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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” (273 reviews)
“smell the roses” (147 reviews)
“full bloom” (217 reviews)
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Flower lovers and gardeners alike will delight in this garden. It is located in Washington Park. Admission is free. There is a huge variety of roses. It is lovely to wander through and explore the gardens. Parking is limited. Walking is is option, but be...More

Thank Travelluver84
Reviewed yesterday

the variety and blooms are unbelievable. There are no boring roses for everyone is different and special.

Thank Annie S
Reviewed yesterday

I love flowers but am not an expert of any kind. I did love seeing the wide variety of roses in these gardens, that just seem to go on and on. It was a sunny day so the roses were vibrant and of so many...More

Thank MartyW60
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful grounds of roses galore. We had a fun time walking around... I was in "rose heaven". Free to enter but parking was difficult

Thank Mel1451
Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed the rose garden, but I wish there were more tours and education helping me understand what I was seeing. It is worth seeing, but I'd recommend going as a companion to seeing the Japanese Garden.

Thank natatafish
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice way to spend a couple of hours while visiting Portland. The garden is lovely and well maintained. Wonderful selection of roses!

Thank Tricia831
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved walking through all the beautiful roses of all different types and colors. Beautiful! Definitely worth a visit and it's free of charge.

Thank Annette G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here on a hot afternoon in August, and it was lovely and cool (comparatively). Parking was somewhat difficult, but once we got past that, we had a great time !

Thank marymcd
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visit the Rose Gardens frequently and always love taking the time to walk around, read more about the varieties that have been created over time, planted, and to see how beautifully the grounds are maintained. If you have not taken the time to go,...More

Thank JGPDX5535
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a free park shuttle from the Max station to the Rose Garden (and all around the park). The Rose Garden is beautiful, and we had a lovely time walking around, checking out the flowers. We only spent about 25 minutes walking through the...More

Thank azsuma
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9 June 2017|
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Response from SharoninOK | Reviewed this property |
Cannot post a link to the gardens. Their website state 7A-9P. My husband and I spent 2 hours in the rose garden, and could have easily spent more, but we were limited on our time in Washington Park. Hope you enjoy.
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 AonMileFailte | Reviewed this property |
I think there is minimal blooming that time of year but the gardens are still beautiful a non-peak blooming times. I was there with minimal blooming on Nov and still enjoyed it. There is no public transit to the park. There... More