27861 SE Grange St
Boring, OR 97009
Please join us at the Boring Damascus Grange for a community celebration of the 80th birthday of Gordon Watkins!
Gordon is a local entrepreneur and an engaged member of our community. He and his wife Karen have owned the Boring Square Garden Center since 1985, when they took over Virgil Wells’ garden center that they had helped develop.
At the end of each week, Karen and Gordon Watkins donate extra produce their customers bring in to SnowCap Community Charities. Over the course of the last year, they donated 2,500 pounds of produce. ‘We have very good relationships with the community and other garden centers,’ Gordon Watkins says.
Another example: During the Boring Fire District’s Christmas Basket Drive, the Watkins share their red Radio Flyer wagons, which double in purpose as basket haulers. Right now, the Boring Square Garden Center carries a variety of fruit trees, berries, vegetable starts, trees, shrubs and potting soils, all from local growers. Boring Square Garden Center also holds a variety of free seminars.