Get a look behind the scenes at naturescaped yards and gardens on this free, self-guided tour! Yard Tour is a great opportunity to explore colorful naturescaped yards and gardens that feature native plants and attract wildlife, and meet the gardeners who created them.
Tour Date: Saturday, May 12th
Tour Hours: 10am – 3pm
About the Tour:
When is the Tour?
This annual tour usually takes place in mid to late May. Keep an eye out here for next year’s event information.
How many gardens will be on the Tour?
There are 10 gardens on this year’s tour. You can click on this map image to get an idea of approximate garden locations.
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 are located throughout the east side of the Portland Metro Area. To respect the privacy of the Tour Hosts, we do not post their addresses here. If you pre-registered for the tour, look for your confirmation email that includes a link to the Yard Tour guide with garden addresses, maps and other tour details.
How many gardens should I visit?
We suggest visiting just a handful of sites, rather than rushing to see as many as possible in 5 hours. You can use the Tour Guide to learn about each yard, and then chart a course that allows you to enjoy the tour at a leisurely pace.
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. There will be one ADA parking spot reserved at each stop. Look for the orange cones. If you have any questions or require special accommodations, please contact Katie Meckes at (503) 935-5368.
Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely! Guests are always welcome. There will be a guest roster for them to sign in on.
Give us a call at (503) 222-7645.