, September 9-13, 2019

Art in the Garden
July 14–September 22, 2019
The Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR

Enjoy stunning art installations, created by local artists, on display throughout the Garden. The event kicks off with an opening reception and opportunity to meet the artists.

Honeybee Hikes
Wednesdays through December 10, 2019 • 10:00am-11:00am
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Your little honey bee will walk the trails - listening to the wind and the creek, touching soft leaves and looking for wildlife like bunnies, woodpeckers and deer. Our wonderful guides will then read a story and help the children craft something fun. Each week is different with seasonal themes. Ages: 2–5 years, accompanied by an adult. Meets at the Manor House. Dress for the weather! $3.00 per child, non-walkers free.

Punch cards available in the Leach Garden Gift House—purchase 5 hikes and get the 6th one free. Groups with 10+ children/adults must preregister by contacting the Education Coordinator, 503-823-1671. Please check our website for possible cancellations due to weather or the impacts of our upper garden construction project.

Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97236, 503-823-1671.

Seeds: Harvesting, Cleaning, Drying and Saving
Thursday, September 12, 2019 • 10:00am-11:00am
Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate, Beaverton, OR

Presenter: Sarah Gramm Wolf, Master Gardener. Hands-on class describes harvesting your favorite heirloom seeds on a home-garden scale. It covers all aspects for successful seed harvesting, sharing best practices to ensure seed viability. Pioneers brought saved seeds when they crossed the Oregon Trail...the tiny, mighty seed!

Location: Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate, 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007. Map On weekends, use the Camp Rivendale entrance on Grabhorn Road, park, then walk past the play structure down to the Learning Garden. Free event, free parking, no registration needed. Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.

Leach Garden Celebrates Founders’ Anniversary
Friday, September 13, 2019 • 10:00am-2:00pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

John and Lilla Leach, the creators of Leach Garden, were married on the 13th day at the 13th hour with 13 wedding guests in Aurora, Oregon. Leach Botanical Garden will be celebrating the anniversary of their wedding on Friday, September 13, from 10-2 with a Stone Cabin Open House, a treasure hunt, light refreshments, and historical displays in the Manor House.

John Leach promised Lilla that he could wrangle a mule team and take her places no “cake eating botanists” would go. John was a pharmacist who opened the original Phoenix Pharmacy at 67th and SE Foster Road; Lilla was a botanist who went on to find five species of plants previously unknown to science. The couple lived in the home they called Sleepy Hollow until 1972.

Come visit the garden, see the plans for the Upper Garden development project, currently underway, and join in the festivities. Free.

Leach Botanical Garden straddles Johnson Creek at 6704 SE 122nd Ave. in Portland. For more information, call 503-823-1671 or visit

Note: Due to construction, parking is restricted to the Creekside lot.

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