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International Rose Test Garden

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Address: 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
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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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Beautiful Park

The park is gorgeous and lush. Good walking trails. All roses were cut back in April so not a good time to see any roses now but lots of other color and flowers.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The park is gorgeous and lush. Good walking trails. All roses were cut back in April so not a good time to see any roses now but lots of other color and flowers.

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Dalian
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is of course at its best in late spring for the roses, but the view is fantastic all year. In summer, it is a popular place for weddings and wedding photos. It is a small part of the beautiful Washington Park and a very classic garden as opposed to the parks miles of trails. Next door are tennis courts,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was surprised and pleased to learn there was a rose test garden in Portland. It's interesting to see the beautiful varieties they are developing. It's a lovely walk.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

No roses in bloom during our recent visit but we still enjoyed other blooming plants and trees. You can easily complete this visit in 30-45 minutes. Keep this in mind as you pay for metered street parking.

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Mount Pleasant, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wish someone would have clued me in that the garden is closed and under construction. Very sad, the word can get out if we try!

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I wish we had known this was under construction . We still enjoyed our walk around , I'm sure it's beautiful , but it was a little lacking with the mess. Will try again upon completion .

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The rose garden was lovely with lots of blooms and aromas. There was a wedding party taking pictures in the gardens, so that should tell you how pretty it is there. I recommend visiting this place in conjunction with the Japanese Gardens. They're near each other and the whole thing would take 2, maybe 3, hours.

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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The rose garden visit was a bit of a disappointment. It is next to the Japanese garden. The rose garden is under refurbishment at this time and most of it was inaccessible, the part that was available was tidy but of course too early in the season for blooms. Another month, ( May) will make a massive difference.

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Las Cruces, NM
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you like gardens then add this to your bucket list ...WOW ...We took the train and walked and walked and walked but it was worth it ...Amazing variety of roses ..great vistas ..wonderful!

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Bishop, California, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While the rose garden is free, you must pay for metered parking. It was only a couple of bucks, though. We visited in April, and no roses were blooming at all yet, so we didn't get that much out of the garden. It must be magnificent when it IS in bloom, though! It's a still a very relaxing place to... More 

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