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International Rose Test Garden

400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“full bloom” (231 reviews)
“washington park” (382 reviews)
“free attraction” (47 reviews)
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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Reviewed yesterday

Full of beauty and a fascinating and informative display of roses in bloom. I was nearly overwhelmed with the shear numbers of varieties and roses in bloom.

Thank EG1948
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

December is not going to be the time to visit the rose test Garden. But we were in the neighborhood so we stopped by. They're still a few roses but most of them have already been trimmed back. But you can certainly tell the tremendous...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother, husband, and I visited the rose garden during an insane heat wave in Portland. It was very crowded on a Wednesday in August. I had read online that parking would be difficult due to number of visitors and construction in the parking lots,...More

Thank Carina G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Rose Garden in December. I wish I had come in spring to see the roses. Winter time it is difficult to see all range roses that are bloomed. Nevertheless the garden amazing and be sure the view will enamor of you!

Thank Gül K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove our own vehicle to the Rose Garden, which was a mistake - mid-afternoon traffic in and around the garden was a challenge. We finally happened upon a parking spot, but I would encourage you to check traffic first and perhaps use public transportation...More

Thank JackieDS5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you're in the city of roses...best you go see them! The garden itself is laid out very methodically- rectangular beds on different levels. This means it's difficult to get pics of great vistas of roses in any kind of artistic way, and the only...More

Thank ObservantEscapades
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The International Rose Test Garden is a special spot to explore in Portland on a nice day. The garden offers a wide variety of flowers and also demonstrates why Portland is often called the Rose City.

1  Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terraced on the hills overlooking Portland are the rose gardens. Timing is everything. Email the gardens to discover when the roses are in bloom.

1  Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never know Portland was the “City of Roses”. Love roses and had to see a garden that is dedicated to this beautiful flower. Even though it’s November and no roses were in bloom, I would bet this place would be beautiful. It is well kept...More

1  Thank Tiffiny M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was unprepared for the abundance of color in October. Thanks to the many volunteers who deadhead the bushes all season long, the garden was in full bloom. In the light mist, the buds and blooms were all the more stunning. Even the rain did...More

Thank Jcsepich
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8 June 2017|
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Response from Sy93063 | Reviewed this property |
In August, it opened at 7 or 7:30--check the website. Parking is fREE until 9:30am.
5 May 2017|
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Response from 679heidiw | Reviewed this property |
I seriously doubt it! We just have Lilacs that are blooming and rododendrums, and our nights are somewhere between 39-41 degrees! We've had a long, colder winter here. 🌹
19 April 2017|
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Response from bbaker5555 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you will see good bloom in September. There is bus service to Washington Park, also you can take BIG PINK. It is a hop on hop off open air tour bus that stops at the garden as well.