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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 3 days ago

To be 100% honest it’s also my on,y rose garden. But I imagine if I knew anything about roses ..besides that they smell nice..this would still be my favorite I went because it’s practically in downtown..it’s that easy to reach..and roses are the symbol of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AdamS2078
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked a small portion of this area after visiting the Japanese Gardens across the way. There are too many varieties of roses to name. There is a very helpful map to guide you through the gardens; it also allows you to go to view...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank alps2001
Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is free and has the biggest collection of roses I've seen. They have free tours with a docent on certain days (information can be obtained in the souvenir shop of this garden). Information sheets describe how new types of roses are bred. Beautiful...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Happytravel319
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This garden is so massive, that even those who feel they have a big garden will be amazed. I saw it after it was at peak flowering and still was in awe! If you are in Portland, take time to visit. Also, it is absolutely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The test garden was a beautiful multi level, multi color, multi scented rose garden. This garden is a free test garden with people creating their own type of roses. Fascinating and colorful! Hundreds of different roses! Have to visit to experience!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank laurabender21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is parking on the hill to enjoy this venue. Certain times of the year and some weekends, it may fill up quickly, so be aware. The lots aren't huge. I actually rode the Max to the Zoo location. Rode the elevator up and hopped...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank maxona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was definitely worth going to... If you are a botanist, florist, or physiologist I'm sure you would appreciate it more than I did. The bike ride up was beautiful and it is close to the Japanese Garden.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank H117RTkevine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This should be on your itinerary if you visit Portland between May and September. The garden offers hundreds of roses in bloom, and it is very kid-friendly. The kids might not be so interested in the flowers, but they can burn off some energy. Because...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 14 January 2019

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 13 January 2019 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
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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