Join Us For an Awesome
Thyme Garden Event!

   We host several great events throughout the year, starting with our Earth Day Celebration, then the Mother's Day Art and Music Festival in spring (scroll down to see past events) and wrapping up with our Fall Salmon Celebration in autumn. We also have summer tours and luncheons, weddings, and rent our beautiful grounds for other special events like baby showers or reunions. 
Upcoming Events!

Upcoming Events!

Mother's Day Celebration
 'Art in the Garden'
       Saturday May 13th
       Sunday May 14th
        10am to 5pm both days
The festival, now in its 24th year, features local and regional artists as well as music and dancing against the backdrop of The Thyme Garden’s 2-acre display gardens and 80 acres of rambling forest paths.
Entertainment Lineup: 
Saturday, May 13th
10:30-12:30 Rusty Hinges
12:30-2pm Chris Estes
2-2:30 Bodhi Tribal Belly Dancing
2:30-4:30 Oldfield Road

Sunday, May 14th
10:30-12:30 Steve Moore & Michelle Dedman
12:30-2 Ancient Ways Marimbas
2-3:30 Tom’s Blues 
3:30-5 Ancient Ways Marimbas

Jovial Whimsy, "Wall Flower" Tarnish & Bloom
Saucy Jewelry
Pam Smithsted, Fall on Sandy River
Avie Meadows Steve Rose Basketry

Admittance is free, and food is available for purchase from 11am-3pm. This year The Thyme Garden booth will feature sandwiches with Chimichurri Chicken or Nearly Normal's Sunburgers, topped with Chipotle Slaw and Cilantro Lime Crema, and your choice of side. We will also offer locally raised beef hot dogs from Winn Farm in Corvallis. 
Zia Southwest Cuisine will bring their delicious, fresh burrito booth on Sunday.

Tyee Wine Cellars and Oregon Trail Beer will be available for purchase, with complimentary samples of herbal appetizers and May Wine served as well—a highlight for many festival goers.

 Visit our facebook page for lots of fun photos!

Fall Salmon Celebration

  Don't miss our Salmon Walk and Herbal Dinner. Come and experience this beautiful event when the salmon come back to their spawning grounds to complete their life cycle while starting a new one. Then feast on a six course homemade herbal dinner from appetizers to dessert. The day will start at one o'clock with appetizers and beverages (you are welcome to bring your own wine with no corking fee) followed by a walkabout to see the salmon spawning in our streams and hear details of our restoration projects.   Really stylish glasses that help you see into the water will be provided! Get an up close and in depth look at salmon spawning with this underwater video of Chinook in Crooked Creek.

  We will come back from our walk and warm up with our special seafood soup followed by a course of three kinds of homemade breads and three choices of herbal spreads. A tasty salad of organic greens and veggies, dried cherries and sunflower seeds with three choices of herbal dressing precedes the main course of wild caught Coho Salmon poached in herbs on the grill or pork loin stuffed with prunes and marinated carrots, depending on what's looking the best. And last but not least Janet will create a decadent treat of some kind to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth, served alongside local coffee and our our spiced apple cider. Our gift shop will be open after the event to pick up mementos or do a little early holiday shopping.

Approximate Schedule:
1:00 ~ Appetizers 
1:45 ~ Salmon Walk 
2:30 ~ Hot Homemade Soup to warm us up and then on to the Main Course 
3:45 ~ Coffee and Dessert 

The dinner and walk is $35 per person (gratuity not included).  

Reservations only

~ We allow guests to bring wine - no corking fee!  ~

   We have a limit of 28 people for each day so don't wait too long to make your reservations! Be sure to bring outdoor shoes or boots and rain gear or umbrella for the walkabout. We will be eating indoors were it will be nice and warm. 
Hope we see you ~ Rolfe and Janet