The Oregon Garden is Open!

We can’t wait to see you and to let you experience the beauty of the Garden this spring. We know you could use it!

In compliance with Oregon’s face covering mandate, beginning Wednesday, June 24th, we will be requiring all employees, visitors, volunteers and vendors to wear face coverings while in our indoor public areas. This applies to our restrooms and office spaces. Please plan to bring a face covering for use during your visit: this can be a face mask, face shield, bandana, etc. Masks remain optional while outside and where a 6′ distance from other visitors can be maintained.
We thank you so much for your assistance in this matter and appreciate your support!

 

The Visitor Center is opening on Friday, July 10th:

– The Cafe inside the Visitor Center will remain closed. We will be selling cold beverages (soda & water) and pre-packaged snacks (chips, trail mix, etc.) only. Outside food is allowed in the Garden.
– Guests are required to wear masks while inside the Visitor Center.
– Tram and Children’s Garden will remain closed.

 

A few changes we’ve made in response to COVID-19, to ensure your safety and proper social distancing:

– The Visitor Center, Gift Shop and Cafe are closed. Admission will be through the ticket booth by the Visitor Center. Please note that admission will be moved to the Visitor Center when it reopens on 7/10.
– Beginning 6/13, our retail nursery is open from 10am-4pm daily. Guests will pay at the ticket booth by the Visitor Center.
– Our hours will be 10am-4pm daily.
– We are eliminating higher weekend pricing for our summer season, to make it easier for everyone to enjoy the Garden and to reflect our reduced amenities.
– Only 300 guests will be allowed in the Garden at any one time to ensure proper social distancing.
– The Children’s Garden is currently closed.
– The tram is not running.
– Our drinking fountains have been turned off, please bring your own water.
– Some restrooms will be closed, to ensure proper cleaning between guests. Only restrooms in NREC (by the entrance) and near the Children’s Garden will be open.
– Please maintain 6′ social distancing at all times.
Please keep in mind – this pandemic has significantly affected our ability to have staff and volunteers onsite, meaning we have had to prioritize certain projects in the Garden, such as ensuring our 40,000 seed-grown annuals get planted. Unfortunately, nature does not take breaks, so you may notice a few more weeds than normal. Please know that we are working as hard as possible to keep the Garden looking beautiful. Thank you for your patience with us!

FAQ:

Do I need to wear a face covering?
  • In compliance with Oregon’s face covering mandate, beginning Wednesday, June 24th, we will be requiring all employees, visitors, volunteers and vendors to wear face coverings while in our indoor public areas. This applies to our restrooms and office spaces. Please plan to bring a face covering for use during your visit: this can be a face mask, face shield, bandana, etc.
  • Masks remain optional while outside and where a 6′ distance from other visitors can be maintained.
Where can I get water?

In following state and county guidelines, drinking fountains inside the Garden have been turned off. Guests are encouraged to bring their own water bottles, which can be refilled from the tap.

Is there any food or drink available?

At this time, only pre-packaged snacks (chips, trail mix, etc.) are for sale inside The Oregon Garden. However, the Oregon Garden Resort is open for lunch from 11:30-2:30pm. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Learn more HERE.

Why is the Children’s Garden closed / When will it open?

At this time we are still concerned about the specific challenges presented by the Children’s Garden: this high-traffic area is regularly filled with multiple, multi-generational families playing and enjoying the space in close proximity. We currently do not feel confident that we can ensure social distancing practices in this part of the Garden and don’t feel it is the right move to require face coverings in this area only. All operational decisions are an ongoing process and we can’t give a specific timeline for reopening of the Children’s Garden.

Why is the tram not running / When will it start running?

We are disappointed not to be able to offer this beloved guest amenity. However, the tram puts guests into very close contact with one another and presents a sanitation challenge. We do not anticipate being able to run the tram again this season.

Why is the Visitor Center closed / When will it open?

The Visitor Center will reopen on Friday, July 10th. All guests are required to wear a face mask inside of the Visitor Center.

Why do I have to pay full price when some amenities are not available?

We hope that the guests who visit us at this time are excited to spend time out-of-doors in a botanical sanctuary, and will see the value in the sense of place we have cultivated over many years rather than focus on what is temporarily missing. At this time, your support is more important than ever in helping us get back on our feet – your admission dollars go directly to support the operation of The Oregon Garden and for that, we thank you. 

Will you be having events this year?

Yes! While many of our events have unfortunately been canceled, we are reworking some of our favorites. This year, Movies in the Garden will be held in a drive-in format (Thursdays and Fridays in June) instead of on the lawn, and Art in the Garden will still be on display as it is every summer. For more information, please visit our events page HERE

Can I schedule a group or guided tour?

Unfortunately, at this time we are operating using limited resources and are unable to offer group or guided tours. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Start typing and press Enter to search

THE OREGON GARDEN IS OPEN!LEARN MORE