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Leach Botanical Gardens

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Gardens, Healthy/Active, Educational, Historical, Touristy, Green
6704 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR
URL: Leach Botanical Gardens  Phone: 503-823-9503

Activity Overview

Leach botanical garden is spread across 17 acres, it houses a unique botanical collection since its inception, almost 30 years ago. The gardening expeditions were started by John and Lilla Leach, back in the 1930's. The garden houses a native plant collection that is unique to Oregon, in a tranquil and blissful setting. The historic collection of plants includes Kalmiopsis Leachiana, and many ferns and a Camellia collection.

Things to Do

  • Explore unique and colorful flora that is native to Oregon, historic plants and flowers, provides education, and lets you unwind in a natural environment of a truly secret garden.
  • The botanical library at the garden stocks 1,100 books, the books are based on gardening, horticulture and Botany.
  • There are special paths and trails for strolling and jogging, enjoy the extensive plant collection that can't be found elsewhere. Weekly guided tours are available.
  • The gardens not only display flora, but there are a variety of animals to see, deer, rabbits, squirrels, humming birds and butterflies can easily be spotted.
  • An event is celebrated at the garden, the honeybee hike, an enjoyable hike where the walkers would get to see the gardens, wildlife, visit the bees, make a craft item, and much more. It is a weekly occurring event. Children can take part in it.
  • Explore a variety of mushrooms in the region at the Mushrooms of leach botanical garden event. Learn some handy harvesting and cooking advice.
  • An annual holiday Bazaar in December celebrates freshly made swags, wreaths, baked goods, and artists expert in glass, ceramic and fabric work.
  • Buy exclusive merchandise at the gift shop that includes gardening tools, hand crafted goat milk soaps, glass work, honey, teas, and plants.
  • The historical manor house and the garden can be reserved for weddings.

Leach botanical Gardens Insider Tips

  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Don't forget to send in donations to the garden.

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