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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

SE 28th Ave.and Woodstock St., Portland, OR 97214
503 771-8386
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Ranked #13 of 301 attractions in Portland
Type: Gardens
Description: In the summer months, this peaceful park comes alive with brightly colored rhododendrons.
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Portland, OR
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place near the campus of Reed College. The whole area is gorgeous, but the Gardens especially beckon with fantastic landscaping, wildlife, and water features.

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Rogue River, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Rhododendron trees are what they have here. We went a little early in the year but there where still some blooms. A beautiful walk with ponds and ducks and geese.

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Sugar Land
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It provided a very natural setting to enjoy the blooms of rhododendron. It has a natural lake with varieties of ducks, Canadian gooses, and birds.

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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

From early March to June, Crystal Spring is a must visit for anybody, especially for visitors. Their substantial collection of rhododendrons (rhodys) is one of the largest and most spectacular in the country. They even have a free day each week, but even then, the cost is minimal. Bring a camera and keep shooting pictures.

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Surrey, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

These gardens were a very nice and peaceful space. There were a lot of ducks - lots of colors and variety. March was too early and cold for rhododendrons to bloom but it was still a nice garden to stroll through!

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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We went on a rainy day and still enjoyed walking around the grounds. Cant wait until all the rhododendrons are out in a month or so - should be spectacular then.

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PNW
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

you don't have to like rhododendrons to enjoy this mellow peaceful smaller park with wood walkways bridges benches and water plant and of course Rhodies a plant that thrives in Portland. If you go when they are in bloom you will find glory. It is a very popular place on Mothers Day weekend.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This garden is a hidden gem in SE Portland very near Reed College. The layout and plantings are exceptional. My grandson and I used to walk there every week when he lived in Portland. He loved the birds and I could watch the plants change through the seasons.

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This city park offers an excellent spring walk. Take your mother and enjoy the rush of blooming rhododendrons.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Something of a hidden gem in Portland, the garden adjoins the (public) Eastmoreland Golf Course. Enjoyable year-round, the garden peaks with the rhodies' bloom, in late April. There is a produce stand just north of the garden where you can buy food for the ducks and geese. The garden has free admission Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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