Rare Plant Research

 

 

FUTURE EVENTS:

Our winery, Villa Catalana Cellars is now open on Saturdays from 1 to 4pm. villacatalanacellars.com

 

Art in the Garden Party August 23rd from 5:30 to 9pm

Join us for a summer garden party featuring a jazz trio, dinner items by A Simply Elegant Catering and wines from our Villa Catalana Cellars. Plein air painters will be roaming the gardens painting vignettes of our gardens. The resulting paintings will be for sale. Sit by the ponds and enjoy the music or roam the gardens to visit with the artists and see their work progress. The nursery will not be open though. A reservation is required and there is a $10 cover charge. Pay your cover charge online now to receive your registration by email.

 

 

 

 

Dinner in the field, August 31st

Join us for a six course dinner in our garden by French chef Pascal Chureau of Allium restaurant featuring Villa Catalana Cellars wines. Make reservations at alliumoregon.com $80

 

PLAN YOUR OWN EVENT!

Rare Plant Research rents Villa Catalana Gardens in the summer for a limited number of special events such as weddings, celebration dinners and receptions.
To request more information, please e-mail us at rareplant@gmail.com.

 

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BLOG ENTRIES

SPRING 2014
Spring is in full swing at Rare Plant Research and Villa Catalana Cellars. The Laburnum allee is in bloom, the Cannas are up and the olive trees are leafing out after losing most of their leaves in last Decembers deep freeze. In the deep freeze we lost a Jubea chilensis. We are a little colder then Portland (we had a low of 8f to Portland's 12f)  and probably it would have made it in Portland. It...read more
Posted on 12 May 2014 | 9:02 am

FALL 2013
Fall is here and the days are short and cold. Daylight Savings time is gone, the garden has frozen back and it is time to slow down and get ready for winter. Before the fall rains came we harvested our Bhut Jalocia and Scorpion chiles and made hot sauce. The chiles are some of the hottest in the world and are many times hotter then habaneros. The sauce is so hot, one drop is enough. One bottle is...read more
Posted on 24 November 2013 | 10:36 pm

Huge Bromeliad Blooms!
Alcanterea imperialis is blooming at Rare Plant Research. This is one of the world's largest bromeliads outside of the genus Puya. It is native to the hills near Rio de Janiero and grows 4-6 feet wide and the bloom stalk grows up to ten feet high. It grows on rocky cliffs and the roots attach to the rock face which holds the rosette up-right. The roots do not absorb nutrients like most plants,...read more
Posted on 13 May 2013 | 9:34 pm









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