Win Overnight Package ($150+): 2014 Sunsets in the Garden | Complimentary Beer & Wine Tastings, Live Music, Sensory Garden

We are giving away a special Garden Package to Sunset in the Garden. Winner receives one overnight Sunsets in the Garden Package starts at $129, which includes accommodation, Sunset in the Garden admission for two, $20 food voucher to be used at a Sunset in the Garden, continental buffet breakfast for two and admission to The Oregon Garden.

To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 14.

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From our sponsors:
Sunsets in the Garden 20142014 Sunsets in the Garden
$5 Adults / $3 Oregon Garden Members / $1 Children 5-20 / Free under 4
More info:

Oregon Garden Resort
895 West Main Street, Silverton, Oregon, 97381

The Oregon Garden has announced the return of its popular Sunsets in the Garden presented by Columbia Bank, an after-hours event that takes place on select Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. Sunsets in the Garden features complimentary tastings from local wineries and breweries, live music and the opportunity to watch the setting sun from the beautiful Sensory Garden.

Admission is $5 for adults 21 and over; $3 for Oregon Garden members; $1 for children 5-20; and free for children 4 and under. Well-behaved pets on a leash are also welcome. Tastings from the featured winery or brewery are included with admission; additional food and beverages may be purchased. The event is cash only.

The schedule of featured wineries/breweries & musicians is as follows:

After the sun sets, stay the night at the Oregon Garden Resort. The Sunsets in the Garden Package starts at $129, and includes accommodation, Sunset in the Garden admission for two, $20 food voucher to be used at a Sunset in the Garden, continental buffet breakfast for two and admission to The Oregon Garden.

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126 Responses to Win Overnight Package ($150+): 2014 Sunsets in the Garden | Complimentary Beer & Wine Tastings, Live Music, Sensory Garden

  1. Bobby July 8, 2014 at 10:22 am #

    Wow, this sounds amazing! Silverton is a great location and the Oregon Garden at sunset? FORGET ABOUT IT! I love this. I would take my wife there, I know she would just love sunset in the garden!

    • stephanie goodwin July 8, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

      Would love to win for bday july 12th

  2. Roger July 8, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    Beautiful location and a real nice package for sure. I’ve never spent any time at the Gardens and this sounds like an awesome opportunity to really take in the whole atmosphere of the place. Thank you for the chance at this free overnight package!!

  3. Grant July 8, 2014 at 11:14 am #

    I’ve heard wonderful things about the Garden but never have had the chance to go. Can’t think of a better way to visit, this would be great!

  4. J'hon Williams July 8, 2014 at 11:14 am #

    This is just a place to regain my brain. I love to come here and take in all the natural splendor within the beauty that you have so meticulously worked with hand in hand with nature’s provisions. I so appreciate your hard work and service provided to all of us who need a haven such as this.

  5. Tim July 8, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    I’ve never been to the Oregon Gardens and my wife and I really need a vacation. Even one night away would help us relax from recent happenings. My wife doesn’t get to go out much
    but this prize package sounds like just what she and I need.

  6. emily July 8, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    oregon gardens?! overnight stay?! silverton, or?! WOW!

  7. Bonnie Davidoff July 8, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    My Partner and I just moved to Portland 3 months ago and since then have not gotten away. She is working soo hard while beenimg stressed because i have yet to get employment. This would be perfect to
    1. Refuel us both
    2. Give her a birthday gift and
    3. See part of the State we have not seen before.
    This sounds fantastic :)

  8. LSD July 8, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

    This sounds like a great solution to avoid drinking and driving home – yes please.

  9. Erica Rosser July 8, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    This would make my summer. …and maybe getting to see Eric John Kaiser, I think I might faint. ♡

  10. Ramiyah July 8, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

    We are trying to find an awesome honeymoon spot after our wedding August 3, it’d be so great to win this!

  11. tim mercer July 8, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    I could use a night in the garden, and I love Eric JOHN kaiser!

  12. Marie July 8, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

    Last time my girlfriend and I went to this garden, it was a bad birthday surprise. Since my birthday is in the winter, there was nothing blooming when we went and we were freezing! I would love to see it at it’s prettiest during this time of the year!

