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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

5801 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
+1 503-771-8386
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Awesome floral display in spring

I look forward to going every year when the rhododendrons and magnolias start blooming. A nice... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jm J
Very nice nature walk worth a stop

Sure, there are lots of more exciting places to visit in Portland. This is a very peaceful place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Corpus Christi, Texas
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In the summer months, this peaceful park comes alive with brightly colored rhododendrons.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5801 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
+1 503-771-8386
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I look forward to going every year when the rhododendrons and magnolias start blooming. A nice walking path surrounds the property and makes a wonderful romantic stroll over the water as wildlife cavorts under your feet.

Thank Jm J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sure, there are lots of more exciting places to visit in Portland. This is a very peaceful place with lots of ducks and squirrels, with well-maintained gardens. There are several lagoons making for a nice nature walk.

Thank beachboywantabe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The garden is large and is beautiful, even when the rhododendrons are not in bloom. Plan for a lot of walking and to potentially get a bit lost. It was a great, low-key experience.

Thank Diana W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful morning wandering the lush green paths and watching the birds. Parking is limited but we were able to park across the street at Reed. Well worth the $5. Fabulous place to take photos. Lots of paths in sun or shade. Just watch the goose...More

Thank Kit W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful garden for only $5.00 per person, and enough trails, bridges and benches to allow you to relax all afternoon. It was a hot day when we went, but there were plenty of shaded areas and even with quite a few visitors, it...More

1  Thank SueinPortland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in town for only a short while, we made time for a visit. We enjoyed an early morning stroll through Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in southeastern Portland, OR. Well worth a visit!

Thank OhWowMan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Due to dreary weather on Mother's Day, my daughters decided to wait a week to celebrate and we ended up with perfect weather for our visit. Many of the rhododendrons were past their prime but not all, and the beauty of the gardens in the...More

Thank 1stimer_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to see this garden and had no idea that I would see so many different kind of ducks. Spectacular gardens for $5 and I had free parking on the Reed college campus. I decided to have lunch in Reeds main dining hall and...More

1  Thank ElleT671
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On one of the first warm days since September of 2016 we took our youngest six-year old granddaughter on a walk through this wonderland of rhododendrons and azaleas encompassing Crystal Springs Lake near Reed College. We have been to the Japanese Garden many times and...More

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

this garden, set in the area around Reed College, is all Rhodies and azeleas, water falls and lakes, bridges and trees and peacefulness. A great place to go to take a break andbask in the floral glory of a Portland Spring. Never been there in...More

Thank Helen S
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What are the best times of year to visit Crystal Springs
26 March 2017|
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Response from JRBailor | Reviewed this property |
For the buds to blooms on the rhodies..... April to first part of August. Yet, anytime is very nice. Even on a rainy day with a great umbrella. It is relaxing and renewing from the busy-ness of life. It is not over... More
Julie C
I have a group of low-income Seniors that I take out on Fridays to "connect with nature." Is there a discount for Seniors or perhaps a free day for them to view the garden? Thanks for your information.
26 May 2016|
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Response from almyt | Reviewed this property |
There is also no admission charged prior to 10AM, if you can get them there early enough, or after 6PM. The park itself is open dawn to dusk. So you still have an opportunity on Fridays.