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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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Gorgeous!

A beautiful spot away from the city but easy to reach from downtown. Acres of lovely blooms and photo ops galore. Download the self-guiding tour pamphlet before you go to get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Vienna, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A beautiful spot away from the city but easy to reach from downtown. Acres of lovely blooms and photo ops galore. Download the self-guiding tour pamphlet before you go to get the most from your visit!

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So many different types and colors of roses. You just can't take enough pictures. Don't miss this garden.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like gardens, and especially if you like roses, this is a do not miss attraction. My wife and I visited after we visited the Japanese Gardens (The Rose Gardens are right across the street) It is free and it is a test garden for the American Rose Society (or something close). When you walk down from the street,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's worth the time to check out the rose garden. Beautiful! And it's free, so you can spend as much or as little time as you like there.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Happy we stopped by. It happened to be the hottest day of the summer so we probably didn't spend as much time as we would have otherwise, but if you are in Portland, go to the Rose garden and the Japanese garden across the street (walking distance). All gorgeous Pittock mansion worthwhile but driving distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect venture for the solo traveler on a budget! Admission is free although I recommend donating a few bucks, it's definitely a worthy cause.

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a lovely way to end our visit to Portland was to walk through the beautiful Rose Gardens. It just kept on getting better as we walked through garden after garden of beautiful roses and beds of more roses. It was well kept up and well thought out. Thank you, Portland!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The variety colors and smells of the Roses are amazing. You can see roses that they're currently working on and get a peek at some of the new varieties of roses that will be offered for home gardening

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the gardens, and sniffing all the roses. It was a pleasant and peaceful experience, until the musicians camped out near the entrance and provided unwanted musical entertainment. Parking is tricky unless you want to hike in.

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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in town to visit my sister and she and I and our husbands went on August 22, 2016. The weather was beautiful and I had never seen so many beautiful roses. They were in full bloom and of every kind imaginable. A blissful place to walk on a sunny summer day. Recommended.

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