Leach Botanical Garden is a beautiful public garden with footpaths, historic houses and seasonal greenery. The garden is located in a forest hollow formed by Johnson Creek in southeastern Portland. The aim of the botanical garden is to preserve the original plants collected by Leach and protect the protist area in the northwest. Leach Garden offers educational programs, garden tours and activities for children and is also known as a unique and historic urban green space.
Leach Botanical Garden was established in 1981 to recognize the local ecosystem and the legacy of its early founders, John and Lilla Leach, who advocated for environmental management. Plant explorer, botany, writer and teacher Lilla Leach and her husband, a pharmacist known for his humor and his creativity, search for plants in the mountains of southwestern Oregon. They have created a historic garden in the hills of Johnson Creek Forest.