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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 #10 of 309 attractions in Portland
Type: Gardens
Description: In the summer months, this peaceful park comes alive with brightly colored rhododendrons.
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Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is a jewel in East Moreland. I drove by many times and did not know it was there. For a few dollars you can enjoy flower shows, fountains, meadows, ponds and water falls. A wonderful place for children and adults of all ages (some areas do demand some climbing and I don't think all the garden is accessible to... More

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Portland, Oregon
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Visiting the garden during blooming season is a delight. Even during off season, it has lovely grounds to stroll and see a variety of duck and geese, as well as the occasional great blue heron.

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Portland, Oregon, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

As the name suggests, this garden has many rhododendrons that produce beautiful flowers in the spring. The garden has many other plants also that bloom throughout the year, so you can have a nice visit even if the rhodys aren't in bloom. The garden was designed around Crystal Springs creek and pond, which are fed by a natural spring. The... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

There are always lots of ducks, geese, and red-wing blackbirds. This time we saw a blue heron fishing in the pond. The rhododendrons were mostly done, but the hydrangea there were beautiful.

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Perryville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Spent a morning with my 5 yo granddaughter wandering through this beautiful garden. The paths take you through scenic landscaping, near a small waterfall and by a lake. Some rhododendrons and irises were in bloom which added to its beauty. Enjoyed watching the water fowl, too. A lovely way to spend quality time with an energetic preschooler!

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Portland OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Parking here is very limited and nearby Reed College will tow if you park in their lots so be prepared for a hike even before you enter the gardens. The rhodies were still in bloom and the setting peaceful; upkeep of the gardens is just adequate but clearly not on par with some of the other gardens in town. Still,... More

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Irvine, California
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28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

These beautiful gardens are a delight to visit! I really loved watching the cute duck family of the parents and chicks as they dove off the top roof and then waddled over to the pond!

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Wheeler, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

When the garden is in bloom, this place is beautiful, especially given it's urban surroundings. Saw quite a few different ducks and geese, and a nutria (up close !). Nice Japanese garden features as well. Good for beauty and learning about these beautiful plants.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Rhododendrons don't have to be in full bloom to enjoy C.S.R.G., but when they're in bloom, WOW!!! Great fun for photographers, gardeners, and bird-watchers.

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papillion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

One of our all time favorite places to visit when we're in Portland. Admission was free on the Sunday we were there in Late April. A beautiful garden filled with thousands of rhodies of various colors and ages. Some of the "trees" are said to be 100 years old. Easy parking and hard surface walking paths. The ducks, geese, and... More

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