Rose Garden Portland, or also known as Portland International Rose Test Garden, is the oldest rose test garden in the United States that is continuously running until this day. It is located in Washington Park, Portland, Oregon, and was first opened in 1917. There are over 10.000 roses of more than 650 varieties that occupied the 4.5 acres of garden.
There are eleven American Garden Rose Selections test gardens in the United States, and one of them is the Rose Garden Portland. The Rose Garden Portland itself consists of four gardens with different roses, namely the Gold Medal Garden, Royal Rosarian Garden, Shakespeare Garden, and Miniature Rose Garden. The rose bushes at Rose Garden Portland is maintained by staff and volunteers.
If you’re interested in things related to roses, you can stop by the Rose Garden Store to buy books about roses, merchandise, and garden supplies. While you’re exploring the park, you might also notice several art installations located at the park, like a fountain named Frank E. Beach Memorial Fountain and a bronze statue named Royal Rosarian.