Help the Garden Grow

“If I could put my words in song… And tell what’s there enjoyed… All would to my gardens throng… And leave the cities void.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is only through the many contributions of time and resources that The Oregon Garden has become the best example of horticulture that Oregon and the Willamette Valley has to offer. We are grateful to our many donors.

Your gifts help us to keep the Garden beautiful, while fulfilling our mission of inspiring and educating visitors of all ages. Whether you want to support the garden through a general gift or a tribute gift, such as a pathway brick, or legacy bench, donating to the Garden is easy and tax-deductible. Regardless of your commitment we thank you for all that you do to ensure the future of The Oregon 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!

Donations may be made by sending payment to the Oregon Garden Foundation at: P.O. Box 1341, Silverton, OR 97381, by contacting our development staff at 503-874-2535, or online here.

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

Oregon Garden Foundation

The Oregon Garden was a longtime dream of a group of passionate nursery owners from as far back as 1940. During the 1990’s with a bit of inspirational hard work, that dream became reality. Providing oversight during its growth and currently, is The Oregon Garden Foundation. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to bring life to the mission of this beautiful destination called The Oregon Garden.

MISSION: 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.

The Oregon Garden Foundation Board of Directors

  • Randal Thomas, President – Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Mary “Bunny” McNatt, Vice President – Garden Advocate, Community Volunteer
  • Susan Thompson – Garden Advocate, Community Volunteer
  • Sam Brentano – Marion County Commissioner
  • Laurie A. Carter – Owner of Apples to Oranges, City Council Member for the City of Silverton

PO Box 1341 / 879 W. Main Street, Silverton, Oregon 97381


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