Darren Heimbecker is the owner and designer of Whistling Gardens.
Darren and Wanda purchased a 56 acre farm in Wilsonville and Darren began
landscaping a cornfield into what is now one of the few privately operated
botanical gardens in the country. The collections contain some 4,500 different
plants including approximately 2,000 different cultivars of conifers and now
over 1,200 varieties of peonies.
Darren has a degree in Outdoor Education and often gives guided tours at the
gardens. In the off season he is actively building and working in the gardens
as well in his studio composing new music for the fountain program at the