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Leach Botanical Garden: Lilla Lit reading, "Exile and Return"

  • Leach Botanical Garden 6704 Southeast 122nd Avenue Portland, OR, 97236 United States (map)

A quarterly literary reading series at SE Portland’s Leach Botanical Garden featuring poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on the evening’s theme. Join us from 4–6 PM on the third Sundays of February, May, August, and November, for food, drink, books, nature, culture, community, and readings from Portland writers and beyond.

Whether it’s a winter reading held in the warmth of the Fireplace Room or a summer afternoon under the trees on the Manor House terrace, the landscape and environment of Leach Botanical Garden infuses each reading with beauty.

Admission is sliding scale, with a suggested donation of $10. Food and drink are served.

The series is named after botanist Lilla Leach who, with her husband John, created the house and garden that is today Leach Botanical Garden. Every aspect of Lilla’s life story is captivating—her adventures and discoveries, her dedication to exploration and education, and her long and loving relationship with John. It feels fitting that a reading series held in her home be a continuation of Lilla’s own story.