Plan Your Visit
Get the Info You Need Before You Arrive
Winter Hours begin February 2021
Tue–Sun: 10am – 4pm
We Are Ready To Welcome You
Our Garden is the crown jewel of public park spaces in East Portland. Wander more than a mile of trails and paths discovering the Garden’s special places. Like a library of plants, the various species in our collection display their qualities during different seasons.
The lush green landscape is also home to a variety of fauna. Deer, rabbits, squirrels are not uncommon. Occasional beaver and weasels may be seen. Hummingbirds and hawks, dragonflies and butterflies make their home here. Johnson Creek is home to fish and other aquatic creatures.
Dedicated volunteers make it possible for the Garden to be open to the public six days a week. They provide information at the Manor House and opportunities to browse our gift shop. More than a park, Leach offers a unique experience of the botanical, artistic, historic and natural landscapes. See you soon.
Leach Garden Friends, staff and volunteers welcome individuals from all backgrounds and communities. We are committed to providing a place of respite, delight, and learning that is open to all. We dedicate our stewardship of this unique place to providing a vibrant example of the strength, resilience, and beauty that only a fully diverse community can provide.
Visit Our FAQs
We’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions to save you time and avoid unnecessary hassles. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have further questions before you visit.
View Our Construction Closure Map
While we work hard to complete the new upper garden expansion project, please be aware that some areas of our property will be closed for a period of time.
Driving and Parking Directions:
Use Creekside parking lot for easy access to the Manor House and Garden.
Use Manor House parking for Disabled Permit Parking only.
Creekside Parking Lot:
Follow SE 122nd Avenue across the NEW SE 122nd Avenue Bridge to Creekside parking lot on the right, just after the bridge.
From I-205 South: (about 5 min)
- Take Exit 17/Foster Road exit (exit on the right).
- Use middle lane to head straight (South) towards Eastbound Foster Rd.
- Use the middle lane to turn left (East) onto SE Woodstock Blvd.
- Continue straight towards SE Foster Rd.
- Keep right to continue toward SE Foster Rd.
- Continue (East) onto SE Foster Rd.
- Turn right (South) onto SE 122nd Ave.
From I-205 North (about 5 min)
- Take Exit 17/SE Foster Road exit (exit on the right)
- Head north toward SE Foster Road
- Use right lane and take right at first light signal to Foster Road (Eastbound)
- Keep right to continue toward SE Foster Road
- Continue (East) onto SE Foster Road
- Turn right (South) onto SE 122nd Ave.
Conveniently located just south of the Springwater Corridor Bike Route (East/West) on 122nd Ave. A main North/South arterial is the I-205 Multi-Use Path.
*Creekside Parking Lot: Follow SE 122nd Avenue across the NEW SE 122nd Avenue Bridge to Creekside parking lot on the right, just after the bridge.
*Claybourne Parking Lot: Closed due to Upper Garden development.
General Rules of Use
The Garden is closed for the month of January for routine maintenance. The Administrative office remains open.
Open 9am-12:30pm on Thanksgiving Eve & Christmas Eve.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day.
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.
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.
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.
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 or by calling 971-832-9081. For more information, go to RENT.