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Leach Botanical Garden

6704 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97236-5037
+1 503-823-9503
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A modest but excellent garden

Leach is the legacy of the namesake couple, who left their house, stone cabin, and estate loaded... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
David M
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Vero Beach, Florida
A Beautiful Botanical Garden that is absolutely free, and is superior to some of those gardens that do.

This Garden is a hidden treasure. I came here on a rather warm Sunday and was able to stay cool... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Milestogo007
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Portland, Oregon
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A public botanical garden which began as the home of Lilla Leach, exploring botanist, and John Leach her pharmacist husband and community leader. Their four acre property on the banks of Johnson Creek in outer southeast Portland is owned by Portland Parks and operated by a non-profit. Botanical specimens from the Northwest and around the world are on display. The Leach home is sometimes open for tours and is rented for weddings, events and meetings. In 2018, substantial new facilities will be constructed expanding the botanical offerings, gathering spaces and accessible, visitor facilities.
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6704 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97236-5037
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Leach is the legacy of the namesake couple, who left their house, stone cabin, and estate loaded with native and some non-native plants; they were enthusiastic explorers of the Oregon flora. It's continued under city ownership as a place with serious plant collections, so that...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

This Garden is a hidden treasure. I came here on a rather warm Sunday and was able to stay cool because there are so many great and grand trees on the property. Johnson Creek also goes through the property and the trail down by the...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

This used to be the home and garden of a couple with an interest in botany and today offers the visitor a lovely shaded walk through interesting woods. Mrs Leach had a passion for collecting native plants from the Pacific Northwest and that is what...More

1  Thank Swissabroad
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This is more a 'signed' forest trail than a botanical garden. Looks to be mostly Pacific Northwest flora. Nice trails, but also a meadow where events are hosted. There was a well run children's festival the day we discovered this. There are two parking areas...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

The Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97236. It is part of the “Sleepy Hollow” estate that was once the home of John and Lilla Leach. Lilla Leach was a Botanist. John Leach liked working with metal. Their Manor...More

2  Thank RSNN
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went to a friends company party here and very disappointed with the parking, bridge was shut off for drivers, had to walk up the hill, not to bad, good exercise. As the previous rater mention, very disappointed with the scenery, if you're expecting to walk...More

1  Thank anagN42HU
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

A friend of mine and I planned this trip according to photos we saw on line. We arrived at the main gate a few minutes after 9 (time they open). The lady opening the gate told us they weren't open yet and we needed to...More

1  Thank Heidi S
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

If you're expecting to walk around a nice "botanical garden" don't come here. It's more of a forest trail with labeled trees and shrubs. Peaceful and serene, but meh. Not worth the drive for us when we have things like this close to home.

1  Thank nikajojo
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Found this place on Tripadvisor. A little difficult to get to as the bridge that is right at the gate to the place is blocked off and impassible except on foot. Worth the trip though. I liked the variety of plants and that many were...More

2  Thank TrvlTheWorld2
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Rented this for a wedding. Price seemed reasonable we signed a contract last September. They changed policies after we signed. Never knew what they were when we made plans they would just say not now. They also changed the rules from what we had agreed...More

3  Thank tiredandtravelled
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David P, Manager at Leach Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

We just recently saw this review. We are saddened that this couple had a negative experience. It is true that we have made changes in the rental business which supports our non-profit operation. We have simplified pricing in the past year and are hopeful that...More

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