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The Oregon Garden

Posted by dodgerdudette NapaCaz9 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 29, 11 at 22:53

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

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Enjoy !

Kathy in Napa


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RE: The Oregon Garden

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


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  • Posted by jak1 4 Ontario Can (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 30, 11 at 9:49

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


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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!


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


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

Wonderful pics, Kathy!


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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


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

Drema


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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!!


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


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