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International Rose Test Garden, Portland, Oregon

 
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added on the 28th of August, 2010
This garden is a must see for anyone who's visiting Portland, especially of you have a fondness for roses.

It is the oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States, and it showcases some of the most beautiful and unusual rose hybrids in the world. As the name suggests, the purpose of the garden is to create and test new rose varieties, which are displayed for the garden's visitors.

One of the highlights of the garden is the Shakespeare Garden, which was initially supposed to include only plants which are mentioned in the Bard's works, and today it also hosts rose varieties named after characters from Shakespeare's plays.

Address:
850 SW Rose Garden Way, Portland, OR 97205, USA

Price:
Admission is free

Opening Hours:
Spring: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Summer: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Fall: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Winter: Closed December 23 to March 12

On the web:
http://www.rosegardenstore.org/thegardens.cfm

 
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