2018 Inviting Vines Garden Tour
Breakfast with Lucy Hardiman
and Afternoon Tea with Linda Beutler
Saturday May 26th, 2018
Breakfast at 9:00 am.-Tour of the Heirloom Garden at 2:00 pm.-Tea at 3:00 pm.
Private gardens open 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Please join us for our Annual Inviting Vines Garden Tour with events to celebrate our eleventh anniversary. In addition to the Rogerson Clematis Garden there will be two private gardens for you to visit.
We’ve added two very special events to our garden tour this year. The day begins with “Breakfast with Lucy Hardiman” at 9:00 a.m.. Enjoy a continental breakfast in the milking parlor of the barn at Luscher Farm with friends, while Lucy shares her history with the Rogerson Collection and the creation of the Garden presenting "Breaking Ground: The Evolution of the Rogerson Clematis Garden”. In the afternoon Linda Beutler will present “Clematis Unbound: Planting the Heirloom Garden Clematis” followed by a private tour of the Heirloom Garden with Linda. Both will continue where Mike Darcy left us last year with the City of Lake Oswego’s agreement to house Brewster’s collection and move guests through the experience designing the garden and the selection of companion and heirloom plants around the farmhouse. There will be lots of friends to visit and gift baskets for fundraising. Feel free to begin your day’s adventure at any of the gardens or start your day with our special Breakfast event. See you there!
All-inclusive event tickets are $50 and only available online here. Tour-only tickets are $25 and will be available at select local nurseries, here on our website, or at the Rogerson Clematis Garden, 125 Rosemont Rd., West Linn, OR 97068 prior to and on the day of the tour.
The Margot House Garden
Rogerson Clematis Garden
The Rogerson Clematis Collection Botanical Garden at Luscher Farm occupies an acre and a half around the circa 1900 farmhouse. Most paths are ADA-accessible compacted gravel. The Garden is the home to the Rogerson Clematis Collection the largest and most complete assemblage of clematis in a public garden. Also, the Collection is the only clematis Collection fully accredited by the American Public Garden Association and the only fully accredited collection in Oregon.
Over the past ten years, we have transformed the Luscher farm's orchard, garden and meadow into a horticultural showplace and botanical research site. Our Garden contains the most comprehensive collection of clematis within a public garden in North America. The Collection contains unique and exceptionally rare plants, as well as historic clematis and the newest hybrids. Gardens include the Heirloom Garden with pre-WWI clematis, roses and cottage garden plants; the Beech Tree's Garden with Japanese clematis species and cultivars in a bird-friendly setting with native plants and allies; the Front Bank Gravel Garden with plants that do well in hotter, drier conditions featuring many North American native clematis; the Baltic Border with clematis hybrids from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Russia; three beds of Polish Clematis bred by Noll and Franczak; clematis from the International Clematis Society's "Clematis for Beginners" list; the In-Steppe Garden features clematis native to the steppe regions of eastern Europe and central Asia, and their hybrids; west of the greenhouse re-blooming C. alpina and C. macropetalahybrids climb a 65'-long Viburnum tinus hedge; and the Founder's Garden located around the sundial, contains Brewster Rogerson's 40+ favorite clematis species and cultivars. There is also the test garden for your observation. The most recent addition is the Modern Garden planted in Fall of 2015 with over three hundred plants introduced since WWII.
The garden is designed for you to stroll at your leisure and learn interesting ways to integrate clematis into your own landscape. Docents will be available to answer questions at the Rogerson Garden and greenhouse. NO dogs are allowed. Port-a-potties are available. You are welcome to take pictures.
There will be unusual clematis plants and merchandise for sale in the FRCC greenhouse. Guided tours with docents throughout the day.
Breakfast with Lucy in the milking parlor of the barn at Luscher Farm: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Tea and presentation with Linda Beutler at 2:00 pm in the milking parlor of the barn. Followed by private tour of the Heirloom Garden.
Private Gardens open for Tour: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Food and Drink: Each garden will have hosts available to answer questions and light refreshments available throughout the day.
Plant Sales: We will have a nice selection of clematis plants for sale at the Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm.