Portland’s International Rose Test Garden

Today is National Red Rose day, and, although the roses here are of many different colors, it seemed appropriate to tell you about Portland’s beautiful Rose Garden!  

June’s birth flower is the Rose and different colored roses mean different things when they are given.  

The Red rose, of course, is symbolic of love and romance – of beauty and perfection!

Pink roses mean admiration, gentleness, happiness and grace.


White Roses are for innocence and purity.

The yellow rose (my personal favorite) tell the recipient their friendship is valued and brings you joy.

Orange roses symbolize energy and convey passionate romance and an exciting relationship.

This year is the rose garden’s 100th anniversary, so go check it out!  Located in Washington park and free to the public.  It has great views of the city of Roses below as well!  

And here are some more photos of some of the amazing roses you might see!

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About Helen Fern

I live in the upper Willamette Valley with my amazing husband and four very spoiled cats - three adopted feral cats and one shelter baby. We have lived here since the dawn of 1991 and love every inch of the region.
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2 Responses to Portland’s International Rose Test Garden

  1. Teresa says:

    I love the orange roses. I remember my grandfather had those in his garden and their perfume was amazing. I’ve never smelled roses like those ever since. Thank you for joining The Really Crafty Link Party and have a wonderful week!

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