  13. Andrea bean July 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

    How healing for body and soul to experience the beauty and wonder of this place!

  14. Jesse clark July 8, 2014 at 12:21 pm #

    This place looks awesome. I’d love to check it out on your dime please.

  15. Dylan July 8, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    My wife and I are in need of a getaway and the kids would love to stay the night at grandma’s house. So you would get two for the price of one.

  16. Linette Trinidad July 8, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

    I never go out and I could use a little vacation. Get a good relaxing day away from home and work is just what I need. This place looks and sounds amazing. I think it’s calling my name ;-)

  17. Linette Trinidad July 8, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    Yes, me please

  18. Joy July 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    This sounds magical and would be a dream come true! My husband and I would love to win this trip and celebrate our anniversary!

  19. Virginia July 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    I have been wanting to check out the Gardens for a long while now. My boyfriend is taking the Bar exam in late July and has been working SO hard for the past few months, I would love to surprise him with a little romantic getaway when it’s all done.
    Thank you!!

  20. Lara July 8, 2014 at 5:09 pm #

    Silverton, oh Silverton, what memories await

  21. Aubrie Legault July 8, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    Love the gardens and Silverton. I’m happy I found this post with all the different events.

  22. sean July 8, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    What a great idea. As a landscape architecture student I was able to visit the Garden before it opened and I haven’t been there since. Now that I’ve been practicing for over a decade, it would be quite an experience to go back.

  23. Jen July 8, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

    When he’s not working at his day job, my husband is a gardener and musician. Someone who creates so much beauty deserves a break from his hard work to relax and enjoy our state’s natural beauty as well as the talented winemakers and musicians offered at this event. I would love to win so I could give us this gift. Thank you for the contest!

  24. Mollie July 8, 2014 at 11:39 pm #

    Have been going to Silverton since I was a kid, but have yet to visit The Oregon Garden . This native Oregonian needs to check that off her bucket list!

    • Brigitte July 9, 2014 at 6:31 am #

      My boyfriend and I are total plant nerds! I’m a landscape design professional and a former botanic gardens employee, so this package is a dream come true. It would be so fun to explore this place to celebrate our year anniversary!

  25. Chris July 9, 2014 at 1:25 am #

    My wife loves to garden. She plants enough fruits and veggies to be sure she has enough to share with our neighbors, the UPS man and the FED X man. Every year she runs out of room to plant things in our yard, so she volunteers to bring beauty (she say’s) to our neighbors yards. Being able to take her to the Oregon Garden for the sunset event would bring her joy for a lifetime.

  26. Luna July 9, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    This sounds just gorgeous!

  27. Dorothy July 9, 2014 at 9:20 am #

    I would so enjoy the experence.

  28. Audrey July 9, 2014 at 9:21 am #

    Ah this would be so much fun!!

  29. Tricia July 9, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    I would love to experience this, it seems like a beautiful place.

  30. Seong July 9, 2014 at 10:25 am #

    I just started dating a guy who cares about me so much and treats me well
    yet I haven’t done much for him..
    This might be a good chance for both of us to spend a good quality time together!
    July 30th sounds perfect!!!!!!!!!
    Let me impress hime with this amazing deal :)

  31. Mike July 9, 2014 at 11:07 am #

    New to PDX and want the full PDX experience.

    I have a friend visiting on that date and this sounds perfect.

  32. kimlynn July 9, 2014 at 11:20 am #

    This resort sounds amazing, I’ve never heard of it before and would love to attend and experience the tssting and music.

  33. Nick July 9, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    Don’t know much about the Oregon Garden but they sound fabulous. Would be a perfect anniversary night for my partner and I. Love Oregon Summers!

  34. Yume July 9, 2014 at 6:52 pm #

    What a great idea! I’d love to check it out.

  35. Kailey July 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    I would love to take my husband on a surprise trip! I know it’s beautiful right now!!

  36. Steve July 10, 2014 at 9:52 am #

    The missus would love to go to this, looks amazing.

  37. Sarah Jones July 10, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    My husband and I have been married just over a year and this sounds reminiscent of our honeymoon, which was a dream. Pick me!

  38. Gayleen Guyton July 10, 2014 at 10:42 am #

    So overdo for a mini getaway, and did you say wine? This would be a perfect 1 day escape from my Summer courses.

