The Oregon Garden

dodgerdudetteJune 29, 2011

On a whim, the BILs and I decided to visit the Oregon Garden in Silverton, about an hour SE of Portland. We had all heard of it, but I understood it to be a small display garden attached to a resort hotel.We were blown away when we arrived, this is a full scale botanical garden, 80 acres, with expansions taking place as we speak. Definitely a must-see if we decide to do a PNW IU in the future.

This garden has one of the most impressive conifer collections I've ever seen, and they are in the process of doubling it's size. From Oregon-Washington JUne 2011 From Oregon-Washington JUne 2011 From Oregon-Washington JUne 2011 From Oregon-Washington JUne 2011 From Oregon-Washington JUne 2011 From Oregon-Washington JUne 2011 From Oregon-Washington JUne 2011 From Oregon-Washington JUne 2011 From Oregon-Washington JUne 2011 From Oregon-Washington JUne 2011

Enjoy !

Kathy in Napa

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chloehoover(z6b VA)

Beautiful, Kathy - it reminds me of the Mendecino Botanic Garden we saw (as a more mature stage). I love that decorative wavy ironwork - such a simple concept but so neat looking in its execution.

Can't wait to see more photos!

-cindy

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 9:10AM
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jak1(4 Ontario Can)

Oh Wow Kathy, talk about serendipity!

Is that sort of crawling conifer a Cobra? I saw one for the first time yesterday....

There are days when I wish I had more space! Or made better use of what I have.

I love your photo shoots!

Cheers,

Julie

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 9:49AM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

The pergola and wavy ironwork caught my eye the most - any wines on either of those?

It certainly looks like a place well worth visiting!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 12:44PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

I so enjoy traveling along with you on these trips Kathy!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 1:25PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

I love the way so many conifers look as though they could just come alive and walk around on their own.

Wonderful pics, Kathy!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 5:45PM
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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

Holy WOW!!!!!! Absolutely stunning Kathy. what a fabulous and magnificent garden. Would love to see that sometime.
Thanks so much for taking the time to share these pics!

Deanne

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 7:20PM
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drema_dianne(z6OH)

Great pics Kathy!! Reminds me how much I love conifers!

Drema

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 10:10PM
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chloehoover(z6b VA)

Love your comment, Cyn - these conifers indeed look like they could start walking any time -- hmmm, maybe we've been watching too many movies - it reminds me of the Forest in Lord of the Rings movies!!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 9:31AM
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michelle_zone4

I can see why you were blown away. Wow! Amazing specimens and amazing colors too. Thanks for taking us along.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 7:25PM
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