Quiet Winter Blooms

Quiet Winter Blooms

February’s Quiet Winter Blooms One typically does not think of a garden being particularly interesting in February, however as you make your way through the garden, you will be greeted with surprising blossoms, almost blossoms, and pockets of heady floral...
Phase One Development

Phase One Development

Phase One Development Construction of the Master Plan’s First Phase began in August 2019. Primary elements included in this phase are described on the plan below. Funding for this phase came from the City of Portland, Prosper Portland and METRO with major support from...
Designing for the Future

Designing for the Future

Designing for the Future Garden Expansion Project In 2016 a master plan for Leach Botanical Garden was completed, in partnership with Leach Garden Friends, the City of Portland, and the Portland Development Commission (now Prosper Portland). The Design Team, headed by...
Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas Botanic name: Hydrangea anomala Common name: Climbing hydrangea Family: Hydrangeaceae This unusual Asian vine was originally planted in the garden by John and Lilla Leach.  You will notice that its woody stems will reach out to trees or other supports...
Spring Flamboyance

Spring Flamboyance

Spring Flamboyance Botanic name: Camassia quamashCommon name: common camasFamily: Asparagaceae+Botanic name: Camassia leichtliniiCommon name: Leichtlin’s camas​Family: Asparagaceae In the upper garden along the main path to the east is a thick  patch of camas. The...
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