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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Gabriel Park Nature Patch

The Gabriel Park Nature Patch is a beautiful, ecologically diverse pollinator landscape.

Gabriel Nature Patch in August 2019


Special thanks to the neighborhood who came out in March to bring this garden to life with a wide variety of flowering native and ornamental plants. 

The Crew at the Gabriel Nature Patch Planting.

Help care for this space!

Email program coordinator Eric Rosewall to get learn about upcoming stewardship events here.


Designed in partnership with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the Gabriel Park Nature Patch includes native and ornamental flowering shrub beds with natural seating and habitat features. The nature patch, across from the community garden and orchard, overlooks a beautiful pollinator meadow to the north that has over thirty varieties of native forbs, grasses, and wildflowers to support wildlife. Check out the plan below.

View the Gabriel Nature Patch Plan & Plant List

Click to view the plan and plant list for the nature patch.


The nature patch has a community gathering shelter, modeled on this one seen at Sabin School. Construction is expected to take place in fall 2019.

View of the Pollinator Meadow & Shelter Design

The nature patch overlooks an expansive pollinator meadow seen here during early establishment summer 2018.