By Nikki Cleveland
Spring is a beautiful time to visit the Oregon Coast when the wildflowers are in full bloom. And what better way to see the gorgeous flowers this season than by visiting a free public garden?
The Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy is a hidden gem on the backroads of Lincoln City. This one-acre garden is free to visit from dawn to dusk daily. Visitors can enjoy self-guided tours by walking along the pathways that wind throughout the garden.
Over 24 botanical plant signs are located throughout the garden to help visitors interpret the many different types of trees and plants. The winding pathways provide a beautiful nature walk year-round, but spring and summer are the best time to visit when the rhododendrons, shrubs, and perennials are in full bloom.
The Garden House, containing the gift shop and art gallery, are currently closed due to the pandemic. However, the garden paths are still open for visitors to roam. If you want something to take home, plants are available to purchase out front via cash envelopes.
The Connie Hansen Garden is located at 1931 NW 33rd St, Lincoln City, OR. You can learn more on their website at ConnieHansenGarden.com.