No matter the season, there’s always plenty to love at the Oregon Garden, made up of 20 smaller themed gardens that show off the flora of the Willamette Valley and the Pacific Northwest. But in fall, the colorful Bosque Garden takes center stage.
The Bosque Garden centers around a plaza that’s home to four reflecting ponds and 40 planter boxes, each containing a lone Pacific Sunset maple tree. It’s an Instagram-worthy sight all year long, but never more so than in fall, when the leaves of the maple trees turn electric shades of red, yellow, and orange; their reflections in the ponds below only add to the scenic nature of the quiet garden.
As an added bonus nearby: Fuel up for your trip with a stop at Gear-Up, Silverton, a coffee shop that bills itself as “Silverton’s Living Room.” Grab a drink from the exhaustive tea and coffee menu, indulge in a few house-made mini doughnuts, and take a photo under a glowing neon sign that reads, “It’s worth a shot”.