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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

5801 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
+1 503-771-8386
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A Northwest Garden Rivaling Portland's Japanese Garden

On one of the first warm days since September of 2016 we took our youngest six-year old... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gary K
Portland, Oregon
Beautiful place to stroll during the spring

this garden, set in the area around Reed College, is all Rhodies and azeleas, water falls and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Helen S
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5801 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
+1 503-771-8386
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Reviewed yesterday

On one of the first warm days since September of 2016 we took our youngest six-year old granddaughter on a walk through this wonderland of rhododendrons and azaleas encompassing Crystal Springs Lake near Reed College. We have been to the Japanese Garden many times and...More

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 2 days ago

this garden, set in the area around Reed College, is all Rhodies and azeleas, water falls and lakes, bridges and trees and peacefulness. A great place to go to take a break andbask in the floral glory of a Portland Spring. Never been there in...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The rodendrons were in full bloom as well as some others. Was there on Monday so was not very busy which was nice. As stated by others a beautiful quiet place to visit.

Thank Fixer09
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely garden for admiring the blooms in the spring but also for migratory bird watching in the fall or just walking around any time.

Thank MsMacPortlandOR
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in the spring when many of the plants were in bloom - probably the best time to visit. There were also baby ducks which were very cute. There was very little information about any of the plant varieties though - some labels but...More

Thank Em H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even in the rain, the gardens were breathtaking! The paths are well landscaped, the gardens are vivid green colors and the rhododendrons were all in bloom! Do not miss this!

1  Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pretty park. Every shade of rhododendrons is represented and gorgeous. You will enjoy the walk around the park and ponds with ducks and geese.

Thank sxftblnd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent display of rhododendrons. A must to see in Portland spring if you like flowers. Nice outing for a small group.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We got here early and to our delight there is no entry fee before 10am. As you walk in we took the path to the left and we walked down by the small Brooke and we did the loop. We covered the whole garden in...More

Thank Alicia R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Even on a rainy day, the garden was stunning with the blooming rhododendrons and cherry trees. The resident ducks were an added bonus. It's well worth the little drive and minimal admission fee.

Thank Cris2019
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What are the best times of year to visit Crystal Springs
26 March 2017|
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Response from JRBailor | Reviewed this property |
For the buds to blooms on the rhodies..... April to first part of August. Yet, anytime is very nice. Even on a rainy day with a great umbrella. It is relaxing and renewing from the busy-ness of life. It is not over... More
Red C
Hello Jan D, I noted your post about parking at Crystal Springs Garden. I am very sorry that someone received a ticket for parking in the bike lane. I would hope that people are aware that parking is NOT allowed in any bike lane in the City of Portland. The garden does have a 'gentleman's agreement' with Reed College to use their parking lot across the street. Be aware that there may be events at the collage and their lot may be full. Red Portland Chapter American Rhododendron Soc.
30 July 2016|
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Julie C
I have a group of low-income Seniors that I take out on Fridays to "connect with nature." Is there a discount for Seniors or perhaps a free day for them to view the garden? Thanks for your information.
27 May 2016|
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Response from almyt | Reviewed this property |
There is also no admission charged prior to 10AM, if you can get them there early enough, or after 6PM. The park itself is open dawn to dusk. So you still have an opportunity on Fridays.