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International Rose Test Garden

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Address: 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
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The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the...

The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.

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The rose garden was lovely with lots of blooms and aromas. There was a wedding party taking pictures in the gardens, so that should tell you how pretty it is there. I recommend... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The rose garden was lovely with lots of blooms and aromas. There was a wedding party taking pictures in the gardens, so that should tell you how pretty it is there. I recommend visiting this place in conjunction with the Japanese Gardens. They're near each other and the whole thing would take 2, maybe 3, hours.

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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The rose garden visit was a bit of a disappointment. It is next to the Japanese garden. The rose garden is under refurbishment at this time and most of it was inaccessible, the part that was available was tidy but of course too early in the season for blooms. Another month, ( May) will make a massive difference.

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Las Cruces, NM
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like gardens then add this to your bucket list ...WOW ...We took the train and walked and walked and walked but it was worth it ...Amazing variety of roses ..great vistas ..wonderful!

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Bishop, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While the rose garden is free, you must pay for metered parking. It was only a couple of bucks, though. We visited in April, and no roses were blooming at all yet, so we didn't get that much out of the garden. It must be magnificent when it IS in bloom, though! It's a still a very relaxing place to... More 

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Appleton, WI
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A rose of any name can be found here. The place is simply gorgeous when the roses are in bloom. Make sure you have enough memory on your digital photo device or film if you are an old schooler.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful park and area! There's a plethora of different gardens here, not just the rose variety. You also get some views of the skyline.

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Halstead, Kansas
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited at a time when very few roses had bloomed. The trees were nice though and it's free to visit.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beats the Japanese Garden for a reasonable dollar outing for a family or four or more! Access is better than the Japanese Garden and the atmosphere is equal. Commute with nature.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Miles of aisles of every rose variety under the sun. Beautifully laid out and pruned. Ample free parking. Situated right across walkway from the exotic Japanese. Superb views of downtown Portland and beyond. Sculptures and more. Very pleasant and free.

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Portland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a lovely view of Portland plus some fragrant roses then this is place for you. The garden has different levels of roses so you can look over the entire garden from wherever you are walking.

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