International Rose Test Garden, Portland
About International Rose Test Garden, Portland
International Rose Test Garden, Portland - Address, Phone Number
Address: 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 07:30 am - 09:00 pm Details
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With the fear of decimation, a responsible citizen had foreseen the threat of the European roses being subject to extinction during the bombing of the First World War. This very thought convinced the government ultimately giving birth to the International Rose Test Garden. In this sumptuous garden, you will get a chance to stroll amidst 10,000 blooming flowers belonging to about 500 different species. The park acts like an oasis amidst the bustle of city, thereby rejuvenating you and making you believe in the immortality of beauty.
International Rose Test Garden Information
- Best time to visit the garden is from of April to October.
How To reach International Rose Test Garden by Public Transport
- By Train: BNSF Railway Co
- Union Pacific Railroad Co
- By Bus: SW Rose Garden Blvd & Sherwood
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I give this a five star because it was FREE and full of beautiful fragrant flowers. Here, in this park, the people who run it have taken the time to label different plants, flowers and trees. I think that is a very neat feature. It was great to be able to leisurely walk around and learn some things. I was also impressed with the sheer amount of roses, they just seemed to go one for quite a while. There were many varieties and colors.
This visit is early October and although there were still roses to see, I bet it is more phenomenal during peak month, which we were told would be in the month of June. There is also a peek-a-boo view of downtown Portland thru the trees. No entrance fee and it is right across the Japanese Garden. To tour and enjoy the whole garden would probably take more or less 1.5 hrs.. Drop by the wonderfully curated Gift Shop with wonderful items, of course, rose-related.
Literally breathtaking. I love gardens, especially roses. Not only is there practically every species and color of rose, but they are the most immaculate bushes/flowers I have ever laid eyes on. I wish it was my own personal garden. I wish I could bottle the air - that smell! I'd be there all the time if I lived closer.
The rose test garden is beautiful and free! You do have to pay to park, but it's a minimal hourly charge. The parking gets very busy as it shares space with the Japanese garden, but as long as you're not in a hurry you will be fine. Obviously go when the roses are in bloom, not the middle of winter. These pictures are from the first weekend of september.
It was hot as heck today (record heat) but once I was down in the garden it was amazing. So much beauty. Some of the roses were so fragrant but not like Bath and Body works...(knock me over scent). It was lovely way to spend a few hours. Would love to come back on a cooler day and stay even longer. Dogs allowed in leash. Mine is a service dog but I saw other pups there
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