If roses are your thing, then you will feel like you have died and gone to heaven at The Portland Rose Test Garden. It’s actually one of the oldest public gardens in America. It dates back to 1888 and has gone from a pitched tent in a private garden to the sprawling test garden it is today. Why is it called a Test Garden? Because many roses are tested here, to see if that particular variety will work.
Throughout the garden there are pathways that you can walk in order to get a closer look at the flowers.
And if you just want to sit on a bench and take in the surroundings, you can do that as well.
Portland isn’t a city you hear people talking much about but the Portland Rose Test Garden is just one example of the beauty you can find in this city. If you haven’t been to Portland before you will love it. I will write a few more posts on the joys of visiting Portland but in the meantime, if you are in or will be in Portland, check out my friends walking tour which is rated #1 activity in Portland on tripadvisor.com and discover why Portland is such a gem.