Educational Events


To view all of our classes, tours and events, select one of the links located in the column on the right.  



Honeybee Hikes

Come Explore the Garden 

 Our last walk for this year is 12/13.

We'll start up again on February 7, 2018


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Your little one will look for wildlife, listen to the wind and the creek, touch a thimble-berry leaf, water the Children's Discovery Garden and maybe even eat a raspberry right off the vine!  Our wonderful guides will then read a story and help the children craft something fun. Each week is different with seasonal themes.


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  • Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 2-5 years accompanied by an adult.


This year, hikes begin Wednesday February 1, 2017 and end December 13, 2017.


Cost: $3.00 per child, non-walkers and adults free. Punch cards now available in the Gift Shop next to the Manor House: buy 5 hikes and get 6th one FREE! Bring exact change if possible.


  • We start promptly and split into smaller groups as needed.
  • For possible cancellations, please call or check main website page.
  • Please dress for the weather as we hike rain or shine. 


Please note: Although the 122nd St. bridge south of Foster Rd. is closed, the Garden is open and can be accessed from 122nd Avenue. The Honeybee Hike meets and starts in the Upper Garden. Please park in the Claybourne parking lot - look for parking signage at corner of 122nd/Claybourne St. just south of Foster Rd.   Get Directions


Registration: This is not required unless you're a group of 10+ children/adults. These larger groups must preregister 2 weeks in advance. Reservation Form


Contact: Leach Garden Education Coordinator 

jvrilakas(at) email or call 503-823-1671.







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Why There Are Words PDX, a literary reading series, is coming to Leach Botanical Garden! This award winning series, originally founded in Sausalito in 2010, is now bringing the voices of new and established writers to five more cities, including Portland. Starting this winter, the Garden will host this quarterly event in the Manor House, from 4pm-6pm on the third Sunday of February, May, August and November. Please join us to hear local and visiting writers read their latest work. Stay tuned for more details on the inaugural event, “Evolve,” to be held on February 18th. 



Festive Origami Boxes & Ornaments 

We're sorry! The origami class has been postponed. We'll reschedule soon!


with Jane Weissman


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Transform beautifully patterned paper into multi-dimensional boxes and ornaments, some with botanical themes of flowers and leaves.  Origami enthusiast Jane Weissman will guide you step by step through the seemingly magical process of creases and folds.  You’ll leave with your own elegant creations, and the knowledge necessary to make more.  All materials provided.  


  • Cost: $40.00  ($35 Leach members) 
  • Limit: 12 people, ages 13 and up.
  • Held in the Leach Garden Manor House
  • Please register via phone with the Leach Garden Education Coordinator at 503-823-1671, or email jvrilakas(at)