Adelman Peony Garden
5690 NE Brooklake Rd., Silverton
Berry Botanic Garden
- Ten acres of gorgeous peonies showcasing 183
varieiteies, including crosses of bush and tree peonies, are open to the
public from May 1st to June 15th.
: 11505 SW
Summerville Avenue, Portland
, OR 97219-8309 (503)636-4112.
- This lovely 6 1/2
acre garden includes collections of rhododendrons, primula, lilies, native
plants, and alpine plants, exhibited in the Rock Garden, the Native Plant Trail,
the Fern Garden, and the Rhododendron Forest.
NE Topaz Street, Salem
, OR 97305
Bush's Pasture Park
- A family farm that specializes in peonies,
this fragrant nursery is open to customers during the bloom season in
600 Mission Street SE, Salem
, OR 97302 (503)363-4714.
Castle Crest Wildflower Garden
- The 100 acres of open
pastures of this Victorian Italianate style house are now a municipal park with
extensive gardens including a rose garden. A Conservatory, the first west of the
Mississippi, is still home to tropical plants and succulents.
Lake National Park, P.O. Box 7, Route 138, Crater Lake
, OR 97604 (541)594-2211
Cecil and Molly Smith
- A half mile trail at the Steel Information Center allows the viewing
of native wildflowers in August.
: 5065 Ray Bell Road, St. Paul
, OR 97137.
Claire Hanley Arboretum
- Cecil Smith, a
rhododendron hybridizer and devotee, created this spectacular rhododendron
: 569 Hanley Road,
. See The Garden of Awakening Orchids, below.
Columbia Children's Arboretum
: 10040 NE 6th Avenue,
The Connie Hansen Garden
- This 28 acre arboretum was planted by the children of the Columbia School. They studied math, language arts, social studies, health and science as they planted 8,000 trees, an orchard and an organic garden.
1931 NW 33rd Street, Lincoln City
, OR 97367 (541)994-6338.
over an acre, this delightful garden features a collection of rhododendron (more
than 100) plus varieties of Dogwoods, Magnolias, spring flowering trees,
Viburnums, Heather, Japanese Maples, Iris, primroses, geraniums, and more.
: Avery Park, 2245 NW 11th Street, Corvallis
, OR 97333 (541)766-6918.
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
- This 75 acre public park's rose garden displays 1,200 bushes of 250 varieties in
an East and West garden, a Memorial Garden and an Old Rose Garden. A
rhododendron garden also graces the park.
: SE 28th Ave, one block north of
, OR 97202 (503)771-8386.
Darlingtonia State Natural Site
- This 5 acre garden displays more
than 2000 species of hybrid rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and related
: US 101 5 miles north of
, OR (800)
- Not truly a garden, but who can resist carnivorous plants? Especially
from a safe distance on the boardwalk!
Deepwood Estate, 1116 Mission Street SE, Salem
, OR 97302 (503) 363-1825.
Elk Rock Gardens
1894 Queen Anne style house includes 5.5 acres of grounds designed by the
Northwest's first female landscape architecture firm, Lord and Schryver. The 2
acre formal gardens feature an iron gazebo from the Lewis and Clark exposition,
broken columns from old capitol building, and garden rooms framed with hedges
(including a scroll garden). A nature trail and a greenhouse may also be seen.
The Bishop's Close, 11800 SW Military Lane at State Route 43,
97219-8436 (503)636-5613 or (800)452-2562 .
- This impressive 13 acre estate
includes 6 acres of beautifully landscaped English-style gardens that feature
magnolias and other native and exotic plants.
: 21763 NE French Prairie Rd.,
, OR 97137 (503)633-4585.
The Garden of Awakening
Orchids (Lan Su The Classical Chinese Garden)
- This nursery has beautiful display gardens landscaped
with island beds showcasing annuals, perennials, trees, and woody shrubs
with sunny and shady areas.
: NW 3rd and Everett,
, OR (503)228-8131.
