Washington Park Rose Test Garden

washington park rose test garden

The week we arrived to Portland it was very cloudy and rainy. For a few days now, we have had amazing weather. Yesterday we dropped by the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park. 

There are over 7,000 rose plants of approximately 550 varieties. The roses bloom from April through October with the peak coming in June, depending on the weather. New rose cultivars are continually sent to the garden from many parts of the world and are tested for color, fragrance, disease resistance and other attributes. It is the oldest continuously operating public rose test garden in the United States and exemplifies Portland’s nickname of the City of Roses.  via wiki

Even though we saw only a few roses, the gardens were very pleasant and dreamy; the air was crisp and refreshing, and the scent of the roses was definitely in the air. I kept sniffing around to enjoy the scent as much as I could, I was on a rose high. I enjoyed the gardens very much.

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  1. How Gorgeous!! I can smell them!!.. I especially loved the Bleeding Heart.. You are having some fun!!! I had to laugh because I thought of you today… My daughter is moving out… so am I !!..going to De but she is staying in NJ… She and her boyfriend got a beautiful apartment and the first thing he (the landlord) said to them was NO INDIAN COOKING!!!.. She LIVES on it.. we are vegetarians… she is dying.. he can’t stop them from bringing IN the food and eating it.. !.. It smells up and permeates everything .. everything cloth.. and that is what they wear!!…LOL
    My friend Nimmi across the street says you have to buy one of the new houses.. no bugs!

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