Naturescaped Yard Tour

Tour-goers visiting a yard in the 2014 Yard Tour

Get a look behind the scenes at 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 12th
Tour Hours: 10am – 3pm

About the Tour:

How do I attend the Tour?
Advanced registration is required. Registration opens on May 1st.

Can my garden be on the tour?
The application period for this year’s tour closed on Sunday, March 18th. If you are interested in hosting your yard in a future tour, please contact Angela at angela@emswcd.org. We 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 gardening enthusiasts. We need help with day of tour preparations, greeting visitors and post-tour clean up. Click here to sign up for a shift and Angela, our Yard Tour coordinator will contact you with additional details.

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?
We have not yet selected the yards for this year’s tour. However, the sites will generally be located throughout east Portland and Gresham. After successfully registering for the tour, you will receive a confirmation email that includes garden addresses, maps and other tour details.

ADA Accessibility:
We feature a variety of yards with varying levels of ADA access. The Yard Tour guide will detail each site’s level of ADA access so that you can plan ahead. If you have any questions or require special accommodations, please contact Angela Previdelli at 503-935-5371.

Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely! Guests are always welcome.

Questions?
Give us a call at 503-222-7645.

Browse the 2017 Yard Tour Gallery to see photos of the yards in last year’s tour.