Plan your visit

Garden Hours

Tues- Fri: 10AM-5PM
(last entry is at 4:30pm)
Sat-Sun: 10AM-4PM
(last entry is at 3:30pm)
Closed Monday
*Hours are subject to change

Gift Shop Hours:
Wed–Fri: 10:30AM–4:30PM
Sat–Sun: 10:30 AM–3:30 PM

Holiday Closures:

The garden is closed on July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Purchase Admission

Adults & Youth: $5
Children 5 and under: Free
Members: Free
Garden for All: Free

Reservations are appreciated, especially for garden tours, events, and workshops that may have limited capacity. They enable our staff to prepare for each day's visitors and can help us ensure we have parking availability for all guests.  

Drop-in garden guests are welcome, but we suggest  checking our website first in case of special closure notices or sold out events.

Your ticket applies to any arrival time up to a half hour before our posted closing time.  Please check in at the Visitor Services booth when you arrive.  We look forward to welcoming you to the garden!

Reserve Tickets Here
Refund Policy

Occasionally, life throws us little obstacles that necessitate a change of plans. Are you looking for a refund for your admission fee, class or workshop? Please review our refund policy and then contact us.

Map of the Garden
Garden Guidelines

For the enjoyment of all that visit please follow these guidelines:

- No smoking or vaping
- Service animals are allowed, but pets and emotional support animals are not permitted.
- Stay on the pathways. Walking in the planted areas can damage plant collection specimens.
- No picnicking inside the garden.
- No bicycles or similar vehicles on trails or paths.
- Do not pick flowers or seeds-they are part of our collection.
- Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Click here to view our photography policy
- Click here to view our FAQ page.


Heat Closure: The Garden will close at 2 pm on days when the temperature is expected to reach 100 + degrees.

Air Quality Closure: The Garden will close on days when the Air Quality Index is expected to be 150 or over (classified as unhealthy).

Garden Access

Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and feel free to bring a water bottle. There are many stairs connecting the Upper Garden with the Historic Lower Garden. Let our Visitor Services staff know if you have a handicapped parking permit and would like to visit the lower garden.

Access to the Stone Cabin and Outdoor Historic Kitchen on the south side of Johnson Creek is only available during the Saturday group tour. Please check the Event Calendar for times and information.


Leach Garden is small and has many narrow pathways that cannot accommodate large groups of people. We also have limited parking and garden capacity requirements that we must follow.

Groups larger than 10 please contact our admissions staff at least 5 days in advance by emailing or calling 503-208-6030. We cannot guarantee entry for walkups.

Group Tours Learn More >>

COVID-19 Safety

Leach Garden highly recommends all guests be up to date with vaccinations and boosters. This policy is subject to change based on Multnomah County guidelines.

- Facemasks are optional.
- Be mindful of others wearing masks and maintain distance.
- Please  wear a mask in our gift shop to protect our volunteers
- If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms please postpone your visit to the garden. Please note that some indoor private events may require masking.


Parking for Leach Botanical Garden is located at 12323 SE Claybourne St. (entrance is one block south of the intersection of Foster and 122nd Avenue).

You will find (2) lots upon entering on Claybourne St., the first lot on your right is for compact cars only.

Continue on Claybourne and take a left to find a larger circular parking lot. During events, you will see special overflow parking noted, including meadow spaces.

If our upper parking lot fills, we will open our lower Creekside lot located at 6739 SE122nd. You may drop off your guests, strollers, etc. adjacent to our front gate entry before parking in our Creekside lot.

public tours

Included in Admission: Tour the garden with a trained volunteer docent and learn about the garden’s history, heritage trees, seasonal plants of interest, the “Back 5” habitat restoration area, and more. You will also visit the Stone Cabin and Outdoor Fireplace built by John and Lilla Leach in 1932.

Visit the Events Calendar to see all available tour dates and times.

Please note:
Tours may be subject to cancellation without sufficient advance registrations.
- Tours are appropriate for adults and children ages 12 and up.
- There are uneven pathways and lots of stairs.


Advance registration is required for most workshops, classes and events here at the garden. Many activities have limited seating/attendance and are first come, first serve.

Community Events & Classes >>

Self Guided Garden Tour

This self guided tour leads guests on a 20-30 minute walk through the Garden. This is a great opportunity to explore the garden and make botanical discoveries!

View Guide Here

Botanical Scavenger Hunt

This self guided tour leads guests on a 20-30 minute walk through the Garden. This is a fun opportunity to learn more about our extensive plant collection.

View Guide Here

John and Lilla Treasure Hunt

This self guided tour leads guests on a historical walk through the Garden. You'll learn more about

View Treasure Hunt

Getting to Leach Botanical Garden

Transportation & Directions