- Landscape Architecture
- Master Planning
- Native plants & wildlife habitat
- Stormwater treatment & bioswales
The Leach Botanical Garden is the former estate of Lilla and John Leach, long noted for their interest in botany and native plant collecting dating from the 1930’s. Through a partnership of the Friends of Leach Botanical Garden and the city of Portland, the site was opened to the public in 1983 as a special garden and event venue. The site was nicknamed, “Sleepy Hollow” due to its romantic setting in a wooded ravine on Johnson Creek, where the charming manor house and beautiful gardens accommodate a number of weddings and events throughout the year.
Mayer/Reed and our consulting team prepared a master plan for garden expansion that includes an expanded garden of sun-loving plant species, visitor center, gift shop, education and events pavilion, offices, parking and pathways. A special collection of plants native to the Siskiyou Mountains will be featured in an alpine house. In addition, a new service area and greenhouse will enable volunteers to work more efficiently on projects in the garden. Accessibility improvements will allow all visitors to experience this special place.