International Rose Test Garden

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Details
400 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 227-7033
Botanical Garden, Garden
Hours
Mon–Sun: 7:30 AM–9:00 PM

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  • Opened in 1917, the garden houses over 7,000 rose plants of approx. 550 varieties. It's the oldest continuously operating public rose test garden & exemplifies Portland's nickname 'The City of Roses'.
  • Good for walking around after going to voodoo donuts
  • Did you know? During World War I, out of fear that unique rose hybrids would be lost to the bombings in Europe, hybridists abroad sent plants to Portland to keep them safe.
  • more roses than you can shake a stick at
  • Get off your phone, stupid!
  • The Barbra Streisand Rose has quite a nose on it.
  • If you arrive having forgotten its not rose season and none are in bloom, check out the nearby Portland Japanese Garden.
  • Soon after its opening in 1917, European horticulturists began to send samples of their finest hybrids to this garden for safekeeping from the fires of World War I. (From Aerial America)
  • Did you know Portland is known to be the city of roses? Come here to find out why. Also a great spot to get an amazing view of the city.
  • More roses than you can imagine with views overlooking the city.
  • Stop and smell the roses.
  • It's called Rock n Roll and a rose by any other name could never smell as sweet...most pungent sweet smelling rose... EVER!
  • Enjoy a cigar while taking in one of the best views of the city.
  • You're going to get the most out of a visit here from mid-May to late-June as the flowers are budding or in full bloom.
  • Beautiful! Look for my Grandpas rose! Tri-cordas Perfecta
  • This is a nice place 2 go 2 & see a rose garden.
  • The Shakespeare Garden is my favorite spot. Look around - there's a theme...
  • Check out the roses!
  • The Shakespeare Garden, built in 1945, was originally intended to contain only those trees, flowers and other plants which appear in Shakespeares plays, but now contains roses named after the charact
  • Beautiful flowers and no charge to get in! Would be a great place to have a romantic picnic or to sit on a bench and read a good book. And I love the Shakespeare garden!