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 Friday through Sunday starting April 1st – 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.
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.
Oregon Bride Magazine – Best of Awards
Statesman Journal – Best of the Mid-Willamette Valley
Red Tricycle – Most Awesome Awards
Oregon Business Magazine
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:
We currently are hiring for:
Volunteer Coordinator (Part-Time)
Unless specifically noted, the following are required when you submit an 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: firstname.lastname@example.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.