A serene mountain backdrop and a long pool of cool blue water in Iran

Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden, Winter Speakers Series

Gardens of Iran: A Virtual Tour of Iranian Landscapes and Architecture

Zari Santner, former Director of Portland Parks Bureau

Friday, March 17, 2017
10:00 am—11:30 am
Historic Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N Brandon Avenue, Portland, OR 97217

Many people think of Iran as a largely flat and somewhat barren desert. On the contrary, the Iranian landscape is quite varied—mountainous in parts, green and verdant in other parts. Learn more about this fascinating and important country, it’s gardens, architecture and people.

Ms. Santner grew up in Iran, earning her bachelor’s degree from Tehran University. She was awarded a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design from the School of Design at Harvard University. After working for several architectural firms in Boston and Tehran, she joined Portland Parks and Recreation as a park designer. Ms. Santner had a long and illustrious career at the Parks Bureau, culminating in her appointment as Director of the Bureau from 2003-2011

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Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden, Winter Speakers Series

The Soil Will Save UsHow Scientists, Farmers and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet

Kristin Ohlson, Author

Friday, April 7, 2017
10:30 am—12:30 pm
Free Admission
Historic Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N Brandon Avenue, Portland, OR 97217

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Check out our video on how to safely remove moss from brick work, demonstrated by master Stonemason Gabriel Weiss.
Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our mission is to preserve, protect and enhance Peninsula Park Rose Garden as a heritage resource for all generations. Founded in 2012, the organization received its nonprofit status in 2014. Members of the Friends group volunteer their time and energy to enhance and maintain the beauty of this historic garden for the benefit of the Piedmont neighborhood, the Portland community at large, and the many visitors who enjoy strolling through the garden, sitting by its fountain or using the garden as a backdrop for weddings and other important personal events.

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Come for a Stroll Today

In 1912, Emanuel Mische designed the Rose Garden in a formal French style, with a central fountain, and intended the garden to be a ‘strolling’ garden. It’s still a wonderful place to spend a few hours, strolling, sitting, relaxing and enjoying thousands of roses.

Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Peninsula Park sits between N. Albina Ave. and Kerby St., bounded on the North by N. Rosa Parks Blvd. and on the South by N. Ainsworth St. Located in the historic Piedmont neighborhood, the Park and Rose Garden are easily accessible by bike, a half-mile walk from the Rosa Parks MAX station on Interstate Blvd., or by the TriMet #4 Division/Fessenden bus.

Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to the preservation of the historic Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon.
You can reach us by email at info@dev.marksmallwood.com or by postal mail at:

Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden
1631 NE Broadway
PMB 421
Portland, OR 97232