- Opened in September, 2000, this classical Chinese
Garden, occupying a city block, features the Azure Water Yard, the Double
Rainbows Resting in the Clouds bridge, the Understanding Fish Pavilion, the Cool
Fragrance with Drizzling Fountain courtyard, and scenes such as "Mist and Rain
Over Boat" and "Locked Moon Pavilion and Bridge", with elements of rockeries,
waterfalls, a lake, and bridges.
: 1280 Goodpasture Island Road, Eugene
, OR 97401-1794 (541)868-8266
- A commercial nursery specializing in rhododendrons.
: National Sanctuary of Our
Sorrowful Mother, NE 85th and Sandy Boulevard, P.O. Box 20008,
Park Rhododendron Garden
- This 62 acre Catholic Shrine and botanical garden
offers more than a hundred statues and shrines along its pathways. Special areas
include the natural rock altar, the Chapel of Mary, the Meditation Chapel, the
Peace Garden, the Rose Garden, and St. Anne's Chapel.
: Summit Avenue, Eugene
, OR (541) 682-5324.
- This 12
acre woodland displays more than 6,000 ornamental plants including
rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and viburnums under a canopy of Oregon white
oaks. The Friends of Hendrick
: Bureau of Parks, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Portland
, OR 97221
International Rose Test Garden
- This 175 acre arboretum displays 800 varieties of trees and
shrubs including one of the largest U.S. collections of conifers.
: 400 SW Kingston, Portland
, OR 97201
(503)796-5193 or (503)248-4302.
Jackson and Perkins Test and Display
- This 5 acre rose garden displays 8,500 bushes in a
formal setting with paved paths and gazebos.
: 2836 Pacific Highway, Medford,
OR 97501 (541)776-2277.
- This mail
order nursery, headquartered in Medford, offers a lovely test and display
Washington Park, 611 SW Kingston and Washington Park Drive, Portland
, OR 97201
- This peaceful 5 1/2 acre garden offers five distinct gardens: the
Flat Garden (with plants, rocks and raked white gravel), the Sand and Stone
Garden (a walled garden), the Natural Garden (featuring shallow streams,
waterfalls and native plants), the Strolling Pond Garden (with waterfalls,
ponds, rocks and planting), and the Tea Garden (with an imported teahouse).
8005 S. W. Grabhorn Road, P.O. Box 5868, Aloha
, OR 97006 (503)629-6355.
Ladd's Circle, Squares and Rose Gardens
1912 English-style mansion is surrounded by 68 acres of estate grounds featuring
English-style gardens, rockeries, ponds, a teahouse, a greenhouse and an herb
16th Avenue & Harrison Street,
- A neighborhood garden of 3,300 rose bushes graces
this 1-1/2 acre park.
: 28500 SE Currin Road,
, OR 97023 (503)473-6734.
This former tree farm is now a garden designer's private home and gardens
and boutique nursery. This two-acre estate
is arranged into garden rooms hosting a Japanese garden with tea house, koi pond with rustic pavilion, white-flowering
spiral garden, rose garden, hornbeam-lined alley, vegetable garden with greenhouse, and many others
and showcases an eclectic mix
of specimen, species and beloved plants which highlight the multiple design concepts found here.
Features include fountains, statuary, and charming garden structures, espalier,
formal hedging and topiary including a five-foot tall rabbit and a small herd of deer. The gardens
have been designed for a show of continuous color and winter interest but are in their prime from
April through late October. The first day of Spring marks the arrival of over 50 violet-green swallows
that return to nest in the various bird houses throughout the property.
Please check the website for open days.
: 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland
, OR 97236 (503)761-9503.
- This 9 acre public botanical garden showcases Northwest native plants and
displays over 2000 species of wildflowers, ferns, shrubs and trees in their
natural habitat. Trails traverse a wetland forest, a creek, a fern walk, a peat
bog, then wind past the manor house to a rock garden and dry woodlands.
, OR (541)488-5340.
