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Wildflower of the Month, March 2021

Wildflower of the Month, March 2021

Red-flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum) is one of the first native shrubs to bloom in Spring, usually appearing by mid-March. You may find it in all sections of the park. The flowers are red, pink or, rarely, white and it adapts well to garden conditions. Somewhat...

What’s Bloomin? – Sweetbox Sarcococca

What’s Bloomin? – Sweetbox Sarcococca

Not too many shrubs reach their peak in the middle of winter, but this glossy-leafed evergreen does just that, located throughout the garden. Tiny white flowers offer a sweet vanilla scent. Denise Rubenstein posts What's Bloomin' at the Rhododendron Garden kiosk. They...

Volunteer Update for 21 February 2019

Volunteer Update for 21 February 2019

This past Tuesday in the Rhododendron Garden volunteers weeded and dug their way down Barto's Path. We removed loads of native snowberry and rushes that were a little too happy in the irrigated spaces of the Rhodie garden and transplanted quite a few of them to an...

Volunteer News for week of February 15

Volunteer News for week of February 15

Last week a crew of twenty-five, including seven young men from a UO fraternity, weeded, mulched, and dug their way up the Summit Path. This coming Tuesday, Feb 16, in the Rhodie garden, volunteers will help beautify the garden areas along Barto's Path, one of the...

What a Year It’s Been!

What a Year It’s Been!

In the third week of March, due to COVID-19 guidelines, Parks and Open Space cancelled all group volunteer events, first through April 8 and then through May 11. Hendricks Park Volunteer Coordinator Christina Bentrup, who doubles as gardener in the Native Plant...

Adopt a Forest Plot and Make a Difference

Adopt a Forest Plot and Make a Difference

This spring, Friends of Hendricks Park and Hendricks Park Volunteer Coordinator Christina Bentrup started an effective new Adopt a Plot program to keep the beautiful forested area of the park healthy and ivy-free. Volunteers are assigned small areas of the park that...

A Little Bit of History

A Little Bit of History

We know that Hendricks Park was established in 1906, when Thomas G. Hendricks and his wife, Martha gave the city of Eugene 47 of the park’s 78 acres in the Fairmount Hills. The city then purchased an additional 31 acres. Some of us have wondered who owned that land...