The Oregon Garden Foundation

Thank you for your generous gifts to the Oregon Garden Foundation

Your gifts help the Garden sustain and grow

Your gifts help us to inspire and educate visitors of all ages. Donating to the Garden is easy and tax-deductible. We thank you for all donations that ensure the future of The Oregon Garden.

The Oregon Garden was a longtime dream of a group of dedicated Oregon nursery owners. During the late 1990’s that dream became a reality. The Oregon Garden Foundation officially broke ground and began building Oregon’s botanical garden in 1997. The Oregon Garden opened to the public in 2001. As we approach twenty years of the Garden being a reality, we appreciate each and every donation that supports our current programs and new dreams to enhance and develop the Oregon Garden. The Oregon Garden Foundation Board includes seven Directors who support the Garden’s mission and enhance philanthropy while providing oversight to the Garden’s future.

The Oregon Garden Foundation Board of Directors

  • Mary “Bunny” McNatt, Board Chair – Garden Advocate, Community Volunteer
  • Sam Brentano, Vice Chair – Marion County Commissioner
  • Laurie A. Carter, Secretary/Treasurer– Owner of Apples to Oranges, City Council Member for the City of Silverton
  • Randal Thomas – Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Gloria Roy – Former Counsel to Marion County, Retired
  • Verl Holden – Garden Founder, Holden Wholesale Growers, Inc.
  • Rich Meganck  – Garden Volunteer, Retired from United Nations

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.

To learn more, read our 2016 Annual Report – Seeding the Future.

Support our Current Projects by making an online donation

We are happy to plan with you your legacy gift or a memorial bench 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!

Mail donations:

Oregon Garden Foundation at: P.O. Box 1341, Silverton, OR 97381


Allison Pennell at 503-874-2535, or online here.

All gifts are kept in trust through The Oregon Garden Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your donations are tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows.


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