Gerdemann Botanic Preserve is tucked within a wooded hillside facing the Pacific Ocean, bordered by the Siuslaw National Forest in Yachats, Oregon.
This is a wild place, created as an experimental outdoor laboratory magically co-existing with a native canopy of Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock. The eclectic plant collection includes many species not typically grown in Oregon such as New Zealand tree ferns, Protoaceae such as Australian Grevillia, Chilean Flame and Lantern trees, and Telopia. Original plantings of rhododendrons include species and hybrids not commonly cultivated in Oregon: Maddenia, Arboria, Grandia, Falconera, and Vireya. The survival and size of many unique and rare plants is a tribute to the genius and persistent plant tending of Dr. James Gerdemann from 1982 to 2008. For more information visit their website below.