Leach Botanical Garden

6704 SE 122nd Ave
Portland OR  97236

Phone: (503) 823-9503

Leach Botanical Garden

We Aspire to Be…

Portland’s botanical and cultural garden, a treasure connecting people, place and plants through discovery and delight. A botanical garden that highlights northwest native plants and features other unique collections including a modern physic garden, alpine house and fen.

- A horticultural resource for both casual and serious gardeners.
- A hands-on laboratory for environmental education that encourages engagement with the physical sciences.
- A model and demonstration site of environmental sustainability.
- An historic site celebrating John & Lilla Leach and their contributions to Pacific Northwest botany and to the southeast Portland community.
- A regional destination.
- A place of beauty, respite, and reflection.
- A special place for families to gather and create memories.

In SE Portland on 122nd Ave, just South of Foster Rd. Phone: (503) 823-9503 Closed Mondays and some holidays. Parking lot detour info at leachgarden.org.

Leach Botanical Garden is located in a woodland hollow along Johnson Creek in southeast Portland. This botanical garden specializes in preserving the original Leach collection as well as introducing Northwest native plants through educational programs, conservation, and community involvement.

The collection of more than 2,000 special hybrids, cultivars (including NW natives and the Leach original collection) can be enjoyed on a self-guided tour that winds around the Manor House and along Johnson Creek. There are no pristine paths or sterile landscaping. Instead, the Leaches combined exotic plants with native ones in order to achieve an overflowing environment.

As one walks through the grounds, one sees towering fir trees, lush shrubbery, and fantastic wildflowers. Leach Botanical Garden has often been referred to as "an oasis in an urban setting." The Leach family has indeed left a living legacy for all of us to enjoy.

It is the mission of Leach Botanical Garden to maintain and enhance living collections of plants for the purpose of education, research, and conservation and to preserve the legacy of the garden’s founders, John and Lilla Leach.

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Hours

Tue: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



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Past Events

Art in Nature Summer Day Camp for Kids

Art in Nature Summer Day Camp for Kids
09:00 am - 06/25/2018

At Leach Botanical Garden

In June, Leach Botanical Garden will transform into an outdoor art studio for summer day campers ages 9-12. The Garden’s meadows, forests and beautiful stretch...

Botanical Printing with textile artist Anna Zell

Botanical Printing with textile artist Anna Zell
09:00 am - 05/26/2018

At Leach Botanical Garden

Botanical printing uses historical methods to capture colors, textures, and shapes found in nature – resulting in stunning plant portraits on fabric. Leaves are...

Chew Chomp Slurp: How Critters Eat!

Chew Chomp Slurp: How Critters Eat!
10:00 am - 05/19/2018

At Leach Botanical Garden

Come explore how the food an animal eats affects its body and behavior – including yours! There will be lots of skulls – bear, cougar, horse, alligator, gar,...

Weeds, Natives & Ornamentals: What Are They?

Weeds, Natives & Ornamentals: What Are They?
01:00 am - 04/14/2018

At Leach Botanical Garden

Native plants, introduced weeds, and common ornamentals all grow in gardens, natural areas and even along roadsides. Teri Lysak will help you unravel this sometimes...

Holiday Bazaar & Artist Market

Holiday Bazaar & Artist Market
09:00 am - 12/01/2017

At Leach Botanical Garden

Come and do your holiday shopping at the garden! Choose wreaths and greens, sip complementary hot cider, tea, or coffee, and shop our artist market inside the historic...

Art in Nature Summer Camp

Art in Nature Summer Camp
09:00 am - 07/17/2017

At Leach Botanical Garden

The garden becomes an art studio for a week in July for summer day campers! 9-13 year olds study nature while exploring a variety of mediums, including drawing,...

Plein Air Class with Jane Nash

Plein Air Class with Jane Nash
09:00 am - 06/15/2017

At Leach Botanical Garden

Use the garden for inspiration while painting outdoors. You will work with watercolors while using natural settings and the changing outdoor light. All skill levels...

Express Yourself through Ikebana

Express Yourself through Ikebana
10:00 am - 06/10/2017

At Leach Botanical Garden

Explore creative expression through Ikebana, the traditional Japanese art form. The class is taught by Nana Goto Bellarud, a Japanese native and president of Ikebana...

Children’s Nature Fair

Children’s Nature Fair
10:00 am - 05/20/2017

At Leach Botanical Garden

Children's Nature Fair! Come explore the theme of Traveling Seeds, and enjoy activities, story telling, crafts, slug races, 25 cent ice cream, and more! Free! Donations...

Children's Nature Fair

Children's Nature Fair
10:00 am - 05/20/2017

At Leach Botanical Garden

Come visit our craft booth at the Children’s Nature Fair sponsored by PNWFCU! This year’s theme is Traveling Seeds. There will be 25-cent ice cream, Audubon’s...

Herb Walk at Leach Botanical Gardens with Claire Porter

Herb Walk at Leach Botanical Gardens with Claire Porter
10:00 am - 05/04/2017

At Leach Botanical Garden

Discover Oregon’s lush flora and fauna as we walk through historic Leach Botanical Garden in South East Portland. We’ll explore a wide variety of native shrubs...

Free Beneficial Insects Workshop

Free Beneficial Insects Workshop
06:30 pm - 04/05/2017

At Leach Botanical Garden

Did you know that the flowers, leaves, soils and mulch in your garden contain beneficial insects that work around the clock to protect plants from pests? Meet the...

Touting Trillium—Facts & Fallacies

Touting Trillium—Facts & Fallacies
10:00 am - 03/25/2017

At Leach Botanical Garden

Russell Graham, from Purveyor of Plants, will separate facts from fallacies concerning Trillium, one of our favorite NW native early bloomers! He’ll address the...

Open House

Open House
01:30 pm - 02/19/2017

At Leach Botanical Garden

Leach Botanical Garden is the perfect location for your wedding or private event. It features an intimate venue space for up to 85 guests. Come visit us during our...

Winter Interest Guided Walk

Winter Interest Guided Walk
10:00 am - 02/18/2017

At Leach Botanical Garden

It may be winter but there are always many wonders to view in the Garden! Join the Garden’s Curator on a Winter Guided Walk to view blooming plants such as Hamamelis...

Full Moon Yoga

Full Moon Yoga
07:30 pm - 12/14/2016

At Leach Botanical Garden

Join us for our kick-off yoga event! First in the series with instructor, April Short! $8-15 sliding scale At the Manor House | Please bring personal mats Email...

Children's Nature Fair

Children's Nature Fair
10:00 am - 05/14/2016

At Leach Botanical Garden

Join us at the Leach Botanical Garden Children’s Nature Fair, sponsored by PNWFCU. Bring the kids to this free event to discover secrets about amazing pollinators...

2015 Lecture Series: Water and Green Infrastructure: Artful and Ecological Treatment of Stormwater

2015 Lecture Series: Water and Green Infrastructure: Artful and Ecological Treatment of Stormwater
07:00 pm - 09/24/2015

At Leach Botanical Garden

with Mike Faha, Principal of Greenworks Artful rainwater design is an innovative approach to sustainable stormwater management through green infrastructure that...

Garden After Hours: Forbidden Fruit

Garden After Hours: Forbidden Fruit
06:30 pm - 09/16/2015

At Leach Botanical Garden

Join us on the Garden's East Terrace for wine or cocktails and hors d'oveuvers. Then step inside for the evening program with Phil Forsline. Phil Forsline is the...

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