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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 today

Simply amazing color and variety of spectacular roses. A must see on any visit to the Portland area.

Thank David B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In spite of it not being the height of the season for roses, the number of varieties found at the International Rose Test Garden was astounding. Beautiful grounds, lovely paths for strolling, and plenty of photo opportunities.

Thank S N
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have never seen so many roses in one place. And it was September! Colors I have never seen also. The layout is perfect for wandering and seeing it all. Worth the trip to the park.

Thank 1Barb65
Reviewed 2 days ago

The scents, colours and sheer vastness of the gardens are a jewel in the crown of Portland so take a peek and be sure to stop and smell the roses.

Thank Jasmine I
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You shouldn't miss this park, even if you aren't a rose enthusiast. It is amazing. I think 55 varieties of roses on display throughout the gardens. Lost count of the number of roses. The colours and fragrances transport you through the meandering flower beds to...More

Thank TATAustralia
Reviewed 2 days ago

This garden is absolutely beautiful. I was amazed at how many different types of roses there are and the scents were lovely. This is a must see and do if visiting Portland. Would recommend a guided tour to learn about the testing, developing, and showing...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So many roses and still blooming in mid September. Even as avid gardeners we found the sheer volume of roses on show overwhelming but thoroughly enjoyed our visit. A great asset to Portland.

Thank Camda
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great relaxing community! Super spots for those pics you desire for others to see. Try to visit here always.

Thank ILglen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow is the only way to describe the wonderful smell when the breeze came up. Colors range is so unbelievable. Perfect spot for photos of your group

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So many roses to choose from, so many shapes and colors,. A free feast for everyone in the family,. Just walk around and enjoy

Thank Jacqueline P
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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.
Joette H
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