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Open House
• Admission is per vehicle. Read below for details.
Price: $10.00

Item Number:: EOH


General Description

September 9, 10

1. Directions will be sent via email a few days prior to the event.

Your name will be on our guest list as soon as we receive your order. Your order confirmation is your "ticket." Only one ticket per vehicle is required, regardless of the number of people in your party.

A few days prior to the event, we will email you directions to the nursery. Please make sure to adjust your filters to accept email from us.

2. Visit us only during the posted days and hours of our open house.
The nursery is on residential property, and we limit visitors on the premises only during scheduled open houses. Please respect our privacy and visit us only during scheduled open houses.

3. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather.
The nursery is open air with very little shelter. If it's hot and sunny, you'll sweat. If it rains, you’ll get wet. We also don’t have paved walkways, so make sure that you wear the appropriate shoes.

4. Bring your camera.
You can walk among the Sarracenia pools and in one of our tropical greenhouses. So bring your camera and take lots of photos of these amazing plants!

5. Watch for wildlife.
We encourage wildlife to colonize throughout the nursery. You might see Pacific tree frogs, dragonflies, praying mantis, songbirds, rabbits, and deer. Lots of garter snakes also make their home among our plants. If you see any wildlife, please respect their desire to be left alone. You may pet our nursery cat. She loves belly rubs.

6. Keep your pets at home.
We have pets of our own, and our neighbor has farm animals. Since we don’t know how your pets will respond to farm animals or how our pets will respond to yours, please keep your pets at home.

7. Enjoy refreshments on us!
We'll have some complimentary snacks, coffee, and an Italian soda bar for you to enjoy while you stroll through the nursery.

8. Take a plant home with you!

We will have plants in 3-inch pots set aside for you and your guests. That's right! Each one of you get to take a plant home. It's our way of thanking you for visiting the nursery. You will also have an opportunity to purchase plants made available only at the Open House.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 18 Write a review »

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Beautiful plants, fun time August 21, 2017
Reviewer: Lou Paloma from Newberg, OR United States  
Visiting the open house is an opportunity to see some beautiful plants in person and meet and talk with the owners.  They're very knowledgeable and friendly.  Still I wish there were some bigger discounts at the event, especially on specimen plants in the "off limits" pools.  I'd recommend it and look to going back at different times in the season.   ***RESPONSE BY SARRACENIA NORTHWEST***  Thank you for visiting us!  The largest discounts are offered at the last open house of the season.  That's when we also let go of very large mother plants.  So, definitely come visit us in September!

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Sarracenia NW August 20, 2017
Reviewer: Earl Boaz from Canby, OR United States  
We attended your open house last month, purchased several plants. We enjoyed the experience and the plants are doing well. Thanks.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great experience August 20, 2017
Reviewer: Alice Acker from BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA United States  
Jeff and Jacob were superb hosts.  Loved the chance to mingle with them and other c.p. growers and experts, and to see the Sarracinea NW operation.  I learned some useful tips, and was able to add some nice c.p. groupings to my collection.  Thanks!!

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Sadly, I was disappointed August 20, 2017
Reviewer: Sadness from Beaverton, OR United States  
I am not sure what was going on, but I had to stand in line for at least 10 minutes to check out. Once to Jacob, I picked out one of the small plants that I thought was a gift for each car and he tried to charge me 10 dollars for it. I was not that happy of a camper when I had to correct him. Why send a PDF with directions that said each guest in the car got a free plant if you are going to sell them? Also the selection wasn't that great... Maybe it was due to the weather this year. All in all, this time was disappointing because the hosts seemed in a bad mood. I went to one two years ago that was just a great experience through and through. This one this year could be placed in nightmare tier. Sorry, but not sure if I will try another one anytime soon. I gave the two stars just for the plants since they are beautiful, but the rest of the experience was just ugly so no stars for any of that.  ***RESPONSE BY SARRACENIA NORTHWEST***  Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding the open house.  We're terribly sorry that you had less than an awesome experience.  There are many factors that go into putting on these events, and unfortunately, we weren't as prepared as we were in the past, and you definitely noticed it.  When we are done for the season, we will review the open houses and determine what changes we need to make for next season so that everyone's experience is consistent and equally enjoyable.  We perfectly understand if you choose not to attend future open houses.  We will have other events in the Portland area, so you could visit us there.   Please check the events calendar for more information, though the schedule for 2018 isn't yet finalized.

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Great time at Open House August 21, 2016
Reviewer: Christy Spencer from Oregon City, OR United States  
Your Open House was a fun experience, I brought a friend who did not have any plants but was interested in starting a colletion.  Excellent information and lots of help with questions if needed.  Refreshments and lunch were excellent.  I look forward to doing this again.

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