Venue and Lodging Options

Oregon Garden Resort and Conference Center

This year's Symposium will be held at Oregon Garden in Silverton, OR. All AHG Annual Symposium guests will receive complimentary access to the gardens for the duration of the event. Oregon Garden has two restaurants onsite. In addition, freshly-made boxed meals will be available for preorder for all Symposium attendees and will accommodate gluten-free and vegetarian options. 

Read on to learn more about Oregon Garden, Silverton, and lodging options. 

Oregon Garden is an 80-acre botanical garden, featuring more than 20 specialty gardens showcasing the diverse botanical beauty that can be found in the Willamette Valley and throughout the Pacific Northwest. They have educational specialty gardens for everyone, from the Sensory Garden and Rose Garden to the Children’s Garden and Pet-Friendly Garden, or the Silverton Market Garden and Amazing Water Garden. They also offer a complimentary narrated tram tour from April - October, and they are pet-friendly.

The Oregon Garden is also committed to sustainability. The Rediscovery Forest is managed in partnership with the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, and reveals insights on forest management. Visitors will also encounter one of the largest collections of miniature conifers in the country, in the Conifer Garden, and a 400-year-old Signature Oak, which is an Oregon Heritage Tree, in the Oak Grove. The Wetlands Habitat, which cools the City of Silverton’s treated waste water through a series of pools, brims with local wildlife. The Garden also promotes sustainability through green roofs, composting, edible landscaping, barley straw, algae control, and more. To learn more about Oregon Garden, click here.

Silverton is approxmately an hour south of Portland. Silverton is a very small town known for its historic murals and its local arts and crafts. Despite being a wonderful tourist destination, Silverton does not have many corporate hotels. It is highly recommended to make lodging arrangements early. The nearest area for standard hotels is Salem, the capital of Oregon, which is 15 miles away. To learn more about Silverton, OR, click here.

Lodging Options

We have made arrangements with the following venues for our guests to select from:

Oregon Garden Resort Lodging

Limited lodging is available at the Oregon Garden Resort and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

You MUST USE these instructions when booking a room for the AHG Annual Symposium dates.

The Guest Room rate is $119 plus tax per night. Options include King sized single rooms and double Queen rooms. Reservations should be made prior to August 21st.The Oregon Garden & Resort are ADA compliant. Wheelchairs are available to check out from the Visitor Center at no charge, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center 

Silver Falls State Park is 18 miles outside of Silverton. Located within the State Park, Silver Falls Lodge & Conference Center offers charming and rustic lodges and cabins. The drive between Silverton and Silver Falls State Park is scenic and winds through vineyards and lush forest. For directions between the Silver Falls Lodge & Conference Center and Oregon Garden, click here. For details on types of accommodations and to make reservations at Silver Falls Lodge & Conference Center, click here. Please note that most of Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center is already booked. There are six rooms available in one of the lodges, so early reservations are recommended. Mention that you are with AHG.

Silverton Inn & Suites

Located in the heart of Silverton, this motel is one mile from Oregon Garden. Silverton Inn & Suites has 18 period-decorated rooms with different bed combinations. Prices vary. The Inn is being held for the AHG until August 15th, 2017. To make reservations, please call 503-873-1000 and let them know you are with the AHG. This inn is first come, first served. When booking, you must mention that you are with AHG, as AHG has reserved the inn for Symposium. Ask for Chris Petitt in case of any specific questions. Click here to view the Silverton Inn & Suites website.

Information for Campers

Interested in camping? An Oregon State Park, Silver Falls State Park, is the camping venue located closest to Oregon Garden, where the Symposium is held. Silver Falls State Park is approximately 19.8 miles from Oregon Garden Resort. Campsite options range from standard pitch-your-own tent sites to simple camping cottages to group lodges to RV sites with hook-ups. Flush toilets, laundry facilities, and showers are also available. Pets are allowed at some sites.

All camping options are available at very affordable rates. Prices start at $15 per night. For online reservations and details, click here.

View the Google Map directions from Silver Falls State Park to Oregon Garden Resort.

Birdwood Inn

Another appealing option is Birdwood Inn in Silverton, Oregon. Relax and enjoy your stay in a charming vintage bed and breakfast. This is a short walk to historic downtown Silverton where you will discover fine dining, coffee shops, spas, boutiques, and antique stores. Silverton is one mile from Oregon Garden. Rooms range from $120-150 a night. Four rooms are blocked off for AHG so mention you are with AHG when you call to reserve. Call Bobbie at 971-283-2941 to make a reservation.