Adult Programs

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 educational program guidelines and downloadable reservation form below for more information.

Check our calendar for all current adult & children’s educational classes being offered or sign-up for email updates to be the first to know.

Classes and Programs

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

Saturday Guided Tour – currently paused due to COVID-19

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. Occasionally, there are additional, themed tours to choose from including but not limited to Enthobotany, Birds in the Garden and Shinrin yoku. Visit our calendar page to view dates and pick a tour that meets your interest.

Request a Guided Group Tour – currently paused due to COVID-19

Want to schedule a private guided tour for your group? To request a guided tour for your group please complete and submit a Reservation Form. Also download the Educational Program Guidelines for specific information on booking a tour, cost, times available and maximum number of guests per tour. Both forms are available below.

If you want to schedule a visit with a group of 6 or more, please contact the Education Coordinator JoAnn Vrilakas at 503-823-9504 or jvrilakas@leachgarden.org.

Self-Guided Visit – All groups paused due to COVID-19

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.

Educational Program Guidelines

Please be sure to read over these crucial details before preparing for your group adventure here at Leach Garden.

Reservation Request Form

Please read carefully and complete fully before submitting this form. This is a required step for self-hosted group visits.

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Leach Botanical Garden

enjoying the garden

GARDEN HOURS

Tuesday - Friday:10am-5pm
Saturday - Sunday:10am-4pm
Monday: closed

When the Portland Metro area reaches excessive heat warnings, the Garden often closes to the public. Please check our website before visiting during these times.  

 

GARDEN ACCESS

Currently, access to the Stone Cabin and Outdoor Historic Kitchen on the south side of Johnson Creek is temporarily closed. 

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Closed July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day.

GROUPS

Leach Garden is small and has many narrow pathways that cannot accommodate large groups of people. We also have limited parking and garden capacity requirements that we must follow. 

Any group larger than 10 must contact our admissions staff at least 5 days in advance. We are assessing reservations on a case by case basis. Please email info@leachgarden.org or call 503-208-6030. You may be turned away if you don't contact us beforehand.

Registration

Advance registration is required for all workshops, classes and events here at the garden. Many activities have limited seating/attendance and are first come, first serve.

ADMISSION

Admission during regular Garden hours is waived  until spring 2022 during this introductory period in celebration of the Upper Garden development project.

Garden capacity is currently limited due to parking and state guidelines. To ensure that you are able to visit at the time you wish, click here to reserve your free timed entry ticket below.

All guests must check in at our admissions booth upon arrival. Timed tickets are for time entry only; once here, feel free to enjoy the garden at your leisure. 

If you arrive prior to or after your ticket entry time, you will be able to enter the Garden as capacity permits.  

Donations are appreciated. Contributions support the operation of the Garden and our ability to offer programs and education.

Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and feel free to bring a water bottle.

COVID-19 SAFETY

  • In accordance with Oregon State guidelines face masks are required in the garden (indoor and outdoor) regardless of vaccination status, effective Friday 8/27/2021. Please maintain (6ft) social distance between parties during your visit. 

    If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed in the past 14 days, please postpone your visit to the garden. 

ENJOYING THE GARDEN

Hate has no place here.

The Garden is a smoke-free and vape-free facility under PP&R rules.

No dogs in the garden. Service animals are allowed, but pets and emotional support animals are not permitted.

Stay on the pathways. Walking in the planted areas can damage plant collection specimens.

No picnicking inside the garden.

No bicycles or similar vehicles on trails or paths.

Do not pick flowers or seeds-they are part of our collection.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Click here to view our FAQ page. 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Visitors are welcome to take pictures of the garden for personal use. However, garden etiquette requires respect for the ability of other visitors to enjoy the garden as well as respect for the grounds themselves.

All portrait, professional, commercial photography or any photography that comprises a photo shoot or has the appearance of a photo shoot requires advance arrangement with our rental staff and may require a fee. Contact us by email at info@leachgarden.org or by calling 503-208-6030. For more information, go to  our rentals page.

Full Photography Policy

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