The Thyme Garden's Tours and Luncheons
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Tour & Luncheon: August 4, 2020

Email Emily at
or call 541-487-8671
2 person minimum/group

We are pleased to offer limited seatings at our garden this summer. The event will begin at 11 am with a tour of the garden and salmon stream path. Guests will then sit down to a 4-course herbal luncheon.
Groups will be seated at individual tables distanced away from other guests.
Service staff will all be wearing face coverings. 

We look forward to seeing you here.

For 2021: We are hoping to have our usual schedule of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday back in effect.

Enjoy a Delicious Day in the Garden!

 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
~ Apricot Glazed Chicken Breast with Fines Herbes, drizzled with Aged Cherrywood Balsamic Vinegar
 Served with Home Grown Dilly Cucumbers 
and Savory Quinoa with Herbs and Fruit
~ Lavender-Laced Cheesecake
   We also use organically grown local vegetables whenever possible - many of which we grow ourselves! The tour and luncheon normally lasts about 3 hours. The cost is $35.00 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 28 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.

Basket Making Workshop Luncheons
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 hand mixed 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 $47.00, 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!!*
Email Emily at
or call 541-487-8671

Herb Vinegar Workshop Luncheons
Herb Vinegar Workshop Luncheons are a great way to take home something delicious and herbal!

Enjoy an abbreviated tour of the gardens followed by a fun and informative workshop highlighting the history and benefits of herbal vinegars. We will go over  the process, highlight some classic flavor combinations, and set you free to create your own special recipe! Gain the knowledge and confidence to capture the flavor of your herbs in this time-honored tradition.

The cost is $47.00, including your very own custom jar of herb vinegar to enjoy with summer salads all season.
*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 vinegar 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*
Email Emily at
or call 541-487-8671