Leach Botanical Garden

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United States of America - Oregon - Portland

Institution Code: LEACH

BGCI Member: No

About the Leach Botanical Garden

Leach Botanical Garden is a public garden dedicated to the study of botany and horticulture with an emphasis on plants of the Pacific Northwest and an ecologically sensitive approach to gardening. The Garden is committed to providing educational opportunities to members of the public and to maintaining and enhancing the legacy of the Garden's founders, Lilla and John Leach.

Main Address:
Leach Botanical Garden
6704 SE 122nd Avenue
Mailing: P.O. Box 90667
Oregon 97290 United States of America

Telephone: (503) 823-9503
Fax: (503) 823-9504
URL: www.leachgarden.org
Primary Email: info@leachgarden.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: David Porter, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Scott Hoelscher, Head Gardener
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Courtney Vengarick, Gardener & Curator
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1981
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 130 Hectares
    Latitude: 45.4748690
    Longitude: -122.5356850
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: No
  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 18000
    Number of Volunteers: 120

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Pacific northwest natives, SE USA Azaleas, native woodlands - dry and wetlands, ferns and groundcover.
  • Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Horticulture: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes