Programs for Adults

From gardening practices to guided Garden tours to a variety of art classes, Leach Botanical Garden offers a range of adult educational classes, lectures and events.

  • Classes & Programs
  • Saturday Guided Tour
  • Request a Guided Group Tour


To provide visitors with a memorable experience during their time here, a new reservation system for groups of 10+ has been initiated to allow staff to track use of our grounds, prevent scheduling conflicts among groups, protect our plant collection, and welcome you to the uniqueness of Leach Botanical Garden. Please review the specific program below for more information.


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The Garden offers a range of weekday, weekend and summer classes taking place indoors or outside in our upper meadow tent. Please visit our calendar for all current adult education classes being offered or sign-up for email updates to the right.



Saturday Guided Tour

Take a guided tour through the Garden every Saturday, 11:00am-noon (March through October). These tours are free and do not require registration. Meet in front of the Manor House, first-come, first-served: maximum tour size 15 visitors. There are a variety of tour themes to choose from including but not limited to Leach History, Trees and What's Blooming. Visit our calendar page to view dates and pick a tour that meets your interest. 



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Want to schedule a private guided tour for your group? Special guided weekday tours can be scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday only, 11am-noon and 2pm-3pm. To request a guided tour for your group please complete and submit a Reservation Form located in the upper right column under "Downloads". Also download the Educational Program Guidelines for specific information on booking a tour, cost, times available and maximum number of guests per tour.



If you want to schedule a visit with a group of 6 or more, please contact the Education Coordinator JoAnn Vrilakas at 503-823-1671 or jvrilakas(at)



Self-Guided Visit

Come explore the Garden with your group or on your own. Self-guided groups of 10+ visitors must pre-register but your visit is free. Please read over the Educational Program Guidelines and submit a completed Registration Form – both are located in the upper right column under "Downloads".