Go behind the scenes and see naturescaped yards and gardens that are bursting with color and creativity on this free self-guided tour! Yard Tour is a great opportunity to meet the do-it-yourself gardeners who have created low-maintenance landscapes that feature native plants, attract wildlife and conserve water, without relying on synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.
Tour Date: Saturday, May 13th
Tour Hours: 10am – 3pm
About the Tour
How do I attend the Tour?
Advanced registration is required. Registration opens on Monday, May 1st.
How many Gardens will be on the Tour?
The number of gardens changes from year to year, but you can expect approximately between 6-10 gardens.
Is there a start location?
No. This is a self-guided tour. There is no set schedule, so you can visit the gardens in any order you wish between the hours of 10am – 3pm on tour day.
Where are the gardens?
The yards for this year’s tour have not been selected yet. However, tour sites will generally be located throughout east Portland and Gresham. A Yard Tour Guide that provides addresses, maps, garden descriptions and photos will be available for download by all registered participants about a week before Tour Day.
Can my garden be on the tour?
Sorry, this year’s application deadline has passed. We are currently reviewing applications for this year’s tour and will select the final gardens in early April.
Do you need Volunteers?
Indeed, we do! Volunteering at the Yard Tour is a fun way to connect with other like-minded gardening enthusiasts. We need help with day of tour preparations, greeting visitors and post-tour clean up. To join the fun, register to volunteer here, and Angela, our Yard Tour coordinator will contact you with additional details.
Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely! Guests are always welcome.
Give us a call at (503) 222-7645.
Browse the 2016 Yard Tour gallery to see photos of the yards in last year’s tour.