Pioneer lumberman and shipbuilder, Louis J. Simpson
established shore acres as his private estate on the shoreline of
the Pacific Ocean not far from Coos Bay, Oregon. The grounds grew
to contain 5 acres of beautiful gardens. In 1942, the property was
purchased by the State of Oregon as a public park.
The gardens and grounds have been
lovingly restored and updated by a non-profit group, The Friends
of Shore Acres, Inc.
Interesting and unique flowers, evergreen
shrubs and trees,
including the largest Monterey pine in Oregon. Bloom times are
based on normal/average conditions at Shore Acres and may vary.