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Address: 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
Phone Number: +1 503-823-3636
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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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December not the best

December is certainly not the best time to visit the garden as only a few hardy blooms remain. But I can image this would be wonderful in another season.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

December is certainly not the best time to visit the garden as only a few hardy blooms remain. But I can image this would be wonderful in another season.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was amazed that a few roses were in bloom in December. A couple areas of the garden are fragrant. Wonderful sunrise experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Portland in August during the 'dry season'. The Rose Gardens were about a 30 minute walk from our hotel (The Benson). So obviously we paid no parking and this was a completely free attraction for us. There were a lot of people but everyone seemed respectful. Lots of picture takers, and I agree it is worth bringing your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited a few times this summer with husband and visiting family. Beautiful garden right within the city. Fun to read up on the history and all the different rose names.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a veritable rosegasm up in that place. They got more roses than a supermarket although you can't take them home.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

unfortunately, arrived at closing time so sorta , had to run through this totally beautiful beguiling place of beauty.... even at dusk, even in the pouring rain, even as they are locking up behind you....GO!

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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The rose test garden is an unexpected gem right next to the dazzling city center. A walk in the xalm and soothing atmosphere was greatly appreciated after all my traveling, and I really enjoyed the variety of colors and types of roses - including some that I had never seen before. I am most certain it is even more beautiful... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in November, so most of the roses were not blooming. However, it was still a lovely way to spend 30 minutes or so. It's a nice walk in a great location.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was excited to see a garden full of roses, but I guess November's not the month to look into it. Thankfully, some were in bloom! Just a bit muddy and wet when I went. Enjoyed still, but wish there were more.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's the rainy and storm season so there's really not much to see currently. It's beautiful to walk around and see the grounds. You have to pay for parking at a meter so make sure you pay to avoid a ticket.

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