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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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Nice to pass an hour and enjoy

A must place to visit during the blooms, filled with a rainbow of colors and the perfumed air. The crowds can be a bit exhausting, with everyone (including me) trying to capture... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Indio, California
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Indio, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must place to visit during the blooms, filled with a rainbow of colors and the perfumed air. The crowds can be a bit exhausting, with everyone (including me) trying to capture that perfect picture of a rose. Take the complementary shuttle, and then afterwards walk over to the Japanese garden. Be prepared lines waiting for the shuttle can grow... More 

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Saint Helens, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely spot any time of year for a wonderful view of Portland and Mount Hood on clear days. Roses are amazing!

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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Washington Park is a collection of amazing areas. It is astinighing that someone had the foresight to set this beautiful area aside. The rose garden is front and center, with a huge array of wonderful smelling blooms. It smells heavenly. I went early in the morning and there was plenty of room to move about and admire the blooms. Later... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a really great garden to tour. its not to big but is is really full of roses. I have visited every time i have been in Portland and it never ceases to thrill. Parking can be tough--so take public transportation if you can.

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Thurman, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are so many wonderful things in Washington Park (what a treasure for Portland it is). and this is one of them. It started with some affluent women (and men) and their rose society. There are hundreds of hybrids in the park. I love that many were named so I could add that to my photos in case I want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A visit to the rose garden is an absolute no-brainer. It's beautiful, it's tranquil, and it's free. And it's in the middle of a much larger parkland that begs a full day of exploration. I went in the morning, and the flowers didn't smell like much. A gardener suggested I wait until it warmed up, and lo and behold, the... More 

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Thank Jonathan V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The test garden is easy to get to by MAX from downtown and the park shuttle bus available at the Washington Park MAX station. It's a beautiful hillside garden overlooking the downtown skyline. A must see for Rose lovers visiting Portland.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to visit the garden after reading many positive reviews in Trip Advisor. Don't get me wrong, the place is beautiful and there are MANY roses! But you don't get much of a view from he city, and after walking around for 30 minutes it's limited what you can do. But if you have time I would recommend going... More 

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Clover, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

WOW! What a gorgeous place! Plan to take your time walking through all the different types of roses. As they say, stop and smell the roses, they are intoxicating! What a special place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love to go up to the international test Gardens and smell all the beautiful roses! Pack a lunch and bring your water for a beautiful picnic in the park and enjoy the views of the city.

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