Designing for the Future

After many months of meetings and work, the plan for a new entrance, public use areas and botanical displays has reached the schematic design phase.  The project, headed up by Portland-based design firm Mayer/Reed, focused on six acres in the undeveloped portions of the Upper Garden and envisions a formal link to the historic Garden and Manor House below. Guided by the Garden’s Master Plan, approved in 2010, the new design intends that Leach become the signature public cultural attraction in East Portland.  The design will be further developed through 2013 with the goal of being ready to begin construction in 2014.

Information on the project goals and conceptual design is posted on this page.  You may use the form to the right to submit comments or questions.



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

Garden Design Advisory Committee Meetings:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012.  Meeting # 1 Record

Wednesday, March 7, 2012.  Meeting # 2 Record

Wednesday, April 4, 2012.  Meeting # 3 Record

Friday-Sunday, May 11-13, 2012 Public review of design concepts on National Public Garden Day. 


Upper Garden Conceptual Design

Views in the Upper Garden-artist renderings