Attend Nature Fair at one of Portland’s best outdoor escapes. Head to Leach Botanical Garden for fun activities and time spent together in nature.
Leach Botanical Garden is a natural oasis nestled in Southeast Portland. The 16-acre estate features more than 2,000 plant species growing along the banks of Johnson Creek. Adding to the unique charm is the historic manor house, stone cabin, bridge crossing and gift shop.
In April 2021, the attraction opened its expansive upper garden. Stroll among the treetops on the aerial treewalk and see a whole new side of the garden at the fireside arbor and terrace and pollinator garden. Also included in the project are accessible pathways, parking areas, restrooms and a new entry area with a path leading from the upper garden to the manor house.
The garden also hosts special events every month that bring our community together to enjoy one of Portland’s best outdoor escapes.
Nature Fair at Leach Botanical Garden
Nature Fair is Sunday, August 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Explore educational booths, partake in family-friendly activities, enjoy live music and celebrate everything special about this nature escape in Portland.
There are two guided children focused tours. The first tour, called at Bumblebee Hike, is at 10 a.m. Explore the garden as you look for wildlife, listen to the wind and creek, smell flowers, and touch trees and leaves. Children are encouraged to ask questions and share their discoveries.
The second tour is at noon and is for anyone interested in learning about different trees. Walkers will learn how trees age and how trees grow in adverse conditions. There will be some science, sensory and lots of fun spotting cool things in nature.
There are also musical performances by local musicians, including Jessa Campbell & the Saplings at 10:30 a.m. and Marion Street Ramblers at noon.
You’re welcome to bring a pack-it-in, pack-it-out lunch to enjoy or purchase drinks and snacks onsite. The garden will be open until 4 p.m. for exploring and picnics.
Tickets are $5 per person. Kids 12 and under attend for free.
The garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Ave. in Portland. For more information, visit Leach Botanical Garden’s website.
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