Artwork by Emily Poole, featuring fernleaf biscuitroot (Lomatium dissectum var. dissectum) and the anise swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon) in both larval and adult stages.

The Wildflower Festival is presented in Partnership with the Emerald Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon and Lane Community College. Thank you for joining us for a wonderful Festival! The Wildflower Festival will be back on May 21st, 2023!


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.

Updated COVID-19 Policies:

  • Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test will not be required for entrance to the Festival.
  • Masks are recommend for viewing the wildflower display inside the White Oak Pavilion.

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

iNaturalist Florablitz

Upload your photo observations of plants in Lane County to iNaturalist from May 10th-May 14th. 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! To see the results for 2021, visit the project here. You can also 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 – Cuchulain

11:30am – Springfield High School Mariachi del Sol

12:00pm – Antonio Huerta & Monica Olvera

1:00pm – Corwin Bolt
& the Wingnuts

2:15pm – Meadow Rue

3:30pm – 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 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 14th, display date is Sunday, May 15th.

Guided Nature Walks

Schedule:

11AM: August Jackson

1PM: Bruce Newhouse

2PM: Anna Bradley

3PM: David Wagner

Vendors

Sponsors

Partners

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.

Festival COVID-19 Policies

  • Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test will not be required for entrance.
  • Masks are recommend for viewing the wildflower display inside the White Oak Pavilion.