About

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 educational specialty gardens for everyone, from the Sensory Garden and Rose Garden to the Children’s Garden and Pet-Friendly Garden, or the Silverton Market Garden and Amazing Water Garden. We also offer a complimentary narrated tram tour April – October, and we are pet-friendly.

The Oregon Garden is also committed to sustainability. The Rediscovery Forest is managed in partnership with the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, and reveals insights on forest management. Visitors will also encounter one of the largest collections of miniature conifers in the country, in the Conifer Garden, and a 400-year-old Signature Oak, which is an Oregon Heritage Tree, in the Oak Grove.

The Wetlands Habitat, which cools the City of Silverton’s treated waste water through a series of pools, brims with local wildlife. The Garden also promotes sustainability through green roofs, composting, edible landscaping, barley straw algae control and more.

We look forward to welcoming your family to The Oregon Garden, in historic Silverton. For information about Silverton and a schedule of local events, visit: http://silvertonchamber.org/.

 

Mailing List

Our e-mail newsletter contains news and information about The Oregon Garden, and is generally sent out once per month.

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We know you value your privacy and we can assure you that we do not sell, rent, give away or provide your e-mail address to anyone, unless we are required to do so by law. Every e-mail you receive from us will have clear instructions on how to unsubscribe.

 

Awards

Statesman Journal – Best of the Mid-Valley 2014

Oregon Bride Magazine – Best of 2013

  • Best Rehearsal Dinner Restaurant, Valley: Winner
  • Best All-Inclusive Venue, Statewide: Runner Up
  • Best All-Inclusive Venue, Valley: Runner Up

Statesman Journal – Best of the Mid-Willamette Valley 2013

Red Tricycle – 2013 Most Awesome Awards:

Portland Business Journal – Book of Lists 2012

  • Top Out-Of-Area Meeting Facilities

 

Media Contacts

Brittney Hatteberg
Marketing Manager, The Oregon Garden
bhatteberg@oregongarden.org
503-874-2538
 
Chris Crabb
Crabb Soup PR
crabbsoup@comcast.net
503-314-7583

 

 

The Oregon Garden in the News

Statesman Journal: Peak Season for Oregon Garden Volunteers, May 2014

AFAR Magazine: One Beautiful Pacific Northwest Garden, April 2014

Eugene Daily News: Oregon Garden Brewfest, April 2014

Oregonian: At Oregon Garden, the early bird gets tix to the brewer’s tasting dinner and new brewfest brunch, April 2014

Bend Bulletin: 7 Gardens Worth a Drive, April 2014

Statesman Journal: The Oregon Garden’s Colorful Playground, April 2014

Portland Monthly: Oregon Garden Brewfest Celebrates 10 Years, April 2014

Statesman Journal: Brewfest Announces Brewery Lineup, April 2014

Red Tricycle: 10 Gardens & Green Spaces to Visit this Spring, April 2014

AAA Via Magazine: Silverton’s Christmas Market, November 2013

Form And Foliage: Creature Feature, October 2013

Statesman Journal: Fall Blooms, Scarecrows Color Oregon Garden, October 2013

Lincoln City News Guard: Changing Seasons in Oregon, October 2013

Statesman Journal: Crowd-pleasing Barn Dance Back at The Oregon Garden, October 2013

Travel Bug: The Oregon Garden, September 2013

Statesman Journal: Sign Up Early To Volunteer at Christmas in the Garden, September 2013

Statesman Journal: The Oregon Garden Resort Celebrates Fifth Anniversary, September 2013

Statesman Journal: Storm Causes Area Power Outages, September 2013

KPTV – Fox Channel 12: Lightning Strikes Oregon Garden Tree, September 2013

Statesman Journal: Lightning Strikes Oregon Garden, September 2013

Northwest Travel Magazine: The Oregon Garden, September 2013

Portland Monthly Magazine: How to Become a GPS Expert, September 2013

Garden Time TV: Garden University – Floral Arranging, August 2013

Garden Time TV: Oregon Garden Trial Gardens, August 2013

Destinations Travel Magazine: Epicurean RV Road Trip Adventure, August 2013 (pg 62-63)

Portland Family Magazine: Top 10 Things to Know About The Oregon Garden, August 2013

Garden Time TV: Oregon Garden Fire Safety House, July 2013

Nostalgic Nana: The Oregon Garden, Slice of Paradise, July 2013

Statesman Journal: Three Cities Offering Outdoor Movies, July 2013

Statesman Journal: Third of July Celebration at Oregon Garden, July 2013

Garden Time TV: Oregon Garden’s Pet-Friendly Garden, June 2013

Statesman Journal: Fun Places to Take Your Pet, June 2013

American Horticulture Society’s The American Gardener Magazine: Traveler’s Guide to Gardens: The Oregon Garden, May/June 2013

Things Green TV: Oregon Garden Resort, May 2013

The Sassy Garden Girl: Garden to Envy – The Oregon Garden, May 2013

Travel Oregon: 20 Favorite Oregon Hikes, May 2013

KGW News Channel 8′s Out & About w/ Drew Carney: 2013 Oregon Garden Brewfest, April 2013

PDX Sightseer: Oregon Garden Brewfest, Enjoy the view and some suds, April 2013

The Oregonian: Oregon Garden, Belgian and German beers and much more for the week of April 26, April 2013

Beer Musings: Brewer’s Tasting Dinner at The Oregon Garden, April 2013

Portland Monthly: Eat Beat, April 2013

The Oregon Garden Foundation

The Oregon Garden is overseen by The Oregon Garden Foundation Board of Directors, which is composed of volunteers, and is recognized as a 501 (c)(3) public charity. The Oregon Garden Foundation is dedicated to the promotion and growth of The Oregon Garden. 

