We Need Your Support

Help Us Make a Great Garden Greater!

Ohme Gardens, Wenatchee Valley’s premier attraction, is now over 80 years old.  Started in 1929 by Herman and Ruth Ohme as their private backyard, the Gardens are now a world-renowned showpiece not only for garden enthusiasts but for anyone to marvel at what hard work, determination and ingenuity can create.  Indeed, visitors from around the world come to see this oasis high up on a rocky outcrop, overlooking the Columbia River.

Of course, the Gardens are a living, growing environment that changes all the time and, like any garden, needs constant upkeep, maintenance, and repair.  For over 60 years the Ohme family, devoted their lives to their “backyard”.   We know that preserving the Gardens is critical; enhancing the Gardens is our goal.  With help from the community we hope to keep the dream alive.

Sylvan Pool - 1936

Sylvan Pool – 1936

The Gardens are owned and managed by Chelan County but not publicly funded.  Tax dollars do not support the Gardens.   As a self-supporting enterprise, the operating budget is met through admission fees, wedding & event fees, and memberships.

Now, as we approach the Gardens’ centennial we are looking for supporters to help, through:

  • Sponsorships – Become a corporate or individual sponsor, minimum donation $100, and we’ll add your name to a Tap or Scan Interactive Display or the Plant Board. Speak to the Garden Administrator, (509) 662-5785, to learn more.
  • Donations – We will add your name on the Donor Board located at the entry to the Gardens for the season, and overtime with continued donations, we will install a permanent plaque. Click to  go to our donation page.
  • Memberships – Annual Season’s passes, are not only the most economical way to visit the Gardens through out the year, the come with benefits. Learn more here.

Help us preserve and enhance this regional treasure, and simply “make a great garden greater”.

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