One of our favorite events in Camas every year is the Annual Plant & Garden Fair held Saturday just before Mother’s Day (how convenient)! And to get everyone in the mood, the First Friday event May 6th will be the “Garden Gnome Gala.” Featuring a scavenger hunt throughout downtown Camas, the event gives prizes to participants who find the gnomes hidden in various business throughout downtown. Just visiting the locations will enter you in a drawing to win a miniature fairy garden gift basket from Lizzabeth A. Nuestra Mesa restaurant will host the second night of their Cinco De Mayo party (which, of course, starts May 5th) featuring live music and outside dining and dancing both nights.
Those fun activities are just a warm-up for Saturday’s Plant and Garden Fair, which runs from 9 am to 4 pm downtown. It’s an opportunity to experience a wide selection of plants, trees, garden art and supplies – provided by local growers and artists. The fair is known for its selection of unique hand-made garden art, bird houses, garden furniture, fountains, wind chimes, iron works, and a wealth of other products. It will be hard to choose which gift you want for your mom – or even yourself!
This year’s fair will include a free potting station, with assistance, at 3rd and Cedar to put your plants in containers you buy before heading home. Plus, free educational sessions are offered throughout the day at these vendor booths:
9:30 & 12:30 The Soap Chest: Herbal Infusions: Benefits and How-to’s
10:00 & 1:00 Half Moon Farm: Pollinators in the Garden; Education Bee Hive
10:30 & 1:30 Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection: Growing Clematis
11:00 & 2:00 The Water Shed: Water Gardens & Ponds
11:30 & 2:30 Clark County Master Composters: Worm Bin Composting
12:00 & 3:00 Rain Barrel Man: Using Rain Barrels
Also, be sure to check out the booth by Arai Nursery, one of our neighbors, and a family business we will be featuring in an up-coming post.
So, make it a Camas Garden Weekend – troll the gnomes on Friday, and stroll the streets on Saturday to get your fill of plants, flowers, and gardens!