Rainbow Moon Silent Disco

Friday July 19th, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Join us at Leach Botanical Garden for an After Hours Silent Disco! In celebration of Portland Pride Weekend, we’ll be hosting our first-ever botanical queer dance party on Friday night. Dance on the tree walk or wander throughout the garden with your headphones cued to the sounds of local favorite DJ Jess the Ripper! Ages 21+ Only

Ticket price $30 per person & includes: Night entry into the garden, a pair of headphones, music by DJ Jess the Ripper, and a surprise snack pack!  Drinks will be available for purchase.
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Sprout & Shout summer concerts

July 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st
Join us for Sprout & Shout Children's Summer Concert Series on the East Terrace at Leach Botanical Garden! Enjoy a lunchtime dance party featuring groovy tunes from Mr Ben, Talullah’s Daddy, Jessa Campbell & the Saplings, and the Kid’s Junk Orchestra! Explore the garden before or after the show. Fun for the whole family!

Ticket pricing: $13 for adults 19+, $7 Children 3 - 18, Children 2 and under free.
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Walk with an Arborist

June 14
10 AM to 11:30 AM

What are arborists looking at when they look at trees?  Nicky Dunbar, certified arborist and owner of Foster Trees, LLC will lead an exploration to share an her perspective of tree structure and health.  She will address some basics of tree biomechanics, what arborists are looking for when they make pruning or tree maintenance decisions, and how that can translate to caring for trees in your own landscape. 

About your guide:A former environmental educator and licensed mechanical engineer, Nicky believes in the value of urban forests for both human and ecological health and is committed to caring for trees to support people and wildlife. Nicky is working to certify Foster Trees, LLC as a benefit corporation to showcase the company's commitment to people and planet.

Juneteenth Free Admission Day

June 19
10 AM to 5 PM

In celebration of Juneteenth, admission to the garden will be free for all visitors. We invite visitors to use our contemplative, restful space to celebrate Black freedom, honor the ongoing struggle for racial justice, and imagine liberatory futures.

Juneteenth celebrates freedom, emphasizes African American/Black heritage and achievements, and serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for racial equality and justice. On June 17th, 2021, Juneteenth officially became a federal holiday.

Slow Solstice

June 21st
5 PM to 9 PM (last entry at 8 PM)

Enjoy a slow summer solstice night at the garden! The garden will be open from 5-9 pm (last entry at 8 PM). Stroll through the garden, explore the gift shop, and take in nature’s beauty during the longest day of the year. Standard garden admission fees apply.

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Storytime: One Day this Tree will Fall

June 22nd
12 PM

Join author Leslie Bernard Booth for a special children’s storytime in the Covered Arbor with a story, craft, and lots of special tree treasures to explore. Leslie will read her new book, One Day This Tree Will Fall. A celebration of interdependence, this lyrical picture book tells the life story of a single tree and explores the ways it supports wildlife and creates habitat, even—and especially—after it falls.

Free with Garden Admission

Honeybee Hikes

Wednesdays June 5th - October, 2024.
10 AM to 11:30 AM

Come explore Leach Botanical Garden at the gentle pace of a toddler! Our nature education staff will lead groups of 2-5 year olds and their grown-ups on slow, curiosity-driven activities designed to engage young minds and incorporate their caregivers. Register soon; we expect capacity to fill quickly!

Participating adults, don't forget to sign up!

Maximum two (2) children per adult. Adults must attend the activity. Please ask about our Garden for All program if admission cost is a barrier for entry.

The Comedy of Errors

July 12th (7:30 PM) & July 14th (2 PM)

Enjoy William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors as you have never seen it before, presented by Oregon Adventure Theatre (OAT). The performance will be in the style of Commedia Dell’arte with masks, and actors  illuminated by fire and lanterns. Get ready for a delightful experience of Shakespeare in the Garden! 

This is a free event, but if you wish to support Leach Botanical Garden or Oregon Adventure Theatre, donations can be made online, or using a QR code at the event.

Reserve a spot:

Friday 7/12
Sunday 7/14

Pre-registration for Friday’s show is required. Guests may bring a pack-in, pack-out picnic, low-lawn chairs, or a blankets. No outside alcohol is allowed. A themed cocktail, mocktail, and beer and wine will be available for purchase. 

2024 Lecture Series

July 24, August 21, September 18, & October 16
6 to 8 PM

Join us for the 2024 lecture series, Urban Wildlife: Exploring Our City's Wild Side, featuring talks on mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish found in Portland’s urban environment. Learn More >>

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