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Meet the New PBG Brand

Since its inception, Portland Botanical Gardens (PBG) has always had a strong sense of identity. As we’ve grown through organizational changes and miles of progress, our brand has served as a reflection of our evolution. Now, we’re entering a new, historic chapter in the Portland Botanical Gardens story, and we’re ready for a fresh, elevated […]

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What is The Other Plant Sale?

Now entering its second year, The Other Plant Sale (TOPS) is the next big spring event for plant lovers in the Portland Metro Area. You can find plants of all shapes and sizes alongside plant-related goodies for everyone. TOPS, the invention of Nanthawat Jiranuwatana, takes place on May 18th, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 4 […]

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Visit the Spring Garden Fair in Canby

Oregon is ranked as one of the top three nursery production states in the country–we’ve got every kind of nursery from large to small scale, specialty, and houseplant. The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon (HPSO) just had their annual Hortlandia event, but if you missed it, don’t fret, there’s more to come! This weekend, you’ll […]

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Earth Day Land Announcement

Earth Day 2024 marked a big development for Portland Botanical Gardens (PBG), and we’re excited to share that we signed a Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA) for a potential site to build the Gardens. The PSA gives PBG one year to conduct due diligence, raise funds, and develop a collaborative plan with local and city-wide […]

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Why is Portland Considered a Mediterranean Climate?

There’s a common misconception that Portland is a temperate rainforest, but the reality is that we’re located in a Mediterranean climate! Understanding the difference between these two climates is crucial for understanding the best gardening practices for our region in addition to the environmental threats that we face. Köppen Climate Classification System The first thing […]

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An Overdue Update from PBG

Over the past year, we’ve been pretty quiet, but the work behind the scenes has been in full force! So we’d like to take this time, using our brand new blog, the PBG Journal, to provide you with as much of an update as we are able to–this includes information about the search for a […]