Tucked between the Cascade Mountains and the Coast Range, the Willamette Valley enjoys a temperate climate. This fertile area was the destination of pioneers making the arduous trek across the Oregon Trail in the 1800s.

The natural beauty of this area is yours to explore. Although Interstate 5 brings thousands of travelers each year to the communities in the Willamette Valley, why not slow down and explore the back roads?

Before the interstate, Highway 99 was the major thoroughfare for travelers. Now this route offers a leisurely pace and easy access to roadside stands, magnificent gardens, nurseries, wineries and picture postcard settings. It is little wonder that the Willamette Valley is fortunate to have so many fine gardens.

Very favorable climatic conditions and the expertise of the plants people involved in these gardens has led to a rich diversity in design and plant content. As a result, each garden is unique and adds immeasurably to the sense of place on historic properties as well as rural communities. You are invited to explore Oregon’s Willamette Valley!

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