Rogerson Clematis Collection

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United States of America - Oregon - West Linn

Institution Code:

BGCI Member: No

About the Rogerson Clematis Collection

The clematis collection is administered by the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection, a 501(c)3 organization. Their mission is to preserve and enhance the collection, in part by establishing it in permanent display gardens, and making the collection available for educational and research purposed. We hope that our display gardens, featuring clematis grown with many types of companion plants, will become a destination not just for clematis enthusiasts, but for gardeners of all tastes and skill levels.

Main Address:
Rogerson Clematis Collection
Luscher Farm
125 Rosemont Road
West Linn
Oregon 97068 United States of America

Telephone: (503) 869-1427
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Sally Geist, President
    Curator's Name: Linda Beutler, Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1975
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Total Area: 3 Hectares
    Latitude: 45.3923500
    Longitude: -122.6871810
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: The Rogerson Clematis Collection at Luscher Farm
  • Local Address: 125 Rosemont Road West Linn, OR 97068 USA
  • Locality: City: Farm is owned by the City of Lake Oswego, but is not in Lake Oswego.
  • Locality: State: Oregon

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 1500
    Number of Volunteers: 24

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1541
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 695
  • Special Collections:Our only primary plant collection is the Rogerson Clematis Collection. However, our display gardens feature a host of other interesting plants integrated with the clematis including: over 40 varieties of Victorian era hardy ferns, 36 old garden roses and a smaller number of species; numerous cottage garden herbaceous perennials; a bird friendly garden featuring natives and "improved" native plants; hardy fuchsias; Enkianthus and shade garden; cistus and allies in a full sun gravel garden; restored orchard featuring vintage apple varieties grafted onto dwarfing rootsock.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes