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hard to find but worth it

Portland is getting so big and busy that you might think quiet respites no longer exist. Ahhhh, but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
Serene Beauty

This out of the way garden was a real surprise. While it is at the Bishop's Close, the garden is... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Paula B
Santa Ana, California
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Beautiful public gardens full of ponds and rare flowers.
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11800 SW Military Ln, Portland, OR 97219-8436
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portland is getting so big and busy that you might think quiet respites no longer exist. Ahhhh, but they do. The garden is not overly big so it's any easy stroll. Benches to sit and ponder are plentiful. The ancient trees, the view of the...More

Thank pochen9
Reviewed 8 June 2018

This out of the way garden was a real surprise. While it is at the Bishop's Close, the garden is open to the public. The garden was obviously planted according to a plan, but has a very natural look. Periodic benches enable visitors to relax...More

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The paths are nice and have small rocks which help you feel stable through the winding paths. Several flowers were in bloom. If you are physically able, there are stone steps that will allow you to check out paths and the top level by the...More

Thank AlliEric L
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We spent about two hours exploring the gardens and enjoying the fragrances. We could not help but photograph what Mother Nature had to offer. This is an ideal place to go relax and escape the madness of civilization. Probably the best time to visit is...More

1  Thank Nana G
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Driving to Elk Rock Garden is part of the fun. The neighborhood where the garden is bespeaks of a great deal of Portland "Old Money". The homes are classic and the beautiful mansions tease about what you are about to experience. There is a parking...More

1  Thank Milestogo007
Reviewed 12 April 2018

The trails and environment were wonderful. It was very pleasant, having the place to ourselves. This is an area of mansions, and this is one of the biggest estates. The one-page history was fascinating about how this plan was settled in 1888 and given to...More

2  Thank Alan F
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Looking for Elk Rock, Google found this for us. Tucked into an exclusive neighborhood SW of Portland it's a real gem. Acres of trails take you to breathtaking cliff views of the Willamette River. Many of the plants are labelled and all are well cared...More

Thank RushCubFan
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Senior couple. A small unique garden. Quiet along the walkways viewing the unique plants and trees. Not a big place but well worth the time. Nice view of the river.

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This lovely little garden is beautiful and FREE. Also, there are NO bathrooms. We came here twice on our trip because we loved it so much. There is a very short path you can meander around. There is a big grassy area you can sit...More

Thank Carrie S
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Came upon this place by chance.Easy to find and a secluded place.Very peaceful with a car park that accommodates 10 or 12 cars.Wonderful private garden with lots of different types of plants and trees.A great view of the river and takes about 30 minutes to...More

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