Springer Botanical Garden
- This beautifully landscaped 100 acre park,
whose design was assisted by John McLaren, renowned for his work at Golden Gate
Park, offers lawns, ponds and woodlands. Features includes a Japanese Garden, a
rose garden, a sycamore grove, a duck pond with swans and a one mile trail. The
web site offers hundreds of pictures in a virtual tour.
: Willamette University, 12th Street,
- Also visit the small Japanese garden behind the art building and the rose
garden along State Street.
A campus map
: 34901 Frank Parrish Road, Eugene
, OR 97405 Office:
(541)747-3817 Visitor Center (541) 741-4110.
Nichols Garden Nursery
- This thoughtfully designed 208 acre
arboretum offers 7 miles to trails for viewing native and exotic trees, shrubs,
wildflowers, and cryptogams.
: 1190 Old Salem Road NE, Albany
, OR 97321 (800)422-3985
This 60 year old commercial nursery, located in the Willamette Valley,
offers a display herb garden, an All America
Selections Display garden, and a small trials ground.
: 879 W. Main Street, Silverton
, OR 97381 (503)874-8264 or
- This exciting 240 acre world-class botanical garden under
construction, with 65 acres now open, will showcase Oregon's horticultural
diversity. Features will include the Grotto, the Children's Garden, the
Bosque/Overlook, the Ornamental Water Garden, the Conifer Garden and the Entry
Waterfall. A Frank Lloyd Wright house has been moved to the gardens and
: 4001 SW Canyon
Road, Washington Park, Portland
, OR 97221 (503)226-ROAR.
- This 65 acre zoo
displays its creatures in naturalistic settings. The Zoo Train Ride features
stops for the Rose Test Garden and the Japanese Garden. (George) Owen Rose
Garden: North Jefferson Avenue, Eugene, OR 97448 (541)682-4800. This All-America
Rose Selections accredited rose garden, situated along the Willamette River,
features over 4,500 varieties of roses plus the 1860 Black Republican Cherry
Tree, the largest cherry tree in Oregon. Palmerton Arboretum: West Evans Creek
Road, Rogue River, OR (541)776-7001. This 5 acre arboretum, originally a
nursery, features labeled plants from all over the world including 40 species of
trees and shrubs (including azaleas and rhododendrons), pines fromm Japan,
cedars from the Mediterranean and large coastal redwoods.
McDonald Forest, 8692 Peavy Arboretum Road, (Route 99W), Corvallis
, OR 97330
Peninsula Park and Rose Gardens
- This arboretum displays over 200 native and exotic trees which
can be viewed from 5 trails.
700 N. Rosa Parks Way,
Rogerson Clematis Collection
- The 2 acre formal rose garden displays 8,900 bushes of 65 varieties
with paths and hedges.
: Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road,
Schreiner's Iris Gardens
Displaying one of the largest assemblage of clematis in the Western
Hemisphere, the collection includes many plants that are unique or
exceptionally rare with approximately 500 taxa and just under 900
individual plants. The collection is administered by the Friends
of Rogerson Clematis Collection which worked with the City of Oswego to
save and relocate the clematis vines of Roger Brewster.
Quinaby Road NE, Salem
, Oregon 97303 (800)419-4747 Ext.71.
State Park (Gardens)
- This commercial iris
grower offers 10 acres of display gardens.
: Off US 101, 13 mi. SW of Coos Bay, Coos Bay
, OR 97420
(541) 888-3732 or (800) 551-6949.
Heritage Center At The Mill
- A former timber baron estate, this state park
features a formal garden, an oriental-style pond and two rose gardens which
include an All America Rose Selection display.
: 1313 Mill
Street S.E., Salem
, OR 97301 (503)585-7012.
- This historical textile mill
includes an herb and dye garden.
Territorial Seed Company
: 20 Palmer Avenue, Cottage Grove
, OR 97424
- Trial gardens are located a few miles outside Cottage Grove and
are open in late August through mid-September on Saturdays.