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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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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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Free until March 1! Great wildlife watching

This place is beautiful. Tons of waterfowl with guides to help you identify them. It's a beautiful, quiet place for a walk, particularly in the winter. It's free until March 1. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is beautiful. Tons of waterfowl with guides to help you identify them. It's a beautiful, quiet place for a walk, particularly in the winter. It's free until March 1. I haven't been when the rhododendrons are in bloom but I plan to visit. It's still beautiful in the winter.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The "Rhode" Garden is a must visit for new visitors and long-time Portland residents like me. I visit at least once a year and on Tuesdays it's free admission. It has hundreds of varieties of rhododendrons in all colors and shapes! There are a couple of ponds fed by Crystal Springs and it is a peaceful and lovely place to... More 

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happy valley, or
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to stroll among the rhoddies. Beautiful aged plants show what you can have in your own yard. The ponds and water fowl are an added benefit. Lots of trails, seating and plants. What more can you ask for?

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Europe
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is just beautiful. Make sure you go in the Spring and early summer to catch the Rhodies in bloom. There are walking paths, waterfalls and many quiet areas with benches. You get a beautiful, peaceful feeling when you visit there. I visited many times and also in October when the Rhodies were mostly out of bloom but there... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful, large public garden with a small admission fee. Rarely crowded. Free to all Reed College community members (Reed is right across the street.)

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much happening here. Water, birds, many types of trees, plants, shrubs, etc. it is so much more than just Rhododendron's. We've been here many times. It is a great place to just go spend a couple hours on a nice afternoon. Though it is close to the city you will not feel it at all visiting this... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the garden while the bushes were in bloom and marveled at their variety and beauty. It is especially beautiful and busy around Mother's Day when it is very difficult to find a place to park. The area around the garden is lovely too. Reed College is nearby, and the old homes are beautiful. There is a golf course... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Great collection of rhododendrons. Large, well maintained park. Besides the huge amount of rhododendrons, you will find numerous dugs and gooze around a large lake. Interesting visit.

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Baton Rouge, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The "Rhody" Gardens offer the best waterfowl viewing I've seen within a city limits with hundreds of geese, ducks and other fowl that stay here year-round. While spring and fall foliage is the most colorful, some oranges and yellows can still be found in December. The grounds are well maintained with several paths to chose from throughout the gardens. Admission... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Beautifully designed garden. Great place to walk and destress. Lots wildlife to enjoy. Plenty of water in form of a lake, a large pond and creeks.

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