Lewis and Clark were both hobbled during their great expedition—Clark from resentment at his second billing and Lewis from a Lego slipped into his hiking boot by Clark. Enjoy non-competitive nature excursions with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of admission to The Oregon Garden in Silverton.
At The Oregon Garden, more than 80 acres of planted flora dwell in more than 20 specialty gardens. Adult ($7–$10), senior ($6–$9), and student ($5–$8) admissions grant access to breathtaking views in the rose garden, where more than 40 rose varieties arranged by color sprawl out around stone paths and arbors and fill the air with refreshing, sweet scents. Bring your canine companion or potbellied pig to the pet-friendly garden, or traverse the curved bridges that stretch over the A-Mazing water garden and its cascading waterfall. The Oregon Garden hosts an outdoor car show as well as family-friendly events that celebrate such holidays as Earth Day and George Washington's mother's accountant's birthday.
The Oregon Garden
The Oregon Garden gives horticulture habitués the opportunity to fully discover the floral kingdom with more than 20 specialty gardens. The grounds bloom with horticultural rarities and aesthetic scenery, such as a sprawling, 400-year-old signature oak and an alluring collection of miniature conifers. In the Pet Friendly Garden, pups frolic around nontoxic plants, and in the Children's Garden youngsters can explore features such as dinosaur-bone digs and a real hobbit house.
The garden's retail nursery furnishes a crib and changing table for baby plants and also cultivates vegetation all year round, selling perennials, shrubs, annuals, and veggies. Although not part of The Oregon Garden, the historic Gordon House, the only Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building in the state and the only one open to the public throughout the Pacific Northwest is located next door.
879 W Main St.
Silverton, Oregon 97381