Learning at
Leach Garden

Learning In the Garden

Before your visit, please visit our FAQs Page to see how our Upper Garden Construction project may be affecting access to various areas of the Garden.

Leach Botanical Garden is a great place to learn through outdoor experiences: from gardening practices to guided tours to a variety of art classes, the Garden offers a range of educational opportunities for all ages. It is a significant public garden in outer southeast Portland with a botanical collection from around the globe. It is a treasured public resource and use of the Garden is increasing.

Want to know more about how to plan a field trip or take a class? Click on one of the links below to learn about Adult, Youth or School programs.

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.

2020 Scavenger Hunts

Explore the garden and make botanical discoveries! Download the Botanical Scavenger Hunt HERE

Take a garden walk and learn more about John and Lilla Leach. Download the John and Lilla Leach Treasure Hunt HERE

Enjoy wandering the pathways with our  Leach Garden Scavenger hunt! Download the 2020 Scavenger Hunt HERE

Summer Horticulture Internship

The internship program is designed to offer hands-on experiences for people aspiring to a career in horticulture, public gardens, and landscape design. The intern will work alongside our horticulture staff and volunteers, assisting in all aspects of garden maintenance.

Please check back in early spring 2021 for our 2021 Summer Horticulture Internship announcement and application instructions.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. A full refund will be made in the event Leach Botanical Garden cancels a class. We cannot refund registration fees for missed class sessions.

If you cannot attend the class you’ve registered for, please inform us by email at: info@leachgarden.org. A refund of the registration fee – less a $15 processing fee – will be issued for cancellations made at least three (3) business days prior to the event. No refunds will be made for cancellations made fewer than three (3) business days before the event. Class registrations cannot be transferred to another date, program, or person.

Adult Programs

We offer a wide variety of learning opportunities for adults of all ages! From gardening to crafting and all points in between.

Youth Programs

We believe children learn best when they’re connected to the natural world around them. Come discover with us!

School Programs

From pre-school field trips to college internships to community projects, we are ready to help you learn and grow through the years.

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General Rules of Use

GARDEN HOURS

Monday Closed
Tuesday-Saturday 9am-4pm
Sunday 1pm-4pm

The Garden is closed for the month of January for routine maintenance. The Administrative office remains open.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Open 9am-12:30pm on Thanksgiving Eve & Christmas Eve.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day.

ADMISSION

Admission during regular Garden hours is free. Contributions are encouraged. 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.

Registration

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

GARDEN ETIQUETTE

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

Pets are not allowed.  Service animals are allowed.

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

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 accompany an adult.

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 rentals@leachgarden.org or by calling 971-832-9081. For more information, go to RENT.

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