  39. Chris July 10, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    We love the Oregon Gardens but don’t get there often enough…this would be a great surprise for my sweetie!

  40. Matthew July 10, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    Sounds like perfection to me!

  41. Kimi July 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    Last time I was there, Sammie became my favorite bartender ever. Hope he’s still there now!

  42. Allie July 10, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    I’ve never been to the Garden and would love to go. Also a great way to celebrate my 40th birthday this month!

  43. Anna July 10, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    I’ve been to the Oregon Garden once but was videoing a wedding, dragging equipment all over the grounds and my shoe broke – it was very hard work and my feet was suffered so much walking on uneven grounds w/ broken shoe… Would be nice to experience the place as a holiday.

  44. Chris July 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    What a great experience. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a summer evening.

  45. Lisa Hummel July 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    Would love to go ! I’ve never been and always wanted to visit there.

  46. Shelby July 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    I live in PDX and have never been to Oregon Gardens. It sounds lovely and a great place to enjoy some local wine and watch a beautiful Oregon sunset.

  47. Mary July 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    Me+my honey+shopping in Silverton boutiques by day followed by craft beer drinking while watching the sunset in the beautiful Oregon Gardens by night (while being serenaded by the frogs in the lily pond of course) = sheer Oregon nirvana!

  48. Kimina Jamison July 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    Sounds like a great time :)

  49. Aurelia July 10, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

    Please send me to the gardens!

  50. Jenny July 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

    I have never been to the oregon garden but would love to check it out!

  51. jess July 10, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    sounds amazing!!

  52. Victoria Gantz July 10, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    i have not been to the Oregon Garden in years, and would love to show it to my husband, whose birthday is today! That would make a lovely belated birthday gift!

  53. Amy July 10, 2014 at 2:43 pm #

    PDX Pipeline, thank you for keeping me informed of the coolest events that I wouldn’t otherwise know about! I’m a sucker for sunsets, and would be honored and grateful to experience this combination of sensory deliciousness!

  54. jess July 10, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    sounds lovely!

  55. Jennifer July 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    I could use a restful weekend with my partner. Please sign me up to win!
    Thank you.

  56. Valerie July 10, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    My husband David has Cystic Fibrosis. We are avid Sunset chasers.
    Looking for a Spiritual and Loving opportunity for our upcoming July wedding anniversary. Thank you.

  57. Georgia July 10, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    Haven’t been to the Oregon Gardens for several years. Would love to see how it has grown and changed. Plus staying overnight and visiting in the evening sounds like the perfect summer activity.

  58. Christina July 10, 2014 at 2:58 pm #

    What girl doesn’t love a guy who gardens? I’m lucky to have a man with a green thumb who would love a weekend playing at Oregon Garden Resort. Thanks!!

  59. Liane July 10, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    We haven’t been to the Garden since its earliest days, and we would LOVE an excuse to have a mid-week date overnight! This would be TERRIFIC!!!

  60. Scarlet July 10, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    I am originally from Silverton ( go foxes!! ) and I would like to show my fiance how beautiful it is there.

  61. Valerie July 10, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    This would be a great pre-wedding get-a-way. We are getting married in August and could use a little r&r before the big day!

  62. Anna July 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm #


    My partner and I have never been to the Oregon Garden, and as we are low on vacation/date cash, this would be an amazing opportunity for us. Also, my birthday is in September so the timing is fabulous :-)

  63. Jackie July 10, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    I’d love a chance for a mid-week retreat. How lovely to take a break from the grind, get out of the city and have a romantic get-away.

  64. Cory Shird July 10, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    My wife deserves this because she puts up with me!!!!!!

  65. Rachel July 10, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    This sounds so relaxing!

  66. Stephanie July 10, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

    This sounds so lovely… As a sensualist who lives to indulge all her senses, this particular package would be a little slice of Wonderland. It’s so rare to see these things on weekdays, and my weekends are dominated by work obligations. My partner and I would love this kind of getaway.

  67. Gaby July 10, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    Oh man do I ever need this

  68. Cambrae July 10, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    I have only been able to see the gardens in the winter, I woud LOVE the opportunity to take my boyfriend and spend a weekend there in the summer and see it in it’s true blooming glory! Also they have a frank lloyd wright house on the property I would love to tour!

  69. Leslie Gale July 10, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    This would be so relaxing!!!!

  70. Noelle July 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    This would be a great anniversary getaway for my husband and me!

  71. Alison July 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    I would love to take my mom to one of these concerts!!!

  72. Ashley T. July 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    It sounds like another great way to enjoy the beautiful weather and sip some of Oregon’s best. I’d love to check it out!

  73. Brianna July 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

    This sounds wonderful! Wine, music, beauty, and sunset.. some of my favorite things! I would love to surprise my husband with a relaxing evening like this…

  74. Meredith July 10, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    Been working non-stop all summer and would love a reason to take a day or 2 off to regenerate!

  75. Sophie July 10, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    Sounds like an amazing date night/vacation! Fingers crossed!

  76. Mj July 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

    Oregon summers are my favorite! Would love to win an overnight get away out of the city :)

  77. Si Llage July 10, 2014 at 4:37 pm #

    I’ve heard good things about the garden but have never gottne out there to experience it for myself. This would be the perfect opportunity to do that and toss in a romantic evening with my similarly green-thumbed love.

    Thank you.

  78. Donna Myers July 10, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

    I would love to treat Hubby to this as his Birthday is today!! It would be a great late present!!!

  79. Emily D'Agostino July 10, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    My boyfriend and I are both applying to graduate school, and are going to be two of the many deep in student loans. It would be an amazing way to celebrate beauty and good drinks before we are relegated to ramen for the next two years! And if not us, whoever wins this have the best time!!

  80. Brittany July 10, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    This would be a great excursion for my fiance’s and my 4 year anniversary!

  81. Nathan July 10, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

    I would love to go to this. I’ve heard such amazing things about the gardens.

  82. jr July 10, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    i need an overnight away real, real bad… this looks like a good one.

  83. panda July 10, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    summer gardens for the panda

  84. Amber July 10, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    This would be great!

  85. jeremy price July 10, 2014 at 7:34 pm #

    This would be a awesome reconnect trip for myself and my best friend . since we haven’t got to hangout for our birthdays like we have in the last year or so . and the last time I really saw Her was when my father died . and were both so busy we need a getaway to re connect . have some food and drink and just chill celebrate and enjoy each others company . plus neither of us has ever been to The Oregon Gardens and it sound awesome . Please Please pick me. need a getaway / reconnect/ happy birthday to us trip . :)

  86. steadyset July 10, 2014 at 8:16 pm #

    If you had a great idea while in the Dentist’s chair, would that be a AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-HA Moment?

    Sorry, what was the question?

  87. Cora Kirkpatrick July 10, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

    Hubby and I would love an overnight kid free getaway!

  88. Niki July 10, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

    Down on my luck. Divorcing, unemployed, don’t know where or how I’m going to move before August – Why? I could use some leisure time, time off from relentlessly hounding for work and a solution to my conundrum!

  89. Carolyn July 10, 2014 at 11:06 pm #

    This sounds amazing. I could really use a break from city life.

  90. Melissa Kaylene July 11, 2014 at 12:16 am #

    I would love to go so I can have a much needed date night with my husband! I’ve been to the garden a few years ago, but have never stayed over night. I would share the experience on my local lifestyle blog.

  91. destry brown July 11, 2014 at 12:36 am #

    Would Love To Win This for The wife and I.

  92. Andrea Ritchie July 11, 2014 at 8:10 am #

    I would love a chance to have a romantic night off with my husband. And Silverton is my hometown!

  93. Tricia July 11, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    Oh how we long for the cooler temps and greener scenery of Silverton and the West side….please, please give us a few days away from the desert of E. WA!

  94. Alyssa Carter July 11, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    This looks incredible! Would love to win…I enter these things all the time and I’ve never won before. I’ve been busting my butt at work and training for a run all summer so this would be the perfect reward!

  95. Julie July 11, 2014 at 9:17 am #

    This sounds like a truly wonderful event — it would be wonderful to go and experience this mini break. I definitely don’t get enough vacation time.

  96. Valeri O. July 11, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    I moved away from Oregon 4 years ago to go to graduate school as I made a major career change. My boyfriend, who remained in Portland, was supportive from afar during the challenging & stressful years of school, internships and my clinical fellowship year. Having just returned to Oregon, it would be fantastic to give my BF & soon-to-be husband a romantic getaway as a “thank you” for his constant encouragement over the past several years!

  97. Roxanne Monson July 11, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    I love the Oregon Gardens!!! That’s the only reason needed. :-)

  98. Christopher Ames July 11, 2014 at 11:27 am #

    I would like to have been born at the Oregon Garden, have lived a long and productive life there, and to be bureid where I can most nourish the remarkable plants. Othere than that, I’m pretty meh about the place.

  99. Heather Primeaux July 11, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    I need this….so bad. Life has been pretty darn stressful lately and I need to get away!

  100. Mr Karl Michael Jacobson July 11, 2014 at 11:41 am #

    The only thing better than the Oregon Gardens is the Oregon Garden overnight!

  101. Michael July 11, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    pick me!

  102. Mari Stephenson July 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

    Sounds like the perfect Oregon evening.

  103. Susan Paterson July 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    I hope to win two free tickets to this event for my sisters birthday she really needs a blessing.

  104. S Barker July 11, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    My husband and I are new to PDX; this would be a relaxing getaway after a very stressful move half way across the country!

  105. Skip July 11, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    :-) Why not??

  106. Mary July 11, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    I would love this weekend getaway to celebrate summer!

  107. Rocky Hayes July 11, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    Recently moved here from Las Vegas, havent had best of luck. Divorced this year lost beautiful girlfriend & struggled find a job. Could really use something nice or have something good happen. Love it here as reminds me of home state of Montana (minus snow).

  108. Cathy P July 11, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

    I recently moved home to Portland after almost 12 years in Alaska. Would love the opportunity to go somewhere new that I’ve never been before and get to meet some new people too!

  109. Natalie July 11, 2014 at 11:00 pm #

    What a lovely package! As much as I would love to get away and enjoy the evening at the Oregon Gardens, I would like to win this for my best friend and her husband. It was their 5 year wedding anniversary last week and they were unable to celebrate due to the financial struggles they are experiencing right now. I would love to gift this fabulous giveaway to them!

  110. Jackie July 12, 2014 at 12:47 am #

    Never been before! This sounds neat!

  111. Katie July 12, 2014 at 3:19 am #

    I have never been to the garden but have been wanting to visit. This would be a perfect get away for me that i def need

  112. Rachel Hammer July 12, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    After volunteering at the Garden’s recent beerfest, I’d love to go back and have an opportunity to explore!

  113. Erika S. July 12, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    I would love to win this for my parents! They need a good date night, especially since they didn’t really get to celebrate their 30th anniversary this year!

  114. Kassidy Cornelison July 12, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    My boyfriend and I will be both abroad for the fall (in different counties), meaning we won’t get to see each other for about five months. This would be an awesome getaway for us before we both leave!

  115. Jay B July 12, 2014 at 11:38 pm #

    Just moved here and it would be great to explore!

  116. Silvia Barbosa July 13, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    Exactly what the doctor ordered! My husband and I run a food cart downtown and work 12-14 a day and just breaking even. We desperately need a night away to keep our sanity and keep going with our business.

  117. Teresa Hughes July 13, 2014 at 11:06 am #

    Would love to go check this out with my boyfriend!

  118. LeAnna July 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

    I have never been but have always wanted to go. This would be a great opportunity to give off my summer of adventure and discovery. Pick me!

  119. Kathryn July 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    This sounds like an absolutely amazing time. I would love to take my husband on something like this.

  120. Ken Fisher July 13, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

    This would be so awesome! I really wanna take my beautfulblondie girlfriend.

  121. Tiffany July 13, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    I could really, really use it after the past few weeks I’ve been through… My husband and I love wine and really need to relax!

  122. MK July 14, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    I would like to attend because we are loving the summer weather and this sounds like a lot of fun!

  123. Dave Taube July 14, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    I visited the Oregon Garden when it first opened. The vegetation was small and sparse. I would LOVE to return to the Garden to see how it looks with all the plants grown in.

  124. Casey H July 16, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    I love sunsets and drinks!

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