Plan your visit

Garden Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10am-5pm
Monday closed

Leach Garden’s hours of operation are subject to change; please check the website regularly for current hours.

Holiday Schedule

Closed July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year's Eve and Day.


Reservations are recommended but not required during the  fall/winter season. Reserving a ticket ahead of time will guarantee entry to the Garden. Walkup tickets are available but limited during busy hours.

Reserve Tickets

All guests must check in at our admissions booth upon arrival.  Admission currently is waived. Donations are encouraged. Contributions support the operation of the Garden and our ability to offer programs and education.

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.

Currently, access to the Stone Cabin and Outdoor Historic Kitchen on the south side of Johnson Creek is temporarily closed.


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.

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.


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.

Any group larger than 10 must contact our admissions staff at least 5 days in advance. We are assessing reservations on a case by case basis. Please email or call 503-208-6030. You may be turned away if you don't contact us beforehand.

Garden Guidelines

The Garden is a smoke-free and vape-free facility under PP&R rules.

No dogs in the garden.

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 FAQ page.


Visitors are welcome to take pictures of the garden for personal use. However, garden etiquette requires respect for the ability of other visitors to enjoy the garden as well as respect for the grounds themselves.

All portrait, professional, commercial photography or any photography that comprises a photo shoot or has the appearance of a photo shoot requires advance arrangement with our rental staff and may require a fee. Contact us by email at or by calling 503-208-6030. For more information, go to our rentals page.

Self Guided Garden Tour

This self guided tour leads guests on a 20-30 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.

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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

Directions and Transportation

Garden Map

Map of ADA pathways at the garden