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International Test Rose Garden

International Test Rose Garden


A visit this Oregon weekend to Portland's Rose Garden is actually a visit to the International Rose Test Garden and is just one of several gardens located in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon. It unites more than 7000 roses and 550 varieties from around the world. You can view the roses in bloom from April to October, with a peak in June, depending on weather conditions of course. New varieties of roses from many countries of the world are constantly sent to the garden and tested for their color, aroma, resistance to diseases and other characteristics. It is the oldest experimental garden for roses in the United States.

The Portland International Rose Test Garden is one of the most popular Portland attractions of all the time. This magnificent garden, a favorite place to spend some time, especially in summer months when the roses are in full bloom is a must see for garden lovers. Stop and smell the roses in the “city of roses” enjoy the views and take some photographs in the beautiful garden.


Roses


With 130 acres of sprawling splendor, Washington Park includes trails, playgrounds, the Hoyt Arboretum, the Queen’s Walk and these gardens:

• THE GOLD MEDAL GARDEN

• INTERNATIONAL ROSE TEST GARDEN

• GARDEN OF MINIATURE ROSES

• SHAKESPEARE GARDEN

• ROYAL ROSARIAN GARDEN

• JAPANESE GARDEN

The garden itself is 4.5 acres.

The Garden was first established in 1917 by a group of Portland nurserymen.

Admission is free but donations are accepted.


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