Cascade Nursery Trail

2020 Events


5/23 - 5/25  Spring Fever Open House  


10-5 at all CNT Nurseries!   Three day extravaganza of garden touring, plant sales and special events at our annual open house, perfectly timed for peak garden photo ops!  Feel the fever of plant lust and the thrill of finding those alluring beauties as you fill your wagon at each stop…pausing for munchies or libation and some sage gardening advice from your nursery hosts before heading to your next trail destination. Come out for a day in the country, meet the owners and find plants you may not see anywhere else. We will all be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday so you 'll have time to get to ALL the CNT Nurseries! 

7/11 - 7/12  Midsummer Madness!

10-5 at all CNT Nurseries!  Drive off those doldrums of summer by coming out to see what's happening in our long day gardens!  We will not be serving our favorite desserts this year due to COVID19 concerns, so sorry!  Anything goes at Midsummer expect the unexpected.  If it's hot, we can squirt you with a hose.  We want to remind you that there is no law against planting new plants in the summer months, in fact, we nursery people who have little time during the spring and fall, often find ourselves partaking in this defiant act with great success (with a little watering and mulch) so fear not!  There are SO MANY things that look great this time of year.  Come see what summer offers for your garden in flower and foliage (and share our tasty sweets!).

NEW - 'GURU GARDENING SERIES'!  THIS SERIES IS CANCELLED THIS YEAR DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING CONCERNS. Each nursery will be presenting a 15 minute presentation crammed full of wonderful factoids, demonstrations and wonderful plants;  schedule COMING SOON:

Garden Thyme Nursery: 

Hydrangeas Plus:  Pruning demonstration – learn how and when to prune your Hydrangeas!  10am and 4:30, Saturday and Sunday. (Hydrangeas offered at a discounted price from catalogue, 20-50% off, only at Hydrangeas Plus, this weekend)

Miller’s Manor:  


Nowlen’s Bridge Perennials:  "New to the Nursery" display all weekend, to peruse at you leisure.


Out in the Garden Nursery:  Presenting “Great Grasses" at 12pm and 2 pm  and ‘Owner’s Picks Garden Tour' at 4pm, Saturday and Sunday.


Secret Garden Growers:  Presenting a show and tell ‘Secret Garden Raves for 2020’, introducing our favorite new plants for your garden 11am and 1pm, Saturday and Sunday.


Sebright Gardens:  Special 15 minute ‘walk and talk’ in the gardens, Saturday and Sunday at 3:45. 


8/22  Jewel Box Plant Sale  


ONE DAY ONLY!  9-3 at Sebright Gardens! We will all be at Sebright's to celebrate our 8th annual Jewel Box Sale! Stop in and pick out some gems from the hand picked selections of CNT Members, all in one place for your shopping delight! This time of year is always great for obtaining nice full pots ready to be tucked into the garden. Tour Sebright’s spectacular gardens and shop their huge variety of hostas and companion plants. A great time to stock up for fall planting.  This has become a popular and well attended event, so for the best selection, plan on arriving EARLY!  (Garden Thyme will not be participating.)



Coffee and food will be available on-site by IN-FUSION.  The food is REALLY YUMMY and we hope you will plan on eating so we can get her to come back next year!  

Also a wonderful art exhibit:  Oil painter, Dan Raphael, in collaboration with Sebright gardens  of Salem Oregon, will be sharing an outdoor exhibit of Oregon inspired  paintings as part of the artists “American Nomad Series". 

The artist  will be sharing select works  inspired by the area as well as works and commissions that reflect his celebratory impressionist style. Monet and Degas, among others  have influenced his artistic process of over 30 years of painting. 

This is the second outdoor show Dan Raphael has co hosted at the beautiful venue.   “I am very excited to be immersed again in such a creative  and inspiring place.   The passion behind these gardens is unmistakable.   

Cascade Nursery Trail will be hosting the Oregon Trail Iris Society again ths year at this event and there will be beautiful Irises for sale!  Bring your Iris questions and get answers...


9/26 - 9/27  Colors of Fall Festival


10-5 at all CNT Nurseries!  LAST CHANCE FOR PLANTS!  Late season gala brings glowing surprises in the garden that are seldom seen!  Unique offerings chosen for fall planting and winter interest will be featured for this celebration of season.  This time of year brings the promise of warm soils, cooling ambient temperatures and coming rains – the perfect time for plantingWander thru our gardens and let us be your muse…it is also time to ponder winter interest additions and spring surprises.  There is always a great variety of established pots, begging to be taken home and planted in your garden this time of year.  We are happy to advise and suggest. As we rev up our wagons one more time to collect our visions for next year’s dreams, we find that THIS is the time to score some really good stuff!