first year we will officially be open for work parties on Saturday. Work on the collection at Luscher Farm, both in the garden and in the greenhouse. It’s a great way to learn about the Queen of the Vines; Clematis. Bring your clippers & gardening gloves. Wear gardening clothes and bring a snack (although we will have tea and cookies for break time which we call, “elevenses”). Contact: Donna Soderberg: 971-777-4394 or

Docent Day is every fourth (4th) Wednesday 10:00 – 1:30 Beginning March 26. Learn how to lead visitors through our Botanical Gardens & greenhouse at the Rogerson Clematis Collection. Contact: Susan Toler 971-777-4394 or

National Public Gardens Day

Posted by clematis on Saturday, April 19, 2014

Visit the Rogerson Clematis Collection Botanical Garden at Luscher Farm on Friday May 9 between 10:00 and 2:00 to celebrate National Public Gardens Day. This annual celebration of the nation’s public gardens helps raise awareness of the important role botanical gardens and arboreta play in promoting environmental stewardship, plant and water conservation, green spaces, and education in communities nationwide.

National Public Gardens Day is presented by the American Public Gardens Association to recognize the environmental stewardship of North America’s public gardens and their local, regional and national leadership in responding to the nation’s conservation and environmental education needs.

Join us at Luscher Farm for guided tours, plant sales and information sharing.

Celebrate the New Paths and Rock Walls at the Collection

Posted by clematis on Monday, October 29, 2012

Celebrate the New Paths and Rock Walls at the Collection

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust and the generous support of the City of Lake Oswego, we recently added several hundred square feet of new paths, along with a series of rock walls around the planting beds in the Orchard Garden at our botanical garden at Luscher Farm. All the paths in the garden are now easy to traverse and provide convenient access to the botanical garden which features over a thousand clematis and hundreds of companion plants around the historic Luscher farmhouse.

The newly accessible area of the garden includes the Beginner’s Garden with clematis suitable for beginning clematis gardeners, the Baltic Borders with clematis that were developed during the Cold War and are new to the USA, and the Founder’s Garden, featuring Brewster’s favorite clematis, which are numerous.

Path Party

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