Garden University

gardening classes

Garden University offers a variety of gardening classes and workshops hosted by experts in the field. Topics include gardening, cooking, landscaping, traveling and more!



Members: Free

Early Bird Tickets: $12

Non-Member, Non-Early Bird: $15

Tickets are free for Garden members & volunteers and $15 for non-members ($3 early bird discount for those registered at least three days in advance).* Workshops may require additional fees. Tickets to Garden University programs can be reserved by registering through the links below. Reservations are strongly encouraged, even for members, to help us accommodate everyone. Become a Garden member to receive free lecture tickets and discounted workshop tickets.

* Tickets include admission to the Garden

Garden University program topics and pricing is subject to change without notice. Some programs may be cancelled if registrant numbers do not reach a minimum number. 


Upcoming Gardening Classes & Workshops  

Select a class or workshop for a more detailed description.

Date Time Program
February 13 11am-noon A Year in the Rose Garden with Harry Landers
March 26 11am-noon Magic of Mason Bees with Sherian Wright
April 30 11am-noon Monarchs and Milkweed with the Elkton Community Education Center
May 7 11am-noon Origami Flower Making with Yuki Martin (25 guest max)
August 27 11am-noon Growing Grafted Vegetables with Harry Olson
September 24 11am-1pm Bonsai Workshop
October 22 11am-1pm Rose Gardening: Winter*button

*This Garden University even has been postponed. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Please check back for rescheduled date.



Questions about Garden University or upcoming classes? Contact Kelly McCarty at


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 $8
Seniors (60+) $6
Students (12-17) $5
Children (5-11) $2
Children (4 & under) Free
Garden Members Free
Military w/ ID $5

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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