Saturday, August 6, 2011

Oregon State Garden

We moved to the Silverton Elks to be close to Silver Falls State Park - a place I've wanted to see for years. But first we visited the Oregon State Garden, right here in Silverton.

It's only been open for ten years, but it's well worth a trip.

A tram takes you around and the driver explains each area. We took that first so we would know our way when we walked. If the driver hadn't told us this was a peacock, I don't know if we would have recognized it.

I won't bore you with lots of flower pictures, but I did admire this double daylily.

And here's a snapdragon that's taller than Ron.

Here they were demonstrating a 'green' roof. Ron said we could try it on our shed in Mesa, but he thought the dirt might be a little heavy.

But on to the fun stuff - the Children's Garden.

These trees were labeled as Weeping Giant Sequoias, but the tram driver called them Dr. Seuss trees.

How about these pot people?

And flower 'bed' complete with nightstand.

But my very favorite was the train garden. I loved the train and all the bonsai trees, but the best thing was the horn on this baby. Just listen.


  1. Looks like a really neat place.

  2. Cool little train...and horn. Bet your dad just loved it!

  3. Cool little train...and horn. Bet your dad just loved it!

  4. Neat garden train. Aunt Lorraine would have loved the Oregon State garden.

  5. I just love the pot people. I've seen them in several places, but this is the best!

  6. WOW what a HORN--the little engine that COULD eh? THE flowers are great--The Childrens garden looks like FUN!!