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International Rose Test Garden
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Owner description: The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
All American City
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“You have to go here”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

It is definetly worth a trip and you don't even have to pay for admission. We spent hours here taking photos and saw more roses than I've ever seen in one place before.

Visited September 2012
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Los Angeles, California, USA
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165 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Beautiful, well-kept, large rose garden in Washington Park”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

This was larger than my friend and I thought- what a pleasant surprise. Simply beautiful (and free!) experience. Lots of good picture-taking opportunities. Bus #83 goes here. Very easy from downtown Portland.

Visited October 2012
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Ottawa
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Gorgeous park, roses everywhere, art and science combined in super treat for the eyes and nose (Stop and smell the roses, this is the place!), suggest that a stay of at least two hours is a good idea, (take a drink and a snack and use the benches to take it all in a little at a time), and hats off to the garden folk, they are outstanding.

Visited October 2012
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Worcester, England
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Outstanding Display”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Whilst just a 10 minute tram ride from the city, Washington Park is well worth a visit. The International Rose Garden was the highlight, with an incredible array of colours and fragrances .... and, unlike the Japanese Gardens, it is free to enter.

Visited September 2012
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Santa Rosa, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Roses even in the Fall”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Plenty of roses to see and smell even at the end of September. We took a tour bus. Parking looked difficult.

Visited September 2012
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