Stop and Admire the Gardens in Polk County

If you’re looking for something to make your eyes smile while you nose enjoys an olfactory treat, gardens in Independence, Monmouth and Dallas beckon. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours to spend in these gardens, you’ll find them worth every moment.

: Carol Infranca


Just west of Salem, in the heart of Oregon’s wine-growing region, are the quaint communities of Monmouth and Independence.

Antique shops, galleries and wineries welcome visitors, while an outdoor amphitheater hosts community celebrations and musical performances. Miles of bike trails along with canoeing and kayaking on the Willamette River add to the tranquility of these charming small towns.

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