Demonstration Gardens surround the Nature Center, each designed with a unique theme: the Butterfly Garden, Reptile and Amphibian Garden, Herb Garden, Heirloom Garden, Native Plant Garden, and the Bird Buffet (a variety of interpretive materials are available to help you navigate the gardens). The gardens are maintained by volunteers, using sustainable gardening methods. They provide habitat for wildlife and serve as an educational and recreational resource for park visitors. Group tours can be arranged by calling the Nature Center.
You can learn more about these gardens by attending one of our FREE garden tours, led by a Master Gardeners and Volunteer Docents.
Also, you can learn more about the plants in these gardens by enrolling in a community program offered through the Nature Center. To find out how you can help out in the gardens, or to learn more about scheduled classes, visit or call the Nature Center at 541.488.6606.
Longtime volunteer Lyn Levin is pictured above.
Lyn has been volunteering at N MT Park for the last 10 years.
You can find her there most mornings!