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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.
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400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've been here about ten times and it never gets old. Such a poetic, educational, and beautiful garden full of test roses. There are rows and rows and bushes of them everywhere and a platform that overlooks the city of Portland. The colors and names...More

Thank Buttajess
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This rose garden is stunning! We really enjoyed seeing the large variety of roses and wandering around. It was also a nice surprise to learn its free!!

Thank Bethany S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While visiting the Japanese garden right next door is the Rose Garden which is Spectacular. There are over 800+ varieties of roses and over 10,000 rose plants. The smell of roses permeates the air. Just be careful when you smell the roses as there are...More

Thank Olena S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Rose Garden is gorgeous from early summer through early fall, and has a great view of the city at any time of year. Definitely worth a visit and admission is free! Parking is the major hassle -- recommend taking public transit to the zoo...More

Thank Christena D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth a visit. The gardens are colourful and the views are excellent. Great place to relax. Highly recommended.

Thank Dean C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't miss the Rose Test Garden. It's overflowing with exquisite roses of every color and heavenly scents. Even if you're not into gardening, you shouldn't miss this gem.

Thank weirdflamingo
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing range of roses laid out with spectacular view over the city. Was a little concerned that 2H September might be a bit late but there was still a spectatcular range in flower.

Thank Nigel4921
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an opportunity to see more varieties of roses than you can imagine. We were there in late August and some of the plants were well past their prime, but others were in full bloom and a pleasure to see. There is signage pointing...More

Thank david92130
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A beautiful spot with a great family friendly atmosphere. Would recommend for an afternoon stroll with family!

Thank Marie d
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The garden is nice and seeing all those roses bloom was spectacular. It is a bit of a hassle to park in the area during the weekend. If you plan to visit Portland several days, I would recommend doing this gardens during the week.

Thank Angi P
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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.
Joette H
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