International Rose Test Garden
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 78%Budget Travelers
- 77%Green Travelers
- 69%Family Travelers
- 65%Local Culture
- 64%Art & Design Lovers
- 59%Spiritual Seekers
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- International Rose Test GardenJun 29, 2014
Everyone should visit the Rose Gardens. There are over 7,000 rose plants of approximately 550 varieties. The roses bloom from April through October with the peak coming in June, depending on the weather. It is the oldest continuously operating public rose test garden in the United States and exemplifies Portland's nickname of the City of Roses. During the summer we have nighttime concerts here, predominantly classical music concerts and a few plays.Recommended for:
- International Rose Test GardenMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jun 07, 2014
Absolutely beautiful! Even during the winter, the roses are just amazing. With so many varieties, even an avid rose connoisseur is sure to find something new to admire.
It's beautiful and educational at the same time!Recommended for:
- International Rose Test GardenMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Nov 07, 2013
Free admission! The free entry lured me here to the Rose Test Garden. Unfortunately I didn't see much roses in bloom. I think I would have had a better time walking the grounds if the rose bushes were in full bloom instead of one rose here and there. Evening sunset was a good time to walk around and the lighting was well suited for taking pictures of the garden.
Parking was also free in the adjacent lot at the garden entrance.Recommended for:
- International Rose Test GardenMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessOct 18, 2013
This living museum of rose varieties is so gorgeous, you'll almost always catch a wedding party taking pictures here. And not only are the flowers themselves beautiful, but the view of the city from the gardens is breathtaking.Recommended for:
- International Rose Test GardenMember ofFamily TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6May 10, 2014
This place has some similarities to the Berkeley Rose Garden. I'm only giving the International Rose Test Garden 4 Stars this time around, because nothing was really in bloom and there was no killer view of Mt. Hood in the Portland background. Past that, this is a beautiful place to walk and contemplate in any season, and well worth the trip up to Washington Park.Recommended for:
- International Rose Test GardenMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Feb 05, 2014
In the city of Roses the International Rose Test Garden is a lesser know attraction but a pretty impressive one none the less. I have never seen so many types of roses before. Really something to see!Recommended for:
- International Rose Test GardenMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Sep 28, 2013
This 100-year-old garden is filled with seemingly every type of rose ever created (I know that's probably not the case, but it sure seems like it) and there are flowers in bloom here for months. There's also a large amphitheater, plenty of grassy play areas, tennis courts, and a small food truck selling hotdogs and the likes. It's also got some of the best views of downtown Portland set against a backdrop of Mount Hood. I think a lot of postcard photos are taken here.Recommended for:
- International Rose Test GardenMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Dec 10, 2012
Roses. Lots of 'em. When your city is known as the City of Roses, you best believe the gardens will be magnificent. This one is tops, since there are literally thousands of varieties of roses. Just come in here and take it the smells is enough to make you 4.9% happier.
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- International Rose Test GardenJul 04, 2012
If you're into rose gardening, this place is heaven. Even if you aren't, it's a great place for a stroll and flower huffing. I'm not into flower varieties much but I was overwhelmed by all the beautiful blooms and great smells. Free, and can be visited in under an hour if you're not an avid horticulturist. Obviously more fun in non-winter months; probably safe to skip if you're visiting in February.