Let’s Be Friends


Becoming a Garden Friend

Leach Botanical Garden is a great place to learn, enjoy, or just relax. The Garden continues to thrive and grow because people like you value and support it.   Did you know that we are now referring to all of our contributors as Friends of the Garden?   Webster defines a member as a person who is part of a group. We think of all of you who contribute as having a much closer relationship with the Garden than that. Nearly five hundred Friends support those opportunities through their contributions. In the past, our organization had memberships similar to most other non-profits. We made the choice to change that language to say “anyone who contributes is a friend of the Garden”.

Being a Friend provides you with advance notice of our events and programs through our newsletter, Leach Garden News. Friend status also gives you a discount on classes and events and other Garden offerings.

Leach Botanical Garden participates in a Reciprocal Admission Program with the American Horticultural Society. Current Leach Botanical Garden Friends may take advantage of free admission and other discounts at nearly 190 botanical gardens, arboreta and conservatories nationwide. Information about this program and a list of participating organizations can be found at the AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program. To take advantage of this program you must be a Friend in good standing and present your Leach Botanical Garden Friends card when visiting a participating garden.

When you contribute to Leach Botanical Garden, your name will be listed in the quarterly newsletter. You can also give a membership to a friend or family member who would appreciate the Garden. Most importantly, your generosity supports our programs and activities.

Friendship Levels

To join or renew select your preferred level by clicking the corresponding plant icon and you will be directed to a new page on our website to complete your contribution. Or you can mail in a check made out to Leach Garden Friends to 6704 SE 122nd Ave. Portland, OR 97236.


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Giving ONline

Our online transactions are quick, easy and secure. Helping us stay efficient and keep costs low means we can put more of every dollar right back into growing this amazing legacy for future generations.

Giving By Check

You can drop off checks in-person during normal business hours, use our on-site dropbox or mail it to us directly:
Leach Garden Friends
6704 SE 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97236

Thoughtful Use

Your donations help us grow our gardens, develop new events and services, raise awareness, expand our community, and maintain the core values set before us by our founders so many years ago.  

Together, we’re working to ensure that the Garden reflects values which are part of the Leach legacy. The Board of Directors has articulated these values as follows:

Stewardship: cultivate and nurture a living legacy.
Connection: celebrate the relationship of humans to nature.
Inspiration: excite the imagination.

Curiosity: stimulate engaged learning.
Discovery: promote involvement in the natural sciences.
Beauty: provide a place of tranquility and respite.

Inclusion: create a welcoming space where all belong.
Collaboration: maximize resources to ensure excellence.
Sustainability: operate with fiscal and environmental responsibility.

Donations to Leach Botanical Garden (#93-0807685) are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

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