Garden University

The Oregon Garden’s Garden University program offers ongoing adult education opportunities on topics in alignment with the Garden’s mission, such as pruning, beekeeping, cooking, floristry and more! We hope you’ll join us for an upcoming event – see our current lineup below.

Oregon Garden Members receive free admission to Garden University lectures and discounts on workshops. Interested in joining? Click here for more information!

Music on the Lawn: Tuesday String Band

Oregon Garden 879 W. Main St., Silverton, OR

Celebrate the summer in style with Music on the Lawn at The Oregon Garden! This summer music series takes place two Thursdays a month from June through September, and features a lineup of beloved local musicians as well as food and drinks. Even better, your ticket includes after hours admission to The Oregon Garden, a […]

Garden University: Outdoor Survival Solutions

Oregon Garden 879 W. Main St., Silverton, OR

Northwest Survival School joins The Oregon Garden to show you the basics of how to survive in the wild, how to handle outdoor emergency situations, and to help you create a survival kit of your own! General Admission: $60 Members: $50 Click here to purchase tickets.  Your event ticket includes admission to The Oregon Garden. We […]

Garden University: Wet Felting Workshop

Oregon Garden 879 W. Main St., Silverton, OR

Join artist Michele Ballantyne for a workshop where you will learn wet felting techniques and be guided through creating your very own work of felt art! Wet felting can be done by anyone and is a fun, creative and interactive way to recreate the world around you in an abstract manner. The design can be […]

Garden University: Watercolor Florals For All

Oregon Garden 879 W. Main St., Silverton, OR

The Oregon Garden welcomes artist Pamela Sue Johnson, who will be offering a watercolor painting workshop with a focus on florals. Pamela, who is known for her expressive art and engaging teaching style, will guide you step by step in creating a watercolor painting of a bouquet of flowers. No drawing experience or painting experience […]

Garden University: Wilderness First Aid Skills

Oregon Garden 879 W. Main St., Silverton, OR

Diane Vireday, a Red Cross CPR Instructor and Herbal Medic, is partnering with The Oregon Garden to teach guests the basics of first aid for everyday ailments while camping, out in the woods, or in a disaster situation. This fun, informative, and thorough session will give you the first skills to treat bleeding, burns, broken […]

Garden University: Nutrition 101

Oregon Garden 879 W. Main St., Silverton, OR

Rebekah Legge, a Nutritional Health Coach working with Natural Grocers, is coming to The Oregon Garden to share with guests the basics of eating for overall nutrition! This lecture will provide attendees with the knowledge necessary to eat for total body health and achieve balanced energy, mood, sleep, metabolism, brain function, and more! __ General […]

Garden University: Elderberry & Friends

Oregon Garden 879 W. Main St., Silverton, OR

Randi Embree of Elder Spirit Herbals returns to the Garden to teach guests how to protect themselves with preventative herbal friends like elderberry and astragalus! Learn to make your own cough, cold, and flu remedies to combat illness. Randi will discuss with you herbs that support the respiratory system and share strategies for acute problems, […]

Garden University: Wet Felting Workshop for Scarves

Oregon Garden 879 W. Main St., Silverton, OR

Wet felting artist Michelle Ballantyne will be joining us once again to guide attendees through a scarf making workshop! Guests will get to make one multi-colored scarf up to 10 in wide x 6 ft long. Materials and tools will be provided. The material being used to create the scarf is a soft, cozy, merino […]

Garden University: Winter Wreaths

Oregon Garden 879 W. Main St., Silverton, OR

Denice, from Distinctive Designs by Denice, is coming to guide you through creating a winter-inspired wreath that will last all winter long! All materials are provided. -- Denice has been a professional, award winning, florist for over 25 years, specializing in weddings and events. Learn more about Denice and her journey at -- Your […]

Do you know an individual or organization who would like to share their talent, knowledge or mission with Oregon Garden guests? We are always looking for presenters on topics that align with our mission. Contact Membership & Volunteer Coordinator at or 503-874-4055 to discuss opportunities!

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