Oregon Public Garden Reduces Admisions Rates - Hurray!
I was a little angry over the price of entering the Oregon Public Gardens in Silverton. It was $14 per adult when we visited in October of last year! I've paid less to get into world class gardens. The gardens just announced this year they are cutting the prices. Adults are now $10 which is still pricy, but doable. Good for them.
Most public gardens don't make their money off admissions anyway. All the gardens I have worked at received around 10% (with a max of 20%) of their yearly operating budget from entrance fees. There's no reason to hike the price, especially if it means losing visitors. The visitors are why public gardens exist, they should be doing everything to attract guests. And on that front The Oregon Public Garden is looking pretty good: