No, reservations are not necessary to visit The Oregon Garden. However, groups of 15 or more receive discounted pricing when scheduled and paid in advance. Please click here for more information on group admission.

Yes, once you have purchased admission, you will be given a hand stamp that will allow you to come and go from the Garden until the Visitor Center closes that day.

Yes! In fact, leashed pets of all kinds are welcome throughout our entire 80 acres and in all of our buildings. Please remember to clean up after your pet.

Yes, outside food is allowed in the Garden*. Picnicking is also allowed. There are a number of different spots throughout the Garden where you can enjoy your food including picnic tables, lawns, bistro tables, etc, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please remember to clean up after yourself and be courteous of other guests.

*note that outside food may not be allowed at public events. Check the specific event page for more details. 

The Garden’s peak visitation is Friday through Sunday from 10AM to noon. To enjoy a more private stroll in the Garden, we recommend visiting Monday through Wednesday, and later in the day when possible. Our winter months also offer an opportunity to enjoy the Garden away from crowds and for a lower admission rate!

That can be a difficult question to answer, as it depends on the guest (mobility, whether children are present) and how thorough you want to be. You can spend time in all of our 20+ specialty Gardens in two hours, but three hours will allow you time to truly explore some of our outlying areas like our Hardwood Forest and Wetlands. You may also want to allot time for lunch, and/or a tram tour, which lasts 25 minutes.

We get this question so often, it has its own page! Click here for more information about what’s in bloom and things to see in various seasons. Peak bloom depends on the specific weather conditions each season, but generally, late May through June is the best time to get the most “bloom for your buck.”

No. For the safety of our guests, bikes, scooters, skateboards, hoverboards, rollerblades and any other kind of recreational activities involving wheels are not allowed in the Garden.
Guests are welcome to take pictures for personal use while in the Garden. If you are looking to take professional photos such as senior portraits, engagements, fashion shoots, etc. we require that the photographer have an active Photography Membership. In addition to all regular membership benefits, our Photography Membership confers unlimited rights to sell photos taken in the Garden, as well as allows for extended admission hours so you can take beautiful pictures during the magic hours around dawn and dusk.
The Garden has two manual wheelchairs available for rent free of charge, on a first come, first served basis, from our Visitor Center. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver and leave a photo ID with our Guest Services staff for the duration of the rental. Guests are welcome to bring and use whatever mobility devices they are comfortable using – please see the next section regarding accessibility.
  • The Oregon Garden features a variety of path surface materials including asphalt, bark and gravel that are variously accessible depending on an individual’s mobility or assistive devices.
  • There is a 1.4-mile paved path that can be navigated by wheelchairs, power scooters, etc and comprises a tour of most of our 20+ specialty gardens.
  • ADA parking is available at our Visitor Center, as well as a drop-off area for guests. All of our facilities are ADA accessible.
  • A 25-minute narrated tram tour is available daily from April through October for $3 per person. Our tram can accommodate one wheelchair at a time.
The Garden has two large gravel lots that can accommodate vehicles of any size including RVs and buses. We do not allow overnight parking and any vehicle on property past sunset may be towed at the owner’s expense. RV travelers looking for accommodations are encouraged to reach out to nearby Silver Spur RV Park.

The Garden does not have EV charging stations at this time. The nearest charging stations are located at the Oregon Garden Resort, which is located just adjacent to our property, and in the parking lot of Roth’s Fresh Market in downtown Silverton.

If you have further questions please write to info@oregongardenfoundation.org

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