Thursday, September 19, 2013

International Rose Test Garden @ Portland, Oregon

Portland which is nicknamed City of Roses has a famous rose garden which is located in Washington Park. Best of all entrance to the garden is free. The primary purpose of this garden is to serve as a testing ground for new rose varieties. The City of Portland Gold Medal Awards are issued annually to the best introductions. The first "Gold Medal" rose award was given in 1919, making it the oldest rose testing program of its kind in the United States.

An open red rose. Even for the same red rose, there are many varieties here.

Pink rose.

Very special species of rose. Looks like waterlily.

Bunch of small rose.

The amphitheatre at the Rose Test Garden.

Rose Festival Queens Walk.

Shakespeare Garden.

Purple rose.

Very nice colour rose. Very slight orange colour.

International Rose Test garden.

Get to this garden via bus 83 Washington Park loop.

Bus 83 Washington Park loop details. Other places pass by the bus: Holocaust memorial, Oregon Zoo, Japanese garden, Children's park and Archery range.

Entrance fee: Free.
GPS/Coordinate: 45.518508, -122.705617
Address: 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Public transport: Washington Park MAX station via Blue/Red line. Then take bus no 83 (Washington Park loop) to reach the garden.


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