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International Rose Test Garden

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The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
As featured in 3 Days in Portland
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Rose Garden is always such a beautiful place (even when not in bloom). The location on the hill gives a great view of the city and Mt. Hood. We go to see the roses, we go for photo shoots, we go for live performances...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jondeveaux42
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful n beautiful place. Had wonderful time walking around with my young grandkids. Highly recommend this for locals and visitors.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a few “don’t miss” places in Portland, and the Rose Garden is one of them. It’s so beautiful!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ardith L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love roses. It was raining so not the best visit. Really hard to identify the roses you are looking at.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming here when the roses are in bloom is always a happy day! Located in the SW area known as Washington Park, you can visit here and take a shuttle to stop at other attractions. The IRTG is vivacious and full of life, for free!...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PDXEmmaB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to the rose garden, I saw -- only a few blooms. The garden is clearly amazing but word to the wise: don't visit in late November! I was told later by my Uber driver to visit in May, June, July, August, September --...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank therandomnumbergod
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful display of a variety of forms, shapes and colours. Easy to navigate. Many flowers still in full bloom. Took approximately 90 minutes to walk through and review. Well set up, plenty of instruction and materials. Enjoyed this visit to famous Rose Gardens

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kencoutts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The International Rose Test Garden in Portland is a beautiful place to visit, particularly when the roses are in full bloom. I went to the gardens to escape from the business of the city for a while and this was definitely the tranquil place that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there last September and lucky for us it was the season of roses in full bloom so the garden were colourful and pretty. We can even smell the roses the moment we entered the garden and it was really lovely. There were a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sitihajarmadina
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Thousands of rose bushes of every conceivable type and color. Although the garden is somewhat divided into sections, it's pretty much just a big open area with row after row of roses. it's definitely worth a stop if you are visiting Portland during season, but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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3 August 2018|
Response from Judy G | Reviewed this property |
There should still be roses blooming, unless there is an early frost.
Barbara H
28 June 2018|
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Response from Sheila G | Reviewed this property |
There is not a charge to visit the gardens, however you need to pay for parking.
14 May 2018|
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Response from Leslie Juan R | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately most of the roses will no longer be in bloom. However it is still a beautiful garden with a smaller part of the garden called the Shakespeare Garden that has other kinds of plants and flowers that may still be... More