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
February 7th 11am Tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House with Molly Murphy
April 25th 10am-noon  God's Word for Gardeners with Shelley Cramm      Sign Up
May 16th 10am-noon Sentinel Plant Network with horticulture staff member Sarah Wilmes
June 6th 10am-noon & 2pm-4pm  Niwaki Demonstration with Dave Dewire and the American Conifer Society   Sign Up
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
TBD TBD Pests in the Garden with Alison Kutz




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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