The Beautiful Secret Garden In Portland That's Like A Dream
If you want to take a lovely stroll through a beautifully manicured garden, the Leach Botanical Garden in Southeast Portland is where you need to head today. This 17-acre garden, open since 1983, is a little slice of beauty carved out in the middle of a sprawling residential neighborhood off of SE 122nd Avenue. Featuring a variety of guided walks and events, this garden is a little secret paradise that you never knew you needed.
Operated in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation, the garden is free and open everyday except Mondays.
At the entrance of the garden, is a lovely gift shop and information center. Pick up a map here to have an easy overview of what you are looking at as you wander through the gardens.
Flowers abound throughout the seasons and the garden features a wide variety of Northwest natives. Most plants in the garden are marked with their species so that you are able to learn and identify the plants on your own as you go.
A sizable children's garden is also notable and is featured in the garden's weekly Honeybee Hikes for young children and their caregivers.
No matter the season, the garden is plush and vibrant.
Lying along Johnson Creek, the garden features many eye-catching water plants along the banks of the water.
A focal point of the garden is a stone cabin, built in 1932, where the garden's founders John and Lilla Leach spent their summers after acquiring the property.
Whether you are an aspiring botanist or weekend gardener, this is a lovely place to wander and get some ideas for your own garden.
The quaint trails and amazing landscaping will make you feel like you are in a world of your own. The Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue.
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