Clackamas County Master Gardeners

End of the Oregon Trail Pioneer Gardens

Located at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretative Center, 1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, OR 97045  (503) 657-9336 Open Daily 11am - 4pm.

You can find our volunteers in the gardens 10:30 am - 1 pm on Mondays, March - October and on the second Saturday beginning in April (in place of the following Monday). Contact for volunteering is Margueritte Kosovich.

Master Gardeners have been involved with this project since 2004. The site includes a demonstration kitchen garden with vegetables and herbs representing varieties grown by early settlers in Oregon. There are also apple trees, grapes, hops, herbs and flowers.

A heritage rose garden, which was originally planted in 1992, has been redesigned and renovated. There are around 19 varieties of heirloom roses growing in the gardens. Most of them bloom in early spring, with the best show beginning mid to late May.

The demonstration kitchen garden showcases the sustainable gardening practices that the pioneers used and serves as a teaching tool for the public. Master Gardeners make educational presentations to student groups and other visitors to the site.

Photos of the Gardens in May, 2016

You can find more information and photos on our blog page:
Volunteers information sheet: Volunteer Opportunities at the Pioneer Garden
For further information on the Interpretive Center:

Late Spring

Hollyhocks in Summer

Harvesting seeds in Autumn


Clackamas County Master Gardeners are the folks who put on the annual Spring Garden Fair, bringing together over 7,000 gardeners with over 150 plant and garden-art vendors.

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