Come and join First Saturday PDX for an autumn nature walk at Hoyt Arboretum in Washington Park to view its collection of Bamboo led by Martin Nicholson, the Curator of Hoyt Arboretum. The Arboretum stands on land once owned by the Atfalati tribe which was leveled by fire in 1889. It now boasts a premier collection of trees from around the world, including its bamboo specimens. This will be a leisurely, interactive program held within this museum without walls.
We will gather together at the Visitor Center where there is an adjacent parking lot. Please note the later meeting time of 10:30am. Parking is also available on Fairview Blvd.
“Green is the bamboo shade that intoxicates the clouds on the evening window”
Bamboo has been associated with China throughout its long history, often serving as an iconic element. It symbolizes humility, endurance, flexibility and righteousness; qualities which a scholar strives to emulate. It plays an important part in the lives of the Chinese not only in the arts, but also in food, furniture, and utensils. Many varieties of bamboo are grown in China for their edible shoots as well as their culms, and many have found their way into Chinese gardens as decorative elements.
Hoyt Arboretum Visitor's Center
4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Portland, OR 97221
Transit: Washington Park MAX Station (0.3 mi)
MAX Blue Line, MAX Red Line