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!



Garden admission applies for attendees and are free for Garden members & volunteers. Workshops with take-home materials may require additional fees. Tickets to Garden University programs may require pre-registration (see below schedule to register). Become a Garden member to receive free Garden admission 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. 


We are in search of engaging programs, classes, activities, booths, crafts, etc. that are related to gardening and our ecosystem! If you are interested in teaching or having a booth at a Garden University event please fill out this form


Upcoming Gardening Classes & Workshops  

Select a class or workshop for a more detailed description.

Date Time Program
June 8, 2017 6pm – 8pm Home Brewing 101 with Gilgamesh Brewing
July 20, 2017 6pm-8pm Floral Foraging – Arrangement Workshop with Chas Thompson
August 21, 2017 6pm – 8pm Total Eclipse of the Garden
September 21, 2017 6pm – 8pm Wild Ways
December 7, 2017 6pm – 8pm Living Art


Brewing 101 with Gilgamesh Brewing

June 8th | 6pm – 8pm

Join Gilgamesh Brewing at The Oregon Garden for a night of craft-brew fun with beer tastings and a home-brewing demonstration! This workshop will take place on the back patio of the Oregon Garden Resort with drinks and snacks available to order for your enjoyment throughout the demo. This event will be $5 for members, and $15 for the general public.

Register here.

The class registration fee will not include Garden admission as it takes place after the Garden has closed for the evening. Thank you for your understanding.



Floral Foraging – Arrangement Workshop with Chas Thompson

July 20th | 6pm – 8pm

Join us and Chas Thompson of Wildflower Portland, a professional florist now based here with us in beautiful Silverton, Oregon, for a fun floral arrangement workshop! All floral material, and greenery will be foraged from The Oregon Garden during the class time so wear your walking shoes and lets go on a field trip! No supplies or previous experience required, other than a vase from home if you wish. Chas will discuss plant selection, how to create shape and volume, and give recommendations for color and texture combinations. You can view more of her work here.

This class will take place from 6-8 PM and meet in the Trillium Room at the Oregon Garden Resort (follow signs to the top of the hill, for “Resort”). The class fee is $25 for non-members, and $10 for members. See how you can become a member for discounted tickets and free Garden admission!

Register here for the class.

After class is over, stick around for Movies in the Garden! Starting shortly after 8pm, we will be screening The Notebook. Movie admission is not included in this class.




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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