We're Ready to Welcome You

Our Garden is the crown jewel of public park spaces in Outer Southeast Portland. Wander more than a mile of trails and paths, discovering the Garden's special places. Find the Stone Cabin and the blue dinosaur. Like a library of plants, the various species in our collection display their qualities during different seasons.

 

The lush green landscape is also home to a variety of fauna. Deer, rabbits, squirrels are not uncommon. Occasional beaver and weasles may be seen. Hummingbirds and hawks, dragonflies and butterflies make their home here. Johnson Creek is home to fish and other aquatic creatures. 

 

Dedicated volunteers make it possible for the Garden to be open to the public six days a week. They provide information at the Manor House and opportunities to browse our gift shop. More than a park, Leach offers a unique experience of the botanical, artistic, historic and natural landscapes. See you soon. 

 

Leach Garden Friends, staff and volunteers welcome individuals from all backgrounds and communities. We are committed to providing a place of respite, delight, and learning that is open to all. We dedicate our stewardship of this unique place to providing a vibrant example of the strength, resilience, and beauty that only a fully diverse community can provide. 

 

Scavenger Hunt Fun

Download our Leach Garden scavenger hunt before you arrive as a way to explore the Garden with children. The entire hunt will take 45-60 minutes with 8 items to find in both the upper and lower gardens. Please remember to not pick anything within the Garden (the Children’s Discovery Garden is an exception) and be sure to walk only on the paths – all the scavenger hunt items are found along the paths.

If you forget your phone or can't access the scavenger hunt online - come out and visit but stop by the Gift Shop first to check out the laminated copy we have available for use during your time at the Garden.

 

What's Happening?

Feb
17
Feb 17th 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Feb
18
Feb 18th 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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 in 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.
Apr
21
Apr 21st 9:30 pm - 2:00 pm
May
20
May 20th 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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 in 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.

Getting Here

By Car

Approximately a 20 minute drive southeast of downtown Portland. Follow Powell Boulevard and make a slight right onto Foster Road or take I-205 to the Foster Road exit. Follow Foster east to 112th Ave, then turn south (right) to Flavel. Turn east (left) on Flavel as far as 122nd. Turn left onto 122nd and follow it to the Garden's parking lot across the bridge from the main Garden entrance.  Green Leach Garden signs mark the route.

*If coming east on the Sellwood Bridge, take 17th north to Bybee, turn east on Bybee, veer north to follow 28th around to Woodstock Blvd. head east to Foster Rd and follow the above directions.

*If coming west on Foster Rd., turn south (left) at 134th and proceed to Flavel street.  Turn west (right) and proceed to 122nd Ave.  Turn north (right) and go all the way down the hill, veering right at the bottom to the Garden parking lot.  Cross the bridge on foot. 

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Public Transit

Click on the Trimet link to map your route. Leach Botanical Garden is located 1.5 miles east of the Lents/SE Foster Rd. Green Line MAX Station.

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Bike Routes

Conveniently located just south of the Springwater Corridor Bike Route (East/West) on 122nd Ave. A main North/South arterial is the I-205 Multi-Use Path.

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Accessibility

The Manor House and East Terrace are all wheel chair accessible. Most trails of the Garden itself are not. We have two handicapped parking spots available inside the Manor House gate. The front drive may be used for pick up and drop offs, although it must remain clear otherwise and only cars can maneuver the front drive turn-around.