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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

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Address: SE 28th Ave.and Woodstock St., Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: 503 771-8386
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Description: In the summer months, this peaceful park comes alive with brightly colored...
In the summer months, this peaceful park comes alive with brightly colored rhododendrons.
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The Rhododendrons where in bloom!

It was beautiful, in a lovely neighborhood! I wish they would keep all the dogs out of there. They said no dogs, yet, there were lots of them. The geese hated them. Still, it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Los Angeles
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It was beautiful, in a lovely neighborhood! I wish they would keep all the dogs out of there. They said no dogs, yet, there were lots of them. The geese hated them. Still, it was a pretty park.

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Collingwood, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

sadly, there had been heavy rainfall for two days and when i finally made it to the garden, most of the flowers had been washed away. it would be definitely have been spectacular when the flowers were all out. the garden is beautifully landscape with many vantage points and benches to sit and drink in the landscape.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have lived in the area for years and sad to admit this was my first trip to these gardens..Very enjoyable and well worth seeking out and revisiting in the future

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Portland, Or
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love that it is near Sellwood--next door to Reed College.Beautiful, peaceful location for a stroll. We often go in the late spring for the gorgeous blossoming rhododenrons and azaleas. The squirrels are so tame, they'll take garden provided peanuts right out of your hand--really!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Wow! Huge area to roam and/or sit to take in the beauty of flowers, trees, ponds, and wildlife. Wear good walking shoes! The Azaleas and Rhododendrons were incredible. Would have been perfect if a restroom was available and parking was very limited, we had to park and hike from the college across the street. Pack in your own water, there... More 

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Brooklyn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This place was beautiful and in full bloom. There are lots of areas to walk and partake of the beauty. We spend about 2 hours there just wandering and taking numerous pics.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A very restful area with a variety of flowers in full bloom. Lots of ducks, etc in ponds. Lots of beches just to sit and enjoy the beauty

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The property here is huge, literally like going for a walk in the park. Garden is a bit of an understatement, given that there are multiple ponds, multi-level walkways, bridges, and the like. It's a great place to relax and enjoy the fresh air. We went during the Mother's Day Rhododendron show, which I assume is the busiest day of... More 

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Felton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were fortunate to be in Portland when the rhodys and azaleas were in bloom. This is a very nice laid out park with meandering trails and numerous water features. Lots of ducks and geese putting on a show. Great variety of plants, mostly shade tolerant types. Fair admission price (free on some days). Parking on premises or nearby. Definitely... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Situated between beautiful Reed College and the Eastmoreland Golf Course, the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is a great place to take photographs. Go during the spring when the Rhodies are in full bloom and newly born ducklings and goslings skim across the water following their mothers. We enjoy visiting on Easter and Mother's Day as part of our family tradition.... More 

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