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 who register at least four days in advance (workshops may have additional fees), and vary for non-members depending on the program. Tickets to Garden University programs can be reserved by registering through the links below (coming soon), and will be purchased upon arrival at the event. Become a Garden member to receive free lecture tickets and discounted workshop tickets.

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  

Date Time Program
February 7th 11am Tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House with Molly Murphy
March 14th 10am-noon Pests in the Garden with Alison Kutz
April 25th 10am-noon God's Word for Gardeners with Shelley Cramm
May 16th 10am-noon Sentinel Plant Network with horticulture staff member Sarah Wilmes
June TBD 10am-noon Pruning and Travelogue with Sam Pratt and the American Conifer Society
July TBD 10am-noon Pet photos with Rebecca Cozart
August 29 TBD Family Fun – Go geocaching and then take a moon walk, combined with Jr. Gardener's Club
September 26 10am-noon Fuchsia Society Education & Show
October 24 10am-noon Witches brooms with Sam Pratt
November 14 10am-noon Fall pruning with horticulture manager Ty Boland
December 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 Marney Roddick at or 503-874-6017.


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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