Flavel House Gardens
Flavel House Museum
714 Exchange St, Astoria OR, 97103
The Flavel House Gardens Project is an opportunity for Clatsop County Master Gardener Association trainees and members to be involved in the revitalization of the Flavel House gardens in an educational capacity. The garden site is one city square block in Astoria, Oregon. The Flavel House mansion (built in 1886) and Carriage House, along with a koi pond, are included within the site. Under the umbrella of the Clatsop County Historical Society, community members and CCMGA members are encouraged to revitalize the gardens.
Our goals include maintenance, but also MGs learning or teaching gardening skills in pruning, flower division, bulb planting, tree propagation, and care of 40-plus shrubs - finding ways to bring the gardens back to life for community members and tourists from around the world. The Carriage House needs perimeter landscaping by someone with a vision. And, we need a CCMGA trainee/member with knowledge of proper plantings to encourage bees and birds to visit the gardens. The koi pond is another area that needs someone with knowledge or the desire for knowledge in caring for the pond plants and fish. We are a team dedicated to revitalizing the historical Flavel House site using 21st-century gardening and wildlife knowledge.