The Garden, which opened in 1999, spans 80 acres and boasts 20 specialty gardens, as well as waterfalls, fountains, quiet ponds, a working tree farm, tram tours, a summer concert series and the Gordon House, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and is open to the public.
Put this on your travel plans
The room is homey and bed is great. Area is beautiful and plenty of walking trails. Small bar with big fireplace, entertainment. Really good dinner and breakfast. Ask for specials.
We have visited here many times. This visit we brought family to visit from out of state. I was in shock, embarrassed and very disappointed when I saw the condition of the different gardens. The conifer garden was the only garden in good shape and it looked like it was well cared for. The rest of the gardens looked neglected. It was at the end of the summer season and it was hot and dry in Oregon this summer. I will give them the benefit of the doubt that maybe they have lost some of their volunteer gardeners. In my opinion charging $12. for visiting and another three for the tram, so a total of $15. was a total rip off. I will definitely not be visiting again.
Absolutely beautiful Pacific Northwest garden
The Oregon Garden was absolutely beautiful. It is 80 acres of gorgeous flowers, water features and garden art. There are 16 well designed gardens. I loved the dragon in the pond & Bobbie the Wonder Dog. It has the oldest oak tree in the west. I visited in August and would love to see it in Spring and Fall. The Luna Cafe is small with a limited menu. There is also a nice gift shop.
Needs some TLC
Overall the Gardens display a variety of flowers and plant life with an occasional mucky water feature thrown in. Many of us were looking forward to learning names of plantings but signage is sparse and mostly faded and difficult to read. The Medicinal and the Drought tolerant gardens were overgrown and a huge disappointment. We were looking forward to learning about those types of plantings but gave up after tripping on uneven pathways and dead stalks. Hope to see this entire place present better at a future visit.
Wide variety of settings for amazing plants & some wildlife
Of course we picked a 100 degree day but we had a great time. We took the tram ride first to get the layout. Our driver/guide was quite knowledgeable. Every garden was full of wonderful colors, textures, forms and lines for us to photograph. When we needed a rest from the heat, we enjoyed a good lunch at the cafe.