As the Gardens open on April 15 they begin their 86th season. It is hard to believe that in a mere 14 years they will reach their first century of existence. From dream to reality to maturity, the Gardens, the inspiration of Herman and Ruth Ohme, have transformed themselves from inception to the rich, fabulous Gardens that transfix visitors on a daily basis.
Most octogenarians that we know are certainly starting to wind down enjoying the twilight years of life – not so the Gardens. Below, you will see the view from the Lower lawns looking down towards the Columbia River. The hillside is full of a wide variety of flowers to keep the bloom alive throughout a majority of the season.