The Oregon Garden in Silverton Oregon is a beautiful destination, and only a 40 minute drive south from Portland in Marion county. The garden covers 80 acres that include 20 specialty gardens, a heritage oak tree that is more than 400 hundred years old and just about every type of native plant and tree that grows in the Willamette Valley and the Pacific Northwest. Pet friendly (bring your leash) and featuring a children’s garden, this destination makes for a family outing that will be truly memorable and relaxing. If you’re a gardener, and you see something that you like, the garden’s visitors center a has a nursery that has some of the plants for sale that are on display in the garden. Is architecture is your passion ? there is also a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home adjacent to the garden that is open for tours http://www.thegordonhouse.org/ . The garden is open 365 days a year, and for the latest and most up to date information about festivals and events visit their website at the link below. Take the time to stop by, relax, and smell the roses and everything else too. This is truly a feast for all of your senses.