The Oregon Garden News

Start Home Composting

Written by volunteer Stephanie de Moll

A single slice of moldy bread, a rotten tomato, an apple that’s been in the fridge too long—it happens to everyone at least once.  Instead of tossing that kitchen waste into the trash, gardeners can make good use of it.  Sometimes called black gold, compost is a nutrient-rich fertilizer and soil additive easily made at home.  It adds drainage to clay and heavy soil and increases water retention in loose or sandy soil.  When used as mulch, compost inhibits weed growth and protects soil from drying out.                                                          Read More

Jr. Gardener's Club

Bring the little ones on Saturday, September 20th at 2pm to harvest produce from the Market Garden and enjoy tasting it. Click above to register.

Garden University

On Saturday, October 18th at 10am, hear from Mary Anne Payne of Mendocino, CA and learn how our Conifer Garden has influenced Coast Botanical Gardens, inspiring them to build a Dwarf Conifer Garden. Also learn from conifer enthusiast Sam Pratt. Click above to register today.

Today In The Garden

The Visitor Center is open 9am-6pm daily and narrated tram tours run every half hour. Also enjoy treats made with fresh produce from the Garden, in our Garden Cafe.

What's Blooming

In addition to 60,000 colorful annuals, we also have amazing perennials blooming in the Garden this month, including:                     Lily of …
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October - April
Daily - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Adults $11
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Students (12 - 17) $8
Children (5 - 11) $5
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address 879 W. Main St.
Silverton, OR 97381

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