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

Take a guided tour through the Garden on the first Saturday of the month, 11:00am—noon (March through November). 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

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

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

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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