John and Lilla Leach, the creators of Leach Garden, were married on the 13th day at the 13th hour with 13 wedding guests in Aurora, Oregon.
Leach Botanical Garden will be celebrating the anniversary of their wedding on Friday, September 13, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with a Stone Cabin Open House, a treasure hunt, light refreshments and historical displays in the Manor House.
John Leach promised Lilla that he could wrangle a mule team and take her places no "cake eating botanists" would go. John was a pharmacist who opened the original Phoenix Pharmacy at 67th and SE Foster Road; Lilla was a botanist who went on to find five species of plants previously unknown to science. The couple lived in the hone they called Sleepy Hollow until 1972.
Come visit the garden, see the plans for the Upper Garden development project currently underway, and join in the festivities.