Join the Multnomah County Master Gardeners on Tuesday, October 14th as Carol Mayer-Reed shares her vision for the expansion of the Leach Botanical Garden, a seventeen-acre public garden operated by the Leach Garden Friends non-profit group and owned by Portland Parks & Recreation.
This landmark site on Johnson Creek started in the 1930′s as the ”Sleepy Hollow” estate of John and Lilla Leach noted plant collectors. As a result of their efforts, the garden and the Leach story continue as a legacy of plant collections, natural resources conservation, social celebrations and respite. Based on these traditions, Carol will describe the new entry, display gardens, botanical collections and woodland pavillion for educational activites and special events.
Carol Mayer-Reed, FASLA, is partner-in-charge of landscape architecture and urban design at Mayer/Reed. Carol’s 30+ years of experience represent a wide array of project types in both the public and private sectors. Carol and her firm, Mayer/Reed, have greatly influenced the shape of many of Oregon’s environments by creating places and spaces.
Examples include the Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade, the Children’s Garden and Amazing Water Garden at the Oregon Garden, campus projects Portland State University, Reed College and Oregon State Universit, and Simon and Helen Director Park in downtown Portland.
Date: Tuesday, October 14
Where: Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, 5441 SE Belmont Street, off street parking on SE 54th Avenue
Who: Everyone is welcome!
Presented by the Multnomah County Chapter of the Oregon Master Gardeners Association