Geographic Gardens

The outdoor section of the campus will be extensive. In addition to open green space, there will be paths laid throughout the Garden that allow visitors to explore gardens of hardy plants, divided by geographic location. Throughout the park, there will be cultural gardens that are developed with input from local ethnic communities and indigenous tribes. The PBG campus is a place where everyone should feel welcome and seen, and we want to make spaces where immigrants can see the plants from their childhood and homeland thriving in their new home city.

Highlighted Genera:

  • Camellia
  • Ficus
  • Lewisia
  • Nerium
  • Rhododendron

Example Spaces:

  • Chinese wetland
  • High Sierra
  • Indigenous cultural gardens
  • Japanese woodland
  • Mediterranean prairies
  • Oregon high desert
  • Temperate Afghanistan
  • Temperate Australia

Canopy Walk

The Canopy Walk will allow visitors to walk amongst the tallest trees, 60 feet off the ground. While walking through the tops of Pacific Northwest conifers, visitors can catch glimpses of the city and the surrounding mountains.


While the PBG campus will feature several buildings and many gardens, a large portion of the grounds will remain open greenspace. This greenspace can be used for sunbathing, picnicking, reading, dancing, playing frisbee, etc. PBG is first and foremost a public garden for everyone to enjoy, which means visitors are encouraged to stay for a while and make a day of their visit.