November 23, 2015 – 5:38 pmGuest AuthorRoad Trips For Familiesuser
It’s hard to live in an area of the country where you can guarantee that there won’t be a winter wonderland of snow. But at Oregon Garden’s Christmas in the Garden, it’s been built for you—a pop-up ice skating rink, a traditional German Christmas market with 18 artisan vendors, a display of 400,000 Christmas lights in the forest, glühwein and hot chocolate, festive music and carolers, holiday foods, fire pits sprinkled throughout, live reindeer, pony rides and a visit from Santa.
A bit of background: Oregon Garden is a botanical garden featuring native plants showcased in smaller feature garden such as a water garden, a conifer forest, a pet-friendly garden, a children’s garden, a bosque grove, a home demonstration garden, a medicinal garden, a northwest garden, an oak grove, a rediscovery forest, a proven trials winner garden, a rose garden, a tropical house, wetlands, and other smaller gardens. The Oregon Garden Resort can host individuals and groups and has a spa, lodge dining and restaurant. It is one of the only facilities in the country that uses wastewater for irrigation.
Going to a garden in winter might seem counter intuitive, but I’m not exaggerating when I say that the ice skating was the most fun thing I’ve ever done with my family of four. Read the full story »
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