Grafted Vegetable Trial Garden Wins 1st Place!

sign-1Master Gardeners Harry Olson and Tobie Habeck created the Grafted Vegetable Demonstration Garden located inside of the Silverton Market Garden at The Oregon Garden where they research and display different kinds of grafted vegetables.

Read more about the Master Gardeners Grafted Vegetable Garden on a blog post here.

Camping at the Garden

partial-solar-eclipse-cloudsThe Total Eclipse of the Garden is a once-in-a-lifetime experience as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun and day turns to night for up to two minutes, with the path of totality lasting the longest over the Willamette Valley and The Oregon Garden. One of the things making the experience just as memorable is festival camping on the grounds of the beautiful Oregon Garden.


The Total Eclipse of the Garden’s family-friendly event has something for everyone! Enjoy unlimited access to the Garden’s 80-acres, featuring educational workshops for all ages, morning and afternoon yoga and outdoor movies at sundown. Dance to a fun and musical mix of bands and enjoy late night tunes around the communal campfire pit. Sip and savor mimosas, bloody marys and coffee cocktails during Monday’s Viewing Party and purchase local beers and wines in the afternoon and evening.


Camping and festival passes can be reserved and purchased online here. To help you select and reserve your campsite, please read this important information:

After reading the information, if you have questions, please call toll free, 1-888-992-7397, ext. 2. If you have already read the information, and are prepared to reserve your campsite, go directly to Online Reservations. Campsites are limited and will sell out, so reserve your site today!

Geocaching at The Oregon Garden

What is Geocaching?Geocaching_logo

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. You can learn more about geocaching at, or come to our Visitor Center where we’d be happy to help you learn the basics.


Caches in the Garden

There are public caches placed throughout the Garden and Resort grounds.

GPS units may be checked out at the Visitor Center or Resort front desk (limited number available). You can also use your smartphone!

After finding the caches, turn in your passport and completed survey to be entered into a drawing to win an Oregon Garden membership or room stay at the Oregon Garden Resort.


Geocoin Passport Challenge 

The Oregon Garden and the town of Silverton have partnered to create a special geocoin event celebrating The Oregon Garden’s 15th anniversary in 2016 and the town of Silverton. (Please note a limited number of these geocoins will be trackable – while supplies last. After these are gone, there will be additional non-trackable coins available.)

In July 2016, nine new caches were created in and around the Garden – each one celebrating a different area of the Garden. Another ten chases were hidden around Silverton – each one celebrating one of the many beautiful murals throughout the community.

Geocoins are still available: To earn a coin you must find a minimum of fifteen of these caches. An Oregon Garden Geocaching Passport will be available at the Visitor Center when you enter the Garden or at the front desk of the Oregon Garden Resort. You may also download the passport and print it out before you arrive. Use this passport to record codes for each cache found. Once complete, fill out the survey included on the passport and return it to the Visitor Center or Oregon Garden Resort to claim a coin.

The caches inside the Garden may only be found during Garden hours and require an admission fee.

Backyard Bird Count

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

We invite you to participate this year at The Oregon Garden!

-Choose your location in the Garden to sit for 15 minutes.
-Watch for birds, identify them, and report the largest number seen at once in a group.
– Enter your data online or add yours to our group report.

-New to birding? That’s ok! We will go over the birds we have in the Garden, instructions on how to pre-identify birds by silhouettes in the sky, how to do the bird count and why its important.

– Children are welcome to learn about birding and the bird count and will also be able to do bird-themed crafts.

You’re Garden admission get’s you access to all the events in the Garden this day. The Garden will open at 8am this day to provide for optimal birding.

Valentine’s Movie Screening

when-harry-met-sally-1940x900_35829Enjoy a romantic showing of When Harry Met Sally at the Oregon Garden Resort this Valentine’s Day season! Movie showings will take place in the lodge Feb 10 – 14. Doors will open each night at 8:30pm and the movie will start at 9pm.

$5 per ticket, includes complimentary popcorn. Must purchase tickets in advance. No at-the-door tickets available. You do not need to be a guest of the Resort to purchase movie tickets.

Additional food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. No outside food or drink permitted.

To purchase tickets, visit:

Make it a night to remember by staying the night on our Valentine’s Day packages that include an overnight stay, admission to the movie, dinner for two, a bottle of wine or champagne and more!

Hiring: Environmental Education Instructor

The Oregon Garden Natural Resources Education Program is seeking an experienced Environmental Educator to assist teaching conservation education lessons for spring and fall field trips. Candidates must have experience teaching upper elementary students (4th through 6th grade) and have expertise in subjects such as forests, botany, wetlands and wildlife. The goal of the natural resources program is to inspire in students a curiosity about nature and to build a personal connection to the forests that grow in Oregon. We stress a positive, fun-filled, inquiry-based curriculum through hands-on activities and learning games. For more information on this program please visit or

See the full job description here.



OFRI Attn: Rikki Heath PO Box 463 Silverton, OR 97381

Or respond to

1. The cover letter should include your knowledge, skills, abilities and experience in teaching and why you are seeking this position.

2. A background check will be done upon hiring.

Visitor Center Gift Shop Sale!

Enjoy 30% off everything at our Visitor Center Gift Shop!vc-sale

The sale goes until January 15th and excludes wine and Cafe items. Not to be combined with other discounts. Our Visitor Center is open Fridays-Sundays 10am to 4pm.

Fall Jr. Gardener’s Club

Join The Oregon Garden and Jr. Gardener’s Club as we celebrate all things fall!fall-jgc

This fun event will be held on October 8 from 10am – 2pm.

Activities include:
*Pumpkin Seed Craft
*Pumpkin Bowling
*Pear Sampling from Northwest Pear Bureau
*Talk About Trees providing hands-on activities about tree health

Additional activities and information will be available soon!

This event is free with Garden admission and free for Members! No pre-registration required.


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 $14
Seniors (60+) $12
Students (12-17) $11
Children (5-11) $8
Children (4 & under) Free
Garden Members Free
Military w/ ID $11
Save $2 weekdays!

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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