2017 Passport

2017 Version Just released!

Now available exclusively through our members

This is the second year we've run this, and it is out just in time for the holidays.  Good for all of 2017!  Over $160 dollars in saving for the list price of $15.

This nifty discount brochure helps you find and use discounts at most of our members. Please bring it with you when you want to claim your discount

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Developed for staff, board members and volunteers from public gardens

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Succession Planning

Rogerson Clematis Garden

Workshop presentation:

Paula Manley of Paula Manley Consulting will begin the morning portion of our workshop on succession planning. Since 1999 Paula has worked throughout the United States with non-profit organizations to pro-actively plan for productive organizational evolution. Having more than three decades of involvement with the nonprofits as a board leader, executive director and program volunteer, Paula has the experience to offer direction in board, staff, and volunteer transitions and other issues associated with succession planning.

There will also be a presentation from the new Garden Conservancy President and Chief Ex-ecutive Officer James Brayton Hall, and the Director of Preservation, Pamela Governale. Their focus will be on succession planning for a garden. They will discuss three different gardens and the critical elements to consider in succession planning: legacy, resources, geography and community.

After lunch, there will be a wrap up session and a tour of the Rogerson Clematis Collection at Luscher Farm Park.


Registration is $75.00 for participants from gardens that are members of the Garden Conservancy Northwest Network or individual members of the Garden Conservancy; $90.00 for all others. Download the registration form (270 kb). A list of member gardens, and additional information is available at our website: www.northwestgardens.org

Registration fee includes the Saturday workshop, refreshments, lunch, and a tour of the Friends of Rogerson Clematis Collection Garden. If you have any questions about registration or about your garden joining the GCNN, please contact Tanya DeMarsh-Dodson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Invitation to the Steering Committee Meeting:

There will be a meeting of the GCNN Steering Committee on Friday, October 20th. The meeting location has not been finalized but it will be near the workshop venue. The meeting will start at 4:00PM and run to about 6:00PM. We'll spend the time discussing the GCNN, future workshops and generating ideas for networking possibilities among our members.

All participants are invited to join us for this thought-provoking and fun discussion. Great refreshments served. Please contact Ben Streissguth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

After the Conference dinner gathering:

Some people have expressed interest in joining together for dinner after the conference ends at a local restaurant. If you would like to join the dinner party after the Autumn 2017 conference please e-mail Ben at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can make the appropriate arrangements.


Oswego Heritage House
398 10th Avenue
Lake Oswego, OR

Click here to make your reservation.


If you are traveling south form Portland onI-5:

Take exit 299-A which takes you to SR 43 and head south on SR 43 which becomes N State Street. Turn left onto A Street off N State street. Drive 10 blocks on A Street and turn left onto 10th Street and then turn into the parking lot of Heritage House.

Recommended lodging in the Lake Oswego area:

The people at FRCC have arranged for a special rate at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. It is located at 14811 Kruse Oaks Drive, Lake Oswego, OR 97035, The special rates for us are $119.00 per night for a standard king room. Their phone number is 503-624-8400. A link for making a reservation will be sent out as soon as we receive one that works from the Crowne Plaza.

Local Lodging:

A listing of local lodging and hotels can be found at https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g51939-Lake_Oswego_Clackamas_County_Oregon-Hotels.html

Tour of the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection Garden at Luscher Farm:
A tour of the FRCC garden will be provided after the workshop. To learn more about the garden before your visit, please check out our website at: http://www.rogersonclematiscollection.org/about-the-garden/.


Last update: 14 September, 2017