Photos by Cheryl Landes
A drive to the Oregon Garden takes some effort, but the fifty-minute drive south of Portland is worth it. On the way, you’ll see the farmlands of the Willamette Valley and the bountiful variety of crops that grow there.
The 80-acre botanical garden, located at a luxurious resort, is open to the public. It has more than 20 specialty gardens showcasing the diversity of plants in the Pacific Northwest, the largest collection of conifers in the U.S., and a 400-year-old oak that’s an Oregon Heritage tree. Wildlife thrives in the wetlands habitat, which cools the City of Silverton’s wastewater through a series of pools.
There’s something different to see in the garden every visit as one season transforms into another. For today’s tour, we’re exploring the garden’s beauty in the spring.
See photos of the Oregon Garden decorated for the holidays at Christmas at the Garden.