Welcome to The Oregon Garden! Our mission is to welcome and inspire all visitors with an appreciation for the extraordinary ecology of the Pacific Northwest, and to provide a meaningful educational experience for gardeners of all skill levels and ages.
We are an 80-acre botanical garden, featuring more than 20 specialty gardens showcasing the diverse botanical beauty that can be found in the Willamette Valley and throughout the Pacific Northwest. We have specialty demonstration gardens for everyone, including the Sensory Garden, Rose Garden, Children’s Garden and Medicinal Garden! We are a pet-friendly garden and offer a narrated tram tour daily from April through October.
The Oregon Garden is committed to sustainability and education. Our grounds feature a number of demonstration areas touching on topics relevant to residents of the Pacific Northwest. The Rediscovery Forest is managed together with the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, and educates visitors on the practices and importance of Oregon’s forestry industry. Our wetlands and A-Mazing Water Garden represent a unique partnership with the City of Silverton; these areas of the garden cool the City’s effluent water which, in turn, is used to irrigate the Garden. Guests will also see sustainable practices such as green roofs, home composting, permaculture and more on display.
Visitors will also encounter plants of great historical and cultural significance, including our 400-year-old Signature Oak, an Oregon Heritage Tree, and our Hiroshima Peace Tree, a gingko descended from trees that survived the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.