Portland International Rose Test Garden

Last week as we meandered our way from Washington back to Northern California we decided to stop at the International Rose Test Garden located in Portland, Oregon. Located in Washington Park in Portland’s West Hills, this garden includes more than 10,000 plantings of over 500 varieties of roses. (what can I say? some people stop at rest stops, I find rose gardens..) We had a lovely time walking along the pathways, ohhing & ahhing over the beautiful roses. Sure enough it was raining, but that didn’t stop us!

“There are over 7,000 rose plants of approximately 550 varieties. The roses bloom from April through October with the peak coming in June, depending on the weather. New rose cultivars are continually sent to the garden from many parts of the world and are tested for color, fragrance, disease resistance and other attributes. It is the oldest continuously operating public rose test garden in the United States and exemplifies Portland’s nickname of the City of Roses.” – Wikipedia

portland international rose test garden

portland international rose test garden

rose garden

clematis

peach garden rose

“Carding Mill” English Garden Rose

peach garden rose

“Carding Mill” English Garden Rose

portland international rose test garden

portland international rose test garden

pink garden roses

“New Zealand” Hybrid Tea

pink garden roses

“New Zealand” Hybrid Tea

trellis covered in roses

pink roses

pink roses growing on a trellis

pink fuchsia

yellow roses

portland international rose test garden

rose garden

rose garden

rose garden

rose garden

rose garden

apricot orange garden roses

rose garden

red roses

Johann the Pekingese

Johann quite enjoyed his walk through the rose garden!

Read more about the history here
Contact Information:
Portland International Rose Test Garden
400 SW Kingston Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 227-7033
http://rosegardenstore.org/

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