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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 2 days ago

This beautiful garden has so many gorgeous varieties of roses. You can even find a few blooms in winter. There is also a Shakespearan Garden to one side. Access by car has become limited so our visiting guests or when the elderly will have difficulty...More

Thank Timpage
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nationally recognized rose garden in Washington Park, just down the hill from the Portland Japanese Rose Garden. The roses are usually out by early July, sometimes earlier.

Thank curioustraveler406
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must see - even in mid-October nearly all the roses were in beautiful bloom. Great place to stroll around, there's a cute little gift shop, and it's only a couple minute walk to the Japanese garden. About a 20 minute walk from the Providence...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 4 days ago

This garden, June - September is spectacular! Imagine thousands of roses in bloom. The views from the garden are also amazing!

Thank jassyp101
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like roses/flowers, this is well worth a walk-around to see what they have growing. I've been here before and I'll visit next again next time I'm in Portland...

Thank Joel B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A very pretty free garden in Washington Park quite near the Japanese Garden. Though many blooms were over or starting to fade, there were enough bushes blooming in October to tel that it must be an incredible sight in the heart of the season!

Thank Beehivemdi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The gardens are truly a “gem” for Portland!! The amazing selection that were in bloom made our visit wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. The roses and colors were spectacular for a city garden (no admit fee). We were on a quest to...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great for taking photos and wandering around, but there’s not much else there. Definitely walk through but the true attraction for me was the Japanese Garden across the road.

Thank DearEliza
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mesmerizing colors, scents and flowers. You can spend hours walking, smelling and taking pics. Kind of romantic also..

Thank laura f
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seriously a must visit when you're visiting Portland, especially in the summer when all the roses bloom at the Test Garden. Parking is tricky during high season, but it's very worth it. Bring a picnic and enjoy the glorious Portland summer here.

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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