Wild Ginger Farm is our labor of love on a small acreage in Beavercreek, Oregon. We grow hundreds of unusual alpine and rock garden plants, as well as woodland plants and Western natives. Most visitors see at least one plant they have never before had the opportunity to see in cultivation!
Truls Jensen was born in Norway and, after moving to the U.S. as a child, was drawn to the Sierra Nevada of California where he explored and backpacked extensively. His interest in nature led him to study biology and ultimately earn a PhD in Entomology. As a scientist he conducted ecological field research for the University of California, the United States Department of Agriculture and the Illinois Natural History Survey.
Truls brings his observational skills to his role as primary propagator at Wild Ginger Farm. His ability to think outside the box has led to innovative propagation and cultivation approaches.
Emma Elliott has always loved plants, whether found in the garden or discovered on a hike. A retired clinical social worker, she now enjoys pursuing her passion growing rare plants.
Emma created and maintains the Wild Ginger Farm website, sharing her photos and plant descriptions as well as garden ideas with visitors. Her goal is to inspire others to learn about and grow uncommon plants and create naturalistic garden spaces.
Meet Our Canine Staff
Visitors to the nursery are often greeted at the gate by our two border collies, Lucy and Moki.
Lucy loves people and will do her best to train visitors how to play fetch, border collie style! (Hint: it is the people who do the fetching.)
Moki is always on the alert for visitors and leads the barking session when nursery visitors arrive. He enjoys romping with a stick or old pot in his mouth.