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International Rose Test Gardens
Type: Gardens, Parks
Of all of Portland's public gardens, The Rose Test Gardens are certainly the most grand, though the Peninsula Rose Gardens are probably the most architecturally beautiful. With over 400 species of... Read More
Of all of Portland's public gardens, The Rose Test Gardens are certainly the most grand, though the Peninsula Rose Gardens are probably the most architecturally beautiful. With over 400 species of roses, the Test Gardens are proving grounds for new rose hybrids before being released into the commercial market. Portland, often referred to as the Rose City, offers the perfect climate for rose breeding, and they grow here as well as anywhere. Built on terraces in the West Hills above downtown, the Test Gardens off dramatic views of Portland. In the summer months, the roses create a rainbow of colors and scents. The best blooms start appearing in late June. Summer concerts and close proximity to other Washington Park attractions make these gardens one of Portland's most popular destinations.
- Daily Sunrise-Sunset
- Free; donations welcome
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: During the warmer months, this Rose Garden is a must-see attraction in Portland.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: The International Rose Test Garden is an outstanding garden in downtown Portland.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Portland's Rose Garden is breathtaking in summer and it is always free.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: The International Rose Test Garden is breath taking and should be a must when visiting Portland.