The Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy
Open from Dawn to Dusk Daily
Free of Charge
Your donations keep the garden alive!
We welcome you to stroll through the garden any time each day from dawn to dusk. There are many enchanting pathways, some wheelchair accessible.
The Garden House is open every day of the week from 10am - 2pm.
At present, access to all grassy areas and many of our pathways is limited per Oregon Dept. of Agriculture regulations due to a pathogen that has targeted the Rhododendron and Azalea plantings. The pathogen is spread through contact with wet foliage when spores are present. Please observe all signage indicating no access and keep any pets in your vehicle or leashed under strict control on permitted pathways only
Admission is free but we welcome the appreciative support of visitors through donations, plant purchases and gift shopping.
information regarding the
CHG Rhodie Crisis
If you have visited Connie Hansen Garden recently, you may have noticed colored tags hanging from a number of our larger shrubs. Naturally visitors are asking the purpose of the tags. A bit of explanation is in orde
The Oregon Department of Agriculture has been monitoring the spread of a fungal type of plant pathogen for many years, since it first appeared along the coast of southern Oregon and northern California. This pathogen has now been found in our area, and consequently testing has been done to determine the locations where it is now active.
The colored tags indicate plants that have been sampled and are being tested. Some have been found to be infected, indicating that further testing and steps to discourage the spread need to be taken. The exact areas of infection will be mapped and necessary steps taken to treat them.
We have been asked to prevent foot traffic in planted and wet or muddy areas, thus we have marked off all but the driest of our walkways. If necessary, we may have to take serious steps to remove infected material and treat soil areas, which could result in a closure of the garden. Until that might become necessary, please respect the restricted areas and stay on dry paths when you visit.
Thank you for your concern and your patience as we work to resolve this issue.
This section of the website will tell you more about our Rhodie Crisis.
CHG Rhodie Crisis - What's Going On?
CHG Rhodie Crisis - Changes at the CHG