Past Years’ Garden Tour

 2015 Sustainable Overlook Garden Tour will be held Saturday, June 6th, 10 am to 3 pm.

The tour will begin at Trillium Charter school with a tour of their rooftop student garden and their pesticide-free school yard. Four neighborhood yards will be open with natural gardening demonstrations at each. Come learn about organic methods, pollinator-friendly gardens and be inspired!

Map and tour guide available here: 2015_garden-tour-guide

Trillium Charter School

The Trillium Rooftop Garden serves students in grades K-12 at Trillium Charter School. As a constructivist school, this garden provides a unique opportunity for students to learn experientially. Lower school students participate in weekly garden classes, and high school students have the opportunity to volunteer regularly or serve as interns. This garden provides produce to the school cafeteria, after school cooking club, and garden classes. As a stop on the tour, Trillium will serve as an example of what can be done when gardening is kid-centered. Come participate in beautifying the garden with artwork and tasting some of what our students have produced!

Interested in getting involved in the 2016 Sustainable Overlook Garden Tour? You can sign-up to volunteer or nominate a garden you admire (or your own!). Just email

Here is information on last year’s tour:


Sustainable Overlook Garden Tour 2014

Saturday, June 28
All gardens open 10 am to 3 pm

Suggested donation $5

The 3rd annual neighborhood garden tour will feature yards that express Sustainable Overlook’s mission of ‘Building Community and Resilience’ in a wide variety of ways. Explore neighbors’ creative solutions for rain harvesting, edible gardens, outdoor play spaces, use of reclaimed materials, bird and pollinator-friendly gardens and much more.
Each garden will host an information table from organizations including East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Metro, Xerces Society, Backyard Habitat Certification Program, Bee Friendly Portland and Friends of Overlook Bluff. All the gardens featured are pesticide-free so it’s a great chance to visit organic yards, learn natural gardening tips and be inspired!

Browse profiles of the gardens.

The tour map will be available at two gardens:
Start at the North end of the neighborhood at Garden No.1:  5929 N. Curtis (near N. Ainsworth and Willamette Blvd.)
Start at the South end of the neighborhood at Garden No.10:  3908 N. Concord Ave. (at N. Failing and Overlook Blvd.)

The tour is bike friendly! Thanks to Good Sport Promotions we’ll have extra bike parking at Gardens No. 1, 4 and 10.


A green home with a living roof and edible landscaping – check it out on the tour this year! Photo: Mike O’Brien

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