Public Gardens

Visit Oregon’s public gardens for spectacular views, tranquil beauty, and peaceful escape.

Portland Area

Admission is free unless otherwise noted. Call ahead for hours and days of operation.

The Bishop’s Close: The Garden at Elk Rock

11800 SW Military Ln.
Open daily 8am-5pm (donation)

Columbia Children’s Arboretum

10040 NE 6th Drive

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

6015 SE 28th Ave., 1 block north of SE Woodstock Blvd.
($5 adult March 1-September 30, free October 1 through February 28 and Mondays all year)

Duniway Park (Lilac Gardens)

SW 6th Ave. & Sheridan St.
Open 5 am to midnight. Free

The Grotto

Sandy Blvd. at NE 85th Avenue
(Hours vary seasonally. Upper gardens: $7 elevator fee, senior/military $6, age 6-12 $4, under 6 free)

Hoyt Arboretum

4000 SW Fairview Blvd.
Open 5 am to 10 pm daily. Visitor center open for seasonal hours. (donation) Parking fee.

International Rose Test Garden

400 SW Kingston Ave.
Open 7:30 am -9 pm daily. Free tours departing 1 pm daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Donation suggested.

Ladd’s Circle & Squares

SE 16th & Harrison St.

Lan Su Chinese Garden

NW Everett St. & Third Ave.
Open 10 am – 7pm March 15-October 14 and 10 am – 4 pm October 15-March 14.($10 adult, $9 senior, $7 students 6-18 and college with ID, under 6 free)

Leach Botanical Garden

6704 SE 122nd Ave.
503.823.9503 Open Tuesday-Saturday 9 am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm. Closed Mondays and the month of January Donation suggested.

Peninsula Park

700 N Rosa Parks Way
Open 5 am-midnight.

Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave.
($16.95 adult, $14.50 senior, $13.50 student, $11 youth 6-17, 5 and under free.) Hours vary seasonally.

Portland Memory Garden

SE 104th Ave. & Powell Blvd.
Designed for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory issues. (donation)

Whittaker Ponds Nature Park

7040 NE 47th Ave.
Open 5 am-midnight.

Greater Portland Area

Cecil and Molly Smith Garden, St. Paul

5055 Ray Bell Rd., 503.647.2896
$3 admission. Open weekends from April to mid-May, 11am-4pm except Memorial Day weekend

Howell Territorial Park, Sauvie Island

13901 NW Howell Park Rd.
Open dawn-dusk.

Jenkins Estate, Beaverton

8005 SW Grabhorn
Open 7 am-3pm daily.

McLean Park and House, West Linn

5350 River St.
Park open daily. House is for events by reservation.

Rogerson Clematis Garden, West Linn

at Luscher Farm, West Linn
125 Rosemont Rd
Open dawn-dusk. (donation)

Salem and Mid-Willamette Valley

Delbert Hunter Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Dalles

631 Park St.
Open dawn to dusk. (donation)

Bush’s Pasture Park, Rose Garden & Rhododendron Garden, Salem

890 Mission St. SE
Open dawn to dusk.

Deepwood Museum & Gardens, Salem

1116 Mission St. SE
Park is free and open dawn-dusk daily. Guided home tours offered Wednesday-Saturday mornings at 9am, 10am, 11 am and noon. Adults $6, seniors $5, students $4, youth 6-15 $3, and children 5 and under free.

Marth Spring Botanical Garden, Salem

Willamette University,
900 State St.

The Oregon Garden and Resort, Silverton

978 W Main St.
Open daily March 23-October 31,
Friday-Sunday November 1-March 22,
Hours and admission costs vary seasonally. Check website for details.

Eugene Springfield Area

Hendricks Park (Rhododendron Garden), Eugene

Summit Ave. & Skyline Blvd.

Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene

34901 Frank Parrish Rd.
Dawn to dusk. Free; county parking fee

Owen Rose Garden, Eugene

300 N Jefferson
Donation suggested.

Greater Oregon

Lithia Park, Ashland

59 Winburn Way
Open dawn-11:30 pm

Shore Acres State Park Gardens, Coos Bay

13 mi. southwest of Coos Bay
Open 8 am-dusck. Varies seasonally. Donation suggested. Parking fee.

The Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy, Lincoln City

1931 NW 33rd St.
Open dawn-dusk daily. Donation suggested.

Palmerton Arboretum, Rogue River

300 W Evans Creek Rd.
Donation suggested.

Pacifica Garden, Williams

15615 Watergap Rd.
Donation suggested.

Corvallis, Albany and Vicinity

Corvallis Rose Garden/Avery Park, Corvallis

SW Avery Park Dr.
Open 6 am-10 pm daily.

Peavy Arboretum, Oregon State University, Corvallis

8692 Peavy Arboretum Rd.

Southwest Washington

Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens

115 S Pekin Rd., Woodland
Open year round 10am – 4pm, Admission $5 during Lilac Days (the three weeks leading up to Mother’s Day) and $3 the rest of the year. Kids 5 and under free.