Located in the newly revitalized North Portland, this garden combines both informal and formal planting schemes on a double, corner lot. Hidden behind retaining walls and tall hedges, the garden features several garden rooms to wander through. The European-inspired formal rose garden features rose beds, perennial borders, and grass walkways all around a central fountain. On your way to the rose garden, stroll past the northwest garden with unusual conifers, shade-loving perennials, and an aspen grove complete with swinging hammock. The planting beds are changing around a new two-story addition to this 1922 bungalow. The mature palms, eucalyptus, and kiwi arbor were spared in the construction. They make this shady area a great place to showcase tender tropicals such as abutilon, hardy fuchsia, bananas, gingers, and salvia.
Directions: From I-5 take Exit 303/Swan Island/Killingworth. Follow signs for Swan Island onto North Greeley. Turn left onto North Maryland. Go 2 blocks and turn left onto North Skidmore. Cross over freeway and turn right onto North Michigan Avenue. Go to last house on left side of block.
From Martin Luther King Boulevard, turn west onto North Skidmore Avenue. Follow through three traffic lights. Turn left onto North Michigan Avenue. Go to last house on left. Please park on street.
Open Days 2018: July 14
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- This garden allows photography