Who Are We?
The Oregon Garden is overseen by The Oregon Garden Foundation Board of Directors, which is composed of volunteers, and is recognized as a 501 (c)(3) public charity. The Oregon Garden Foundation is dedicated to the promotion and growth of The Oregon Garden. As with any project of this scale, it has not always been easy, but thanks to the hard work of many dedicated volunteers, community members and others who have a strong vision for the Garden, it continues to grow, bloom and flourish. There are truly great opportunities for everyone whether they are garden aficionados or just want to relax in this beautiful setting.
The mission of The Oregon Garden Foundation is to welcome and inspire all visitors with an appreciation for the extraordinary ecology of the Pacific Northwest, and to provide a meaningful educational experience for gardeners of all skill levels and ages.
Oregon Garden Foundation879 W. Main Street
Silverton, OR 97381
Outstanding Needs of Oregon Garden Foundation
Item Needs (click need below to see detail)
Full Size Work Pick-up Truck
The Oregon Garden's Horticulture department is in need of a new or good condition used full size work pick up truck. Please contact Naomi Dwyer at (503) 874-2535 for all donations.Mowers
The Oregon Garden's Horticulture Department is in need of a new or in good condition used 7ft Deck mower and/or 7ft flail mower. Please contact Naomi Dwyer with all donations (503) 874-2535Green House Materials
The Oregon Garden's Horticulture Department is in need of items for:Utility Vehicles
Clear Poly-carbonate Roofing
The Oregon Garden and Oregon Garden's Horticulture Department are in need of new or in good condition used utility vehicles (such as a gator). Please contact Naomi Dwyer (503)874-2535 for all donations.
Volunteer Needs (click need below to see detail)
Join us in this fundraising effort at Oktoberfest in Mount Angel! Volunteers are needed to help in the Oregon Garden Foundation's food booth, located in the Biergarten (Festhalle).Christmas in the Garden
Duties include cashiering, food prep, order prep, clean up.
Shifts available Thursday September 12 - Sunday September 15th. Shift times are 11-4 pm; 2-6 pm; 4-8 pm; 6-10 pm; 8-midnight. Check with Volunteer Coordinator to see which shifts are available.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator Beth Maurer to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 503-874-2533.
Share the Christmas spirit by volunteering at the Oregon Garden's first annual Christmas in the Garden event.Retail Nursery
Volunteers are needed to help greet visitors, tend the fire pits, and work in the gift wrapping station. On the second weekend, additional volunteers are needed to work as Santa's helpers and to assist in the reindeer visiting area.
Shifts run from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event occurs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between November 29th and December 22nd.
Individuals, pairs or groups are welcome to volunteer.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator Beth Maurer at email@example.com or by phone at 503-874-2533 for more information or to sign up.
For more information about the event, visit www.OregonGarden.org
Are you a people person? Do you also love plants? if so, we want YOU! The Oregon Garden has two openings in the Retail Nursery - located next to the Visitor Center.Train Garden - Mechanic
Weekly shifts are available Friday or Saturday. Shift times are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (some flexibility here). This position helps visitors find plants, answers some questions related to the plants (we have additional resources to help with this), and in general, welcome our visitors.
This position runs through October depending on weather.
Contact Beth Maurer to sign up or for more information - firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 503-874-2533
The Oregon Garden's train garden is in need of an experienced model train volunteer to help with the running and maintenance of the train, track, and equipment.
Prior knowledge or experience is required. The train runs April through October (based on weather). The train is G scale. We are looking for a volunteer who can come once a week to check on/work on the train.
To sign up, please contact Beth Maurer at email@example.com or by phone at 503-874-2533.