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“Blooming display!”

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.
Sonoma County, California
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Blooming display!”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Large display beds clearly marked with name and type make it easy to "shop" for one's favorites. Go later in the afternoon- though not so sunny you will avoid the crowds.

Visited June 2013
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Ellensburg, Washington
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Beyond Compare”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

I love flowers. I photograph flowers regularly, in summer, winter, whatever weather. I love them all. I have been to many, many rose gardens. The International Rose Test Garden is the granddaddy of them all. The smell wafts up to greet you, the people are all in a terrific mood. A musician with a lilting voice played her harp and sang a ballad. It was surreal. There are the test gardens which are free, and the Japanese Gardens which we also paid $9.50 each to get into. Worth every cent.
And every scent!
If you get a chance, there are some gorgeous lavender roses sort of front and center called "Sweetness Grandiflora". They are the best smell my nose has ever encountered.

Visited June 2013
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Worland, Wyoming, United States
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“beautiful”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

beginning of June we visited, and roses were amazing! Very nice to be able to go somewhere free, with free parking! It was wonderful

Visited June 2013
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New York
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Outstanding blooms”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Vast number of spectacular varieties of roses on spacious site. Very pleasant experience. Very high quality roses.

Visited September 2012
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Seattle, WA
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“If you visit the City of Roses, you cannot miss it.”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

The Rose Test Garden is a highlight of any tourist's Summer visit to the City of Roses. It is awash in a variety of beautiful roses--a vast array of colors and fragrances. There is also a beautiful view of downtown Portland and Mount Hood. Well worth a visit.

Visited July 2012
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