Monthly horticultural staff-led garden tours kick off again at Leach Botanical Garden in February. The 17-acre property is an inviting, restorative urban greenspace in outer SE Portland and a partnership between Leach Garden Friends and Portland Parks. For over 40 years it has both served and been treasured by the community.
“Garden Plants & History” takes place the first Thursday of the month, led by head Gardener Scott Hoelscher. Visitors will be taken on a tour of the Garden and Hoelscher will share details about plants and their history. The tour visits the Stone Cabin on the south side of Johnson Creek and Hoelscher will also be happy to field gardening questions. The first tour is February 2, 10:30-11:30 am.
The “What’s New Garden Tour” is led by Leach Garden Horticulture Manager, Adam Hart, and takes place on the second Thursday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am. During the casual stroll through the garden, Hart will point out what’s new at the Garden, what’s in bloom, upcoming projects and more. There will also be lots of time for answering questions. February’s tour is on the 9th.
Tours take place rain or shine so make sure to dress for the weather and wear appropriate shoes for gravel trails, slopes and stairs. Questions or concerns can be directed to JoAnn Vrilakas, Education Manager, at email@example.com. Tickets ($5) include Garden admission and can be found at leachgarden.org/community-events-new.