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International Rose Test Garden

400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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Reviewed yesterday

I had fun walking around seeing the beauty of roses and smelling their perfume fragrance. Like they say, "Take time to smell the roses." With over 100 varieties you'll enjoy your time here. And it sits on a hill overlooking Portland with a nice view...More

Thank Mariel M
Reviewed yesterday

If you are a flower lover or even if you're not this place is beautiful! I never knew there were so many species of roses and the fragrance is wonderful.

Thank joannakelley
Reviewed yesterday

Sadly, the garden was doing some construction while we were there, but it wasn't too intrusive. While all the rose beds in the test garden are labeled, some individual roses throughout the garden are not, but there are plenty of volunteer gardeners around to answer...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a really fantastic garden of roses! More than 600 different types of roses and all colours of yellow, pink, red and purple with the most amazing smells! Now, this is what we did. We took the TriMet (red or blue it doesn't matter)...More

Thank birch_abedul
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have always wanted to see the Rose Garden after reading about it and so when I visited Portland in June, it war ideal time to visit, even if it was drizzling or raining. The roses are beyond words, the smell is divine and you...More

Thank htsteacher
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're in the downtown area and you're up for a walk through some of the districts, this is a great end destination. It took us about 30 minutes to walk here from Powell Street Books. The gardens offer free entry and if you're here...More

Thank Wanderlustfulme
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

International Rose Testing Garden or simply Rose Garden is laid out over 4.5 acres on sloping hills in Washington Garden on 400 Kingston Avenue in south west Portland.it is not far from the downtown area. Around 10000 varieties of roses are grown in the garden....More

Thank 198pradeep
Reviewed 2 days ago

The garden looks small when you first arrive, but turns out to have levels of gorgeous gardens and roses. You could spend hours lost in blissful beauty and scents.

Thank A C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Rose garden next to the Japanese Garden is beyond gorgeous. There is so many different colors of roses it's beyond amazing! I could have sat in the garden for hours. God's blessings!!!

Thank Lonna C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Second week of June and flowers are past peak, but many still coming on. Four extremely well planned acres of manicured garden dense with roses of every color, shape, fragrance and size with easy access to every rose, whoever designed this is genius - a...More

Thank Bruce M
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What are the visiting hours? How much time we should allow to see the Rose Garden?
8 June 2017|
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Response from KathieVee | Reviewed this property |
You can enjoy it for hours or just a quick stop. Depends on blooming season and what you are interested in. So many incredibly beautiful old stock to write down it take a picture of.
Are the roses in bloom now? (May 5)
6 May 2017|
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Response from 679heidiw | Reviewed this property |
I seriously doubt it! We just have Lilacs that are blooming and rododendrums, and our nights are somewhere between 39-41 degrees! We've had a long, colder winter here. 🌹
We plan to go Portland rose garden around 10-14 Sep. Is that period of rose blooming? Is there any public transport to get there? How much the fare?
19 April 2017|
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Response from AonMileFailte | Reviewed this property |
I think there is minimal blooming that time of year but the gardens are still beautiful a non-peak blooming times. I was there with minimal blooming on Nov and still enjoyed it. There is no public transit to the park. There... More