Helping the Garden grow
Just as those with the vision came together to build this wonderful showcase of Oregon’s botanical gifts to be enjoyed by all who live in and visit Oregon, your gifts help us to keep the flowers blooming. Whether you want to support the garden through a general gift or by purchasing a tribute gift such as a pathway brick, tree or bench, donating to the Garden is easy and tax-deductible.

Donations may be made online at Network for Good, by sending payment to the Oregon Garden Foundation at P.O. Box 155, Silverton, OR 97381 or by contacting our development staff at (503) 874-2535.

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In addition, contributions may be made to any individual garden space or program, including:
• Education
• Conifer Garden
• Endowment through Oregon Community Foundation
• Silverton Market Garden
• Railroad Garden
• Sensory Garden

We are also happy to have a member of our development team talk with you about your legacy gift should you wish to include The Oregon Garden as part of your estate plan. Contributions may always be given in honor or memory of a loved one, and recognition of these gifts will be placed in the Garden’s newsletter. Thank you for supporting your Oregon Garden!

 

Request a Donation

Each year we receive hundreds of donations requests from organizations, locally and beyond Oregon, all with valid and pressing needs. Though we cannot provide support to everyone, we do our best to fairly consider each application we receive. Please follow the guidelines below when submitting a request:

  • All requests must be received at least 6-8 weeks in advance of the event date.
  • All donation requests must be submitted online on our Donation Request Application Form. We graciously ask that inquiries are made by the form ONLY, not by phone, email or standard mail.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • We do not provide cash donations or sponsorship.
  • All donations expire 1 year from the event date.

Employment

The Oregon Garden currently has openings for Horticulture Internships.

Unless specifically noted, the following are required when you submit an employment application:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Employment Application

Submissions without all of these will not be considered. Submit by mail to: The Oregon Garden, c/o Administration Department, PO Box 155, Silverton, OR 97381 or by email to: info@oregongarden.org. Send only .pdf or .doc files, and include the job title in your correspondence.

The Oregon Garden is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We strive to create a workforce rich in diversity allowing us to benefit from the many different racial, religious, sexually-oriented, educational, cultural and social backgrounds our employees possess. This in turn enhances our ability to provide quality service to our guests and career advancement opportunities to our employees.

 

Garden History

  • 1940′s – Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) explores the idea of developing a botanical garden.
  • 1980′s – City of Salem contacts OAN about building a botanical display garden.
  • 1990 – The Garden is listed as part of OAN’s first long-range plan.
  • 1994 – The newly formed Oregon Nurserymen’s Garden Foundation holds its first meeting.
  • 1995 – The site is selected in Silverton. The agreement is formed, which includes the development of a wetland system to cool the city’s treated waste water.
  • 1997 – Groundbreaking is held June 27.
  • 1999 – The J. Frank Schmidt Jr. Pavilion, Native Oak Grove and Wetlands are dedicated.
  • 2000 – The Conifer Garden, Rose Garden, Children’s Garden, Hughes Water Garden, Northwest Garden, Bosque and Chez Garden are created.
  • 2001 – Grand opening celebration is held June 29 to July 3, and Silverton Market Garden is created.
  • 2002 – The Gordon House, Rediscovery Forest and National Resource Education Center open.
  • 2003 – Pet-Friendly Garden is created.
  • 2004 – Visitor Center, Sensory Garden and Honor Garden are completed.
  • 2005 – Lewis and Clark Garden created.
  • 2006 – Moonstone Garden Management begins managing the Garden.
  • 2007 – Groundbreaking ceremony for the Oregon Garden Resort is May 1.
  • 2008 – Oregon Garden Resort opens in October.
  • 2011 – The Oregon Garden celebrates its 10-year anniversary.
  • 2012 – Fire Safety House is created.

Hours

May - September
Daily - 9:00am to 6:00pm

October - April
Daily - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Garden is open 365 days a year and is pet-friendly. Check the Visit page for the Visitor Center hours.


Admission

Adults $11
Seniors (60 and over) $9
Students (12 - 17) $8
Children (5 - 11) $5
Children (4 & under) Free
Groups (15+ ppl, advance notice) $8ea
All Military w/ ID $8

Contact & Directions

phone (503) 874-8100
toll-free (877) 674-2733
fax (503) 339-2996
email info@oregongarden.org
address 879 W. Main St.
Silverton, OR 97381

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