Pacific madrone (Arbutus menziesii) with Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus). Artwork by Emily Poole.

Thank you for a wonderful Wildflower Festival! We’ll be back next year on Sunday, May 19th. Check out the 2023 Festival below:

The Wildflower Festival is presented in Partnership with the Emerald Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon and Lane Community College.

What You Need to Know

The festival opens at 10 AM and closes at 5 PM

Parking at the Arboretum is free on festival day. Parking attendants will direct you to the parking lot that has availability. Click here for driving directions.

Please leave your dogs at home. For the safety and comfort of all, due to crowds, dogs are not permitted at the festival. View our dog policy.

Festival Activities

  • An Expansive Wildflower Display in the White Oak Pavilion featuring over 200 local species
  • Live Music featuring local bands
  • The Art in Nature Trail with ephemeral art installations
  • Guided Nature Walks by local experts
  • Local Vendors (food, beverages, arts & crafts, and plants)

iNaturalist Florablitz

To see the results for 2023, visit the project here!

Upload your photo observations of plants in Lane County to iNaturalist from May 16th-May 20th. Your photos will be identified by experts and these observations will augment the floral display for this year’s Wildflower Festival!

Since its initiation in 2020, the Lane County Wildflower Show Bioblitz has been a huge success! You can check out this detailed and inspiring report on the successes of the first bioblitz in 2020.

To learn more about how to use iNaturalist and get the most out of it, check out the video below!

Music Schedule

10:15am – Colibri Ballet Folklorico 

11:15am –  Baroque Betty 

12:15pm – Mood Area 52 

1:30pm –  Llamas en Llamas 

2:45pm – Meadow Rue

4:00pm – Satori Bob

Art in Nature Trail

The Art in Nature Trail invites you to experience art in an outdoor, fully immersive space. Local artists of all levels create beautiful designs using natural materials, and their pieces are on display throughout the festival. Originally inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy (, this event has grown into a festival favorite for artists and attendees alike.

Interested in creating an outdoor work of art? No experience is needed! Contact August Jackson, Interpretation Coordinator at [email protected]. Installation date is Saturday, May 20th, display date is Sunday, May 21st.

Guided Nature Walks

11am – Steven Yeager

1pm – Bruce Newhouse

2pm – David Wagner

3pm – August Jackson




Check out what our festival partners are up to!

The Native Plant Society of Oregon is “dedicated to the enjoyment, conservation, and study of Oregon’s native plants and habitats”. Check out their events calendar.

Lane is a local community college that provides, “comprehensive, accessible, quality, learning-centered educational opportunities that promote student success”. For a calendar of upcoming Lane Community College events and educational opportunities, visit LCC’s website.

With assistance from

University of Oregon Biology staff and students assist with plant collection and setting up the wildflower display.