International Rose Test Garden - Portland, Oregon

International Rose Test Garden Attraction

Address: 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205, United States

The International Rose Test Garden is a living garden and historic landmark that displays over 10,000 roses. Located on the grounds of Washington Park near downtown Portland, Oregon, this internationally famous garden was created to serve as a testing ground for new rose varieties.

Today it continues its original mission for developing more beautiful roses through research and plant breeding programs.


The International Rose Test Garden, which is located in Washington Park near downtown Portland, Oregon

The garden is now owned by Portland Parks and Recreation, which also operates as a public rose nursery. Today, volunteers introduce new roses to test for hardiness and disease resistance in this 4.5-acre site. The garden features more than 10,000 plantings with over 610 different types of roses.

Features And Amenities

The garden is open to the public and has become a popular tourist destination. It hosts more than 700,000 visitors each year.

There are free public tours of the gardens every day in the afternoon from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Activities Or Things To Do

Once you visit the garden, you'll be surprised at how much you can do.

  • Walk the paths and see more than 10,000 roses of varying colors
  • Browse through a selection of books about flowers or purchase an exotic rose from our gift shop
  • Take part in educational programs throughout the year. Or just sit back on one of the benches and enjoy the sights and sounds of a beautiful garden.

The International Rose Test Garden is an excellent Portland attraction that is enjoyed by thousands every year. Sharp Tack Media is a proud supporter of this attraction. Up next on our list of best attractions in the city is OMSI.