A Photographic Journal of the Elk Rock Garden at the Bishop's Close

Welcome to Elk Rock Garden, the garden at the Bishop’s Close. This is our new website where we will be posting comments and observations from the head gardener as well as photos from any who like to take photos in the garden.

Welcome to our garden!



The July issue of the digital magazine, Garden Time, featured an article about the garden. Here is an excerpt from the article: The Elk Rock Garden at Bishop’s Close is a treasure of a botanical garden tucked into a Dunthorpe neighborhood overlooking the Willamette River.…

Elk Rock Garden featured in magazine cover article

March 29, 2013 Peter was born May 30, 1940 in Portland. His parents were Sir James and Lady McDonald (Anne Kerr). He attended Riverdale School and the Thacher School in Ojai, Calif. before graduating from Brown University. His interest in the environment led him to…

Peter Garwood McDonald

 John Williams Stoddard Platt, age 100, passed away at his home Jan. 9, 2013. He was the youngest of five children born in Dayton, Ohio to Edwin Francis and Alice Stoddard Platt. The family moved to Portland when John was 2, and he called Portland…

John Williams Stoddard Platt