This rose garden serves as a place for testing new hybrid species of roses. The garden has over 10,000 rose bushes and 650 varieties of roses!
The International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon is a must-see for any rose enthusiast. Located in Washington park and designed to showcase the many different varieties of roses that have been developed over the years, the garden features more than 10,000 rose bushes and 650 varieties from all over the world. The garden came about because someone convinced the city to designate a safe space for hybrid roses grown in Europe during World War I. In addition to its impressive collection of roses, the garden also offers beautiful views of the city of Portland and Mount Hood.
Visitors can stroll through the garden at their leisure or take a guided tour to learn more about the history and significance of roses. The roses typically bloom between late May through October. The park is open from 5 am until 10 pm, and entry is free to the public. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or simply enjoy admiring beautiful flowers, the International Rose Test Garden is sure to delight.