Upper Garden Development Plan
The Upper Garden Development Plan as accepted by Leach Garden Friends. Consideration of phasing for the project is underway with Portland Parks and Recreation.
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 are hopeful that a beginning phase of construction will begin in early to mid 2017.
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.