About the Nursery and Gardens

Dancing Oaks Nursery and Gardens is a retail and mail order nursery nestled in the foothills of the coast range in the central Willamette Valley. The Nursery grows unusual trees, shrubs and perennials garnered from all corners of the world. We have carefully selected these plants for their unique characteristics and believe that they merit cultivation and appreciation in Northwest gardens and beyond. 

The nursery is embedded in an established display garden where you can see hundreds (maybe thousands — we’ve lost track!) of mature plant specimens, plantings designed to accent attractive characteristics, and beds which illustrate suitable companion plants.

In the heart of the garden is the Pavilion building that is comprised of the nursery office as well as a large covered patio. Visitors are welcome to bring their sack lunches and dine — or just take a break and enjoy the view — outside on the patio anytime.

Our thanks to Shirley Bushnell for shooting this video from her drone for us, and putting the video together for us.

Early spring is a wonderful time to visit the nursery with thousands of bulbs and many varieties of daffodils blooming. We welcome visitors to the nursery and look forward to sharing our enthusiasm for plants with you. We are very fortunate to have a dedicated, knowledgeable & fun team that make Dancing Oaks Nursery, Inc. possible. For them and their hours of sharing their talents & gifts, Nursery Co-Owners, Leonard and Fred, are very grateful.

L to R: Leonard, Becca, Heather, Kevin, Sloan, Jodi, Anna, and Jason. (Fall 2018)
Dancing Oaks Nursery and Gardens Staff


We are members of International Plant Propagators Society, The Oregon Association of Nurseries, The Royal Horticultural Society, North American Rock Garden Society, Oregon Hardy Plant Society and the Salem Hardy Plant Society. We would highly recommend membership in any of these organizations for great first hand information about various species, seed exchanges, seminars, and programs.

If you visit you might also be greeted by one of our resident cats and dogs looking for a few strokes & a kind word. Though we are big animal lovers, we recommend that you leave yours at home, since one of our resident greyhounds doesn't always play well with others. If they are with you PLEASE check in before letting them out of the car.