Upper Garden Development Plan

The Upper Garden Development Plan as accepted by Leach Garden Friends. Phasing for the project is underway with Portland Parks and Recreation.


A Magical Place for All describes details of the exciting plan! 

A Magical Place for All Project Brochure 

Description of Landscape Framework & Architecture 



Designing for the Future

The second phase of design work was complete with the submission of a 'preferred alternative' to the Citizen Advisory Committee in late September. Land Morphology and Olson-Kundig Architects will present the design plan for land use review beginning in 2016. Nearly eight acres in the undeveloped Upper Garden will offer new botanical and programmatic experiences to visitors and make a connection to the historic Garden and Manor House along Johnson Creek. The design intends that Leach become the signature public cultural attraction in East Portland. We expect to go to construction in 2018.


Recap of the Design Process

The full report, "A Magical Transformation: Leach Botanical Garden Development Plan," includes details about the design process and descriptions of the landscape framework, architecture, and phasing approach. 

We urge you to use the form to the right to submit comments or questions. If you would like to hear more about the process as we go forward, we'll add your name to the e-list for project updates. 



Background Information & Resources

Leach Botanical Garden's Vision, Mission, and Values

Business Plan Executive Summary 2011

Leach Botanical Garden Master Plan 2010

2011 Collection Assessment Report

Program Goals-Final Evaluation 03.15.12

2012 Site Concept 

2015 Community Engagement Report