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International Rose Test Garden

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Address: 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
Phone Number: (503) 823-3636
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The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the...

The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.

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Simple yet beautiful pleasure

On our way to the Japanese Garden, we stopped at the International Test Rose Garden. The roses were in full bloom; over 10,000 plants and 600 varieties. The roses were colorful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our way to the Japanese Garden, we stopped at the International Test Rose Garden. The roses were in full bloom; over 10,000 plants and 600 varieties. The roses were colorful and fragrant, especially since it was a sunny, warm day. Each variety has a small nameplate, and there is a larger sign/map of the whole garden if you are... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the top five places to visit in Portland. The flowers are amazing - rows and rows of all sorts of roses in all sorts of colors. You will see weddings, family reunions, and families wandering the gardens. Great fun

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I first visited the Rose Test Garden in 1996. It was prettier then just because I visited in June instead of September. However, it's worth a visit any time. I marvel at the beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Who doesn't like to spend time relaxing outdoors among the flowers? This garden is unique in that it is free and has several acres of unusual roses that aren't found in typical nurseries. There are benches to sit, and it's a lot of fun if you like to photograph flowers. There's a small shop nearby and a food cart as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely and free to visit. Makes a nice companion to a visit to the Japanese Garden across the street

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many rose bushes were in bloom, but being September, the show was not as great as it would have been in the spring or summer. However, the roses in bloom were quite nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take the 1:00 guided tour for some great insight and history. Takes about an hour... and you will be glad you did!

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I didn't get to see the roses in full bloom. That was a shame. The roses are amazing though. Very popular place and very crowded

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came to visit here on my 2nd visit to Portland and stopped by the garden to spend a few short hours here. We paid for parking and waited for the 1 pm tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable with history and philosophy of the plants. Our group wandered off half way into to the tour (she didn't mind!) to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Many famous roses from all over the world can be found here next to each other. The test garden where the roses are identified rather by numbers than by names is fascinating. Brilliant view over Portland and Mt. Hood on sunny days.

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