Enjoy a Delicious Day in the Garden!
Call today to reserve one of these dates, or ask about another day that works for you:
Current open dates in August:
We host our luncheons Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays by reservation only.
Our nursery and display gardens are tucked away in the mountains just a short drive from Corvallis, Oregon on Highway 34. The drive alone is worth the trip, taking you past Mary’s Peak, the highest point in the Coast Range Mountains of Oregon.
We will start with a guided tour of our greenhouses, discussion on how we propagate our plants, how our greenhouses work and the plants that are growing in them. After having an aromatherapy experience in our little conservatory where we have collected aromatic and fragrant plants we will stroll through our display gardens and discuss the herbs we see as well as the ones you will have the pleasure of experiencing with your herbal luncheon. The luncheon is peaceful and relaxing as you dine outdoors under the fir trees and absorb all the ambiance nature has to offer, always aware of the surrounding beautiful coast range mountains and the hypnotizing sound of our year round stream that borders this special place. Our nursery offering over 700 varieties of useful plants will be open after finishing lunch for those who would like to take some herbs home with them.
Our menu changes with what's in season. A typical luncheon will include:
~ Mixed locally grown salad greens with edible flowers
Served with three fresh dressing choices.
~ Herb Infused Teas and Lemonade
~Three Choices of Homemade Herbal Breads
Served with an Array of Herb Butters and Spreads
~ Grilled Salmon Steaks with our Seafood Seasoning with Janet's Killer Tartar Sauce
Served with Home Grown Dilly Cucumbers
and Savory Quinoa with Herbs and Fruit
~ Lavender-Laced Cheesecake
We use fresh wild caught salmon. We also use organically grown local vegetables whenever possible -many of which we grow organically ourselves.The tour and luncheon normally lasts about 3 hours. The cost is $30.00 per person which includes gratuity and is not refundable. In order that we can give everyone plenty of attention we have to restrict the group size to 24 for our plated meals, with a minimum number of twelve people total per day. Groups over 24 will be served a buffet style meal. Interested individuals or small groups may combine with others to meet the required minimum number. We host tours and luncheons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from June, to mid-August. Reservations are required.
For more information call (541) 487-8671
Basket Making Workshop Luncheons
We have a new opportunity to learn about herbs and enjoy wonderful food!
Since many of you have attended our tours and luncheons many times, we are offering an alternative choice this year.
We will be offering Herbal Basket Making in conjunction with the Luncheon and an abbreviated herb tour (to peak your interest and help you figure out the herbs you want near you this year). Your group will arrive at 11:00 a.m. as usual, and have the brief tour. After getting excited and/or confused about what you can’t live without. You’ll choose three perennials and three annuals that you will plant in hanging pots we provide you filled with our organic healthy soil. We’ll water them in and ooh and aah at the beautiful results we all get, and then we’ll head on over to the four course luncheon under the fir trees (eating will be indoors if the weather is uncooperative).
The cost is $42.00, a definite value, and you’ll have a basket to enjoy the whole summer long!
*This will be for groups only, or if there is room for smaller parties to join a day that’s already set up and committed to basket making. So, get on the phone now, and line up some friends to come have a creative, long-lasting fun-day at The Thyme Garden!!*
Call (541)487-8671 or
email Janet at email@example.com