Photos by Cheryl Landes
Hendricks Park, Eugene’s oldest park, is a beautiful retreat at the northern end of the 12-mile Ridgeline Trail near the heart of the city and the University of Oregon campus. This 80-acre forest of Douglas fir trees contains world-renowned rhodendron and native plant gardens. Trails wind through the gardens, attracting walkers and joggers.
The rhododendrons and azaleas bloom here from April until June. They love Eugene’s mild year-round climate. Many of the bushes are as tall as broadleaf trees in other parts of the country. Benches and picnic tables are scattered throughout the park, inviting everyone to relax and enjoy the views.
The pictures in our tour today are from a few of my annual hikes in May. Enjoy!
Here’s another Eugene garden from my Armchair Photo Tours series that you might enjoy:
Owen Rose Garden