Join Us For an Awesome
Thyme Garden Event!

   We host several great events throughout the year, starting in spring with our Earth Day Celebration, then Art in the Garden, for Mother's Day and wrapping up with our Fall Salmon Celebration in autumn. We also host summer tours and luncheons, weddings, and rent our beautiful grounds for other special events like baby showers or reunions. 

Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 22nd
Event Highlights: 11 am to 3:30 pm 
Nursery Open 10 am to 5 pm
This year we're celebrating Earth Day with a day full of magic and fairies. 

11 am: Flower Fairy Story Time
Bring your littles for a fun and interesting walk about the garden to view springtime flowers as we read poems from Mary Cicely Barker's Flower Fairies of Spring. Wings are welcome!

12 pm: The Magic In Your Garden
Local herbalist Jaci Guerena will talk about creating magic spaces in your herb garden to welcome pollinators, ways to incorporate and use native species, and giving plants a seat at the table when it comes to landscape design.

1:30 pm: Forest Walks - Two forest walks to choose from!
            Spring Herbs: Tour of spring medicinal herbs and how to harvest and use them. An introduction to medicinal medicine, led by Jaci Guerena
            Salmon Stream Tour: Walk The Thyme Garden salmon stream restoration and learn about our ongoing project to restore salmon habitat, led by Bethany Hagen
2:30 pm: Celebration of Life
Gather together and recognize the powerful positive energy we share with the earth and her inhabitants, led by Jaiaen Beck of Circle of Wellbeing

Our nursery will be bursting with plants. Be sure to bring the kids for an Earth Factoid Scavenger Hunt in the garden—find all the clues to reveal a secret message, and receive a free plant!
Herbal Refreshments and Food available for purchase 11-2.   
 Face Painting by Sparkling Faces
Craft booths & more


The festival, now in its 25th 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 12th
10:30-12:30 Bluegrass Jam Session
12:30-2pm Chris Estes
2-2:30 Bodhi Tribal Dancing
2:30-4:30 Oldfield Road

Sunday, May 13th
10:30-12:30 Rusty Hinges
12:30-2 Ancient Ways Marimbas
2-3:30 Tom's Blues
3:30-5 Ancient Ways Marimbas
Jovial Whimsy, "Wall Flower" Angela Lees, Sunny Asylum Design
Saucy Jewelry
Ashley Flint, Glass from Ash
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 the return of our almost-famous feta-rosemary stuffed burgers, served with your choice of one of our amazing herbal side dishes. We will also offer hot dogs for the kids and vegetarian 'Sun Burgers' from Nearly Normal's 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 a cup of seasonal soup, followed by a course of three kinds of homemade breads and three choices of herbal spreads. A tasty winter salad of locally grown greens, dried berries 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 tender chicken breast with savory stuffing and baked with a hazelnut crust the drizzled with a tangy cranberry glaze; 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 coffee or our spiced apple cider. While the menu is subject to availability, the quality never varies! Our gift shop will be open after the event to pick up mementos or do a little early holiday shopping.

2018 Salmon Celebration Dates:
Saturday, November 10th

Sunday, November 11th

Monday, November 12th

Tuesday, November 13th

1pm to 5pm

Additional dates will open as these days fill. Groups of 20-28 can secure the entire day. Payment required at the time of reservation. Non-refundable.

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 $40 per person.

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 warm and cozy.