Take a Tour of the Tualatin Valley’s Bounty
Nurseries and Farms Along the Vineyard and Valley Scenic Tour Route
Oregon is among the producers of nursery goods, and the Tualatin Valley is one of the leading agricultural producers. Plants from the Tualatin Valley are shipped to gardeners all over the country as well as overseas.
Our nurseries offer incredible mixes of plant types, colors, textures, and smells. Early Washington County settlers like John Porter and Gustav Teufel helped establish the nursery business in Oregon. Trees in many local orchards hail from stock started by Porter, who also contributed sequoia seeds to the area. Those seeds became landmark 120-year-old trees visible today.
Today, agriculture is still one of the top industries in the valley, and several farm stores along the route are open to the public (many are open only during growing season).
Unique farms include L-Bar-T Bison Ranch, a farm featuring North American bison, and Roloff Farms, the pumpkin farm made famous by the television series, Little People, Big World. In October, Roloff Farms, and Baggenstos Farm are transformed into a harvest festival, complete with a pumpkin patch and a host of family-friendly activities.
Also along the route, visit Al’s Garden Center and find inspiration for your garden. This large retail nursery stocks thousands of plants, flowers, nursery starts and more, and is a top draw for gardening aficionados. It’s shop also stocks numerous home and garden decor items, gourmet foods, and gifts.
The farm store at Oregon Heritage Farms has ready-picked apples, vegetables, crafts and gift items. Apple festivals, also in October, celebrate this tasty fall crop at Oregon Heritage Farm and Smith Berry Barn.