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Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204


1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1302
Portland, Oregon 97204

503-823-PLAY (7529)

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International Rose Test Garden Centennial Celebration

  • Centennial Sunshine Rose Commemorating 100 years of roses at the International Rose Test Garden


International Rose Test Garden Centennial Celebration

100 Years of Roses

Saturday, August 26 2017, 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM
International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park, 400 SW Kingston Avenue

Music   |   Activities   |   Art   |   Dancing   |   Food Vendors   |   Family Fun 

About the Garden

The International Rose Test Garden is consistently named as Oregon’s best free attraction, and has delighted visitors from around the globe for 100 years. The Garden serves as a trial ground for new rose varieties, as well as an exhibition space. Incorporated in 1917, the garden helped solidify Portland’s title as the City of Roses, and also created a sanctuary for European-grown roses during World War I that were threatened by bombings. It is now the oldest continuously operating public rose test garden in the United States and hosts nearly 700,000 visitors each year. The garden covers 4.5 acres, and is home to more than 10,000 individual rose plants and approximately 650 varieties. Roses are typically in bloom from May to October, peaking in the month of June.

The International Rose Test Garden is owned and managed by Portland Parks & Recreation.