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International Rose Test Garden

400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful roses” (280 reviews)
“smell the roses” (151 reviews)
“full bloom” (221 reviews)
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well it's in the name! International Rose Test Garden. Today marks 100 years for the garden and it's breathtaking, not any perfect photo can give the blooms justice. The IRTG is located in Washington Park (same are as the Oregon Zoo). Parking is hard. So...More

Thank PacificBird26
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautifully laid out, overlooking the city, even when roses were slightly past their peak. Easy walking, so many different varieties, fragrance to die for! My friend had her wedding in their gazebo--a perfect place.

Thank papillonlady
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The International Rose Test Garden is wonderful. Since roses need a lot of sun plan to get hot out there. I'd recommend sunblock and a hat. I love the variety of roses and all the beautiful colors. It's also a great place to have a...More

Thank chickabeegrrl
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Very well worth spending the afternoon walking amidst all of the beautiful flowers. Got some ideas for what I want to put in my garden back home!

Thank cdjd84
Reviewed 2 days ago

Oldest public rose garden with beautiful views of down town Portland & also Mt. Hood ., Roughly 4.5 acres of beautiful colorful roses of all colors & sizes. Open Memorial through Labor day. We went on our tour from Viator so am not sure about...More

Thank Rama1004
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was cool, and it was free. Very pretty. Lots of different colors. Took about a half hour to an hour to walk through.

Thank chadyoung1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed going through this free rose garden after visiting The Japanese Garden. It's September so there isn't as much there as summertime but considering that we were still impressed with the roses in bloom. Since we had already paid for parking near The Japanese...More

1  Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 3 days ago

The smell is as wonderful as the sight of these magnificent flowers. The views in every direction are just filled with flowers. You can stroll through the rows to get a close up look and/or take photos. There is no fee and the Rose Garden...More

Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was surprised how much was in bloom in late september, excellent views of the city and a wonderful escape from the city.

Thank diverguy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Roses in all colors, shapes and aromas.There is also lovely gift shop with some unusual items, mostly made from roses or about roses.

Thank yalta_alya
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9 June 2017|
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Response from Sy93063 | Reviewed this property |
In August, it opened at 7 or 7:30--check the website. Parking is fREE until 9:30am.
6 May 2017|
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Response from 679heidiw | Reviewed this property |
I seriously doubt it! We just have Lilacs that are blooming and rododendrums, and our nights are somewhere between 39-41 degrees! We've had a long, colder winter here. 🌹
19 April 2017|
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Response from bbaker5555 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you will see good bloom in September. There is bus service to Washington Park, also you can take BIG PINK. It is a hop on hop off open air tour bus that stops at the garden as well.