When we were in Oregon last week we visited the
International Rose Test Garden.
I wanted to share with you photos and some information about this beautiful place.
Founded in 1917, Portland’s International Rose Test Garden – overlooking downtown – is the oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States. Currently, the garden features over 10,000 rose bushes.
The primary purpose of this garden is to
serve as a testing ground for new rose varieties. The City of Portland Gold Medal Awards are issued annually to the best introductions. The first "Gold Medal" rose award was given in 1919, making it the oldest rose testing program of its kind in the United States. Portland is the only North American city to issue such awards. These award winning varieties are planted in the Gold Medal Garