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!



Tickets are free for Garden members & volunteers and $15 for non-members ($5 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 (coming soon). 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
May 23 10-11am Sentinel Plant Network
June 6 10am-noon  Niwaki Demonstration with Dave Dewire and the American Conifer Society
July 11 10am-11am Pet photos with Rebecca Cozart
Aug. 29 10am-11am Introduction to Geocaching at The Oregon Garden
Sept. 26 10am-noon Fuchsia Information Day & Show w/ the Salem Fuchsia Society Sign Up
Oct. 24 10am-noon Witches Brooms & New Conifer Varieties with Sam Pratt                              Sign Up
Nov. 14 10am-noon Fall pruning with horticulture manager Ty Boland
Dec. 12 10am-noon Improve and Enhance your Home Garden Using Minimal Chemicals with Dale Small of Wilco




Questions about Garden University or upcoming classes? Contact Delen Kitchen at 503-874-2532 or





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 $11
Seniors (60 and over) $9
Students (12 - 17) $8
Children (5 - 11) $5
Children (4 & under) Free
Groups (15+ ppl, advance notice) $8ea
All Military w/ ID $8

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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