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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.
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400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s often hard to park. Better to take a bus. Don’t go too early in summer on in winter for best viewing. Nothing here in winter. Early spring and few flowers are blooming yet. Best to go during rose festival or a little later.

Thank lindasU7233GC
Reviewed 2 days ago

Few roses left by early November. The rains prior week took out most of them. The garden is on the hillside, smaller than expected. A plus is that near Japanese Garden as well.

Thank Otto L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited in mid-November which is too late to see much roses. Most are definitely gone so it is a lot of bare bushes. You can tell the layout and structure is such that it would be beautiful during summer, so we'd like to revisit if...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The parking is hectic All kind of roses color bring your bottle of water and use public transportation if you can

Thank alzeneh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in mid-March when few things were blooming. From our walk around the gardens it was abundantly clear this is a special space that deserves attention during the right time of the year. Parking for us was easy, but I would imagine not so...More

Thank xtalguy_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved how beautiful this place was! There were so many flowers we spent a lot of time taking pictures. It is free and one of my favorite attractions.

Thank ZoeA167
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best Rose Garden i have visited so far. One can find Roses of a large variety of colors. The garden is very well laid out & has no entrance fee. The best time to visit is during summer.

Thank rakepur2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful roses in bloom from end May to end Sept. Summer plays in the outdoor amphitheater. A great view of Portland too!

Thank sailingzephyr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The International Rose Test Garden is in close proximity to Portland’s Japanese Garden. While fall has no roses in bloom, the grounds are well manicured and beautiful to walk around. The gardens also showcase the names of every award winning rose dating back to the...More

Thank CBowerman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the location and the city view. Variety of the roses is an amazing quantity. Parking is busy around the weekend so you can park in the city and walk there like 0.5 mls uphill. We parked on Burnsride st. Fun place to visit is...More

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4 August 2018|
Response from Judy G | Reviewed this property |
There should still be roses blooming, unless there is an early frost.
Barbara H
29 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