Children’s Garden

Let your imagination run wild – as well as the kids – in the Children’s Garden!

  • Discover dinosaur bones in our ‘Dinosaur Dig’.
  • Pretend you are living in the jungle at the top of the trees in our tree house.
  • Make believe you’ve been magically transported to the land of the Hobbits, and climb in and over a real Hobbit House.

Of course this is still a garden, so wonder at the animal-shaped topiary, watch the furniture garden grow, and figure out why the “weird plants” look like they do.

The Children’s Garden at The Oregon Garden is the perfect place to make family memories outdoors, surrounded by nature. During a day of play, bring a picnic or pick up lunch from the Garden Cafe to enjoy. Along with fun activities in the Children’s Garden, kids will also enjoy participating in Junior Gardener’s Club educational activities and other fun Oregon Garden events throughout the year, such as Fireworks on July 3rd, Movies in the Garden and Christmas in the Garden.




Art in the Garden: Right outside of the Children’s Garden you can find Slugfest- a fun drinking fountain by artist Ellen Tykeson and donated by the Oregon Lottery.

Plants of Interest: In the Weird Plants Garden located inside the Children’s Garden you will find many fun and interesting plants. A Toad Lily, Lamb’s Ears, and a Mouse Tail Plant all live here.



Birthday Parties

The Children’s Garden features a covered, open-air pavilion set with tables and chairs, making it the perfect birthday party destination any time of year. View our Birthday Party Flyer for additional information. 

After viewing the birthday party information, contact our Group Admissions Coordinator to book: 503-874-2556 or




Next to the Children’s Garden is the Train Garden, which kids are sure to enjoy.


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.


Adults $12
Seniors (60+) $10
Students (12-17) $9
Children (5-11) $6
Children (4 & under) Free
Garden Members Free
Military w/ ID $9

Contact & Directions

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

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