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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Closed Now: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Open today: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Gorgeous spot and fantastic ducks!

This place is beautiful any time of year, even when the rhododendrons aren't blooming. Great spot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Freeport, Maine
Eagle Spottings

It's a small garden but you can still easily spend a couple hours wandering the paths and enjoying... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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In the summer months, this peaceful park comes alive with brightly colored rhododendrons.
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5801 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
+1 503-771-8386
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is beautiful any time of year, even when the rhododendrons aren't blooming. Great spot for bird watchers, with many breeds of ducks, green herons, bald eagles, etc.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MangiaMuse
Reviewed November 6, 2018

It's a small garden but you can still easily spend a couple hours wandering the paths and enjoying the beauty. We always see eagles flying back and forth to their nests.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 754aprilk
Reviewed October 19, 2018

It gets busy but it's beautiful. Lots of people take family photos here. You can feed ducks but do not bring bread. Buy duck food. Please be quiet here. People are here to relax and enjoy the nature.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ItsSisterElle
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Beautiful gardens in a pleasant walk through environment. A very relaxing place to visit even when the flowers are not in bloom.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank REG1966MHS
Reviewed October 5, 2018

best in spring. surrounded by reed college and east moreland golf course in southeast portland. can be reached by new orange max train

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CondeCox
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Crystal Springs is a beautiful park with water and numerous rather seldom found plants in a park. Especially in fall when the colours change it is a mix of golden and red and green leaves. Park-fans will love this one!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Frank T
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Love this place! Meander through the paths and see all kinds of wildlife as well as flowers and plants. It's just special here. Great place to take children or just a book.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Oceantoes
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This small garden is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood and bordered by a golf course. The pathways meander through shaded areas, near babbling brooks, near waterfalls and around a serene lake. One could easily spend an afternoon enjoying the beauty of the garden.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert N
Reviewed September 16, 2018

It was a super find! Many events are held here, i.e., weddings. This is a great picture spot to share with others.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ILglen
Reviewed September 9, 2018

This is such a perfect place for a wedding. Beautiful, nature, quite and private. I highly recommend this site for a wedding, birthday party, family reunion, or a special party.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Suzanne3140
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March 25, 2017|
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Response from JRBailor | Reviewed this property |
For the buds to blooms on the rhodies..... April to first part of August. Yet, anytime is very nice. Even on a rainy day with a great umbrella. It is relaxing and renewing from the busy-ness of life. It is not over... More
Julie C
May 26, 2016|
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Response from almyt | Reviewed this property |
There is also no admission charged prior to 10AM, if you can get them there early enough, or after 6PM. The park itself is open dawn to dusk. So you still have an opportunity on Fridays.