Celebrate the beginning of a new season, nature and gardening at the Spring Garden Fair.
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.
A few years ago, the outdoor escape 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.
Spring Garden Fair at Leach Botanical Garden
The Spring Gardening Fair is taking place Sunday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy free admission all day at the urban oasis.
There are activities several activities during the event. If you’re a gardener, get your pruning shears and shovels sharpened by Sharpening 4U (Price varies). There will also be an information table with OSU Extension Service Master Gardener volunteers to answer your gardening questions.
Portland Parks & Recreation Environmental Education is hosting fun activities and the Waste Free Advocates has tips on reducing waste and is bringing a worm composting bin.
For families, there is a nature scavenger hunt and a chance to learn how to use iNaturalist to partake in the citizen science bioblitz during the City Nature Challenge in April.
Visitors will also have access to all the trails to explore this special natural area.
No registration is required to attend this free event. The garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Ave. in Portland. For more information, visit Leach Botanical Garden’s website.
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