Ohme Gardens – A Journey Through An Evergreen Oasis

During your visit to the Wenatchee Valley, make Ohme Gardens a part of the adventure. This must-see experience will be one that you will enjoy and remember long after your journey is over.

Ohme Gardens

Spectacular Views and Beautiful Landscapes

Located on a high rock outcropping above the Columbia River just north of Wenatchee, your adventure begins with a maze of native stone pathways that wind through the different garden levels. You’ll be ushered past breathtaking vista views of the Columbia River, Wenatchee Valley and the Cascade Mountains.

Towering groves of cedar and fir trees create dense cool shade on hot summer days. Evergreen trees and low-growing plants have been blended with the existing weathered rock formations to create effects varying from the lush growth of a rain forest to the variegated patterns of an alpine meadow.

The variety of plant life means the Gardens are continuously transforming as spring welcomes summer and summer embraces autumn.

History and Architecture

Herman and Ruth Ohme slowly began creating the Gardens in 1929 with a private, family retreat in mind. Over the years two generations of the Ohme family transformed the rocky bluff into a nine-acre alpine oasis.

Ohme Gardens - Lawn with sun streaming through
Nine acres of alpine forest; one mile of natural stone paths.

They created trickling waterfalls that cascade into glossy iridescent pools. And they handcrafted over fifty stone benches. Strategically placed throughout the Gardens, the benches give visitors a chance to take in panoramic views and enjoy the serene surroundings while taking a break from their trek.

Bonnie Richmond - Lower Lawn View
Ohme Gardens – Lower View

Ohme Gardens is more than just a garden, it is an exploration of nature, a journey through an evergreen oasis and a testament to what can come of hard work, determination and ingenuity.

Ohme Gardens -Lower Lawn View
Ohme Gardens -Lower Lawn View

The Gardens are currently owned and operated by Chelan County. As stewards of this regional treasure, it is the county’s goal to maintain, preserve and improve the Gardens for generations to come. Ongoing enhancements compliment the Ohme Family’s original vision of a natural, alpine garden.

For more information, visit www.ohmegardens.com.

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  1. […] The treats are delicious and worth the stop, especially if you have companions with a sweet tooth. Indoor dining may be limited but there is seating outside with a view of the snow-packed mountains and picturesque evergreen trees.  […]

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