Photo Gallery: Portland Memory Garden
The Portland Memory Garden is a vivid reminder that gardens can be tailored to meet specific needs as we age.
As gardeners, we know that staying connected to plants and nature is therapeutic, enlivening, and restorative. –Patty Cassidy
The mission of the Portland Memory Garden is to tend and maintain a garden that enhances the lives of individuals with memory disorders and their caregivers and provide therapeutic and educational activities. The Garden is open year-round dawn to dusk and is located within Ed Benedict Park at SE 104th between Powell Boulevard and Bush Street.
The main entrance provides the only access the Portland Memory Garden. Photo: Patty Cassidy
Wide, curved pathways lead to a shady pergola in the Portland Memory Garden. Photo: Patty Cassidy
Graduated, raised beds allow easy access to plantings. Photo: Patty Cassidy
A circle of beautiful benches provides a place to gather or rest at the Portland Memory Garden. Photo: Patty Cassidy
Author Patty Cassidy leads a horticultural therapy session. Photo: Kayo Huffman
An elder visitor to the Portland Memory Garden enjoys lavender. Photo: Patty Cassidy
Volunteer board members complete a project at the Portland Memory Garden. Photo: Gary Miranda
The Central pavilion at the Portland Memory Garden serves as orientation point for visitors. Photo: Patty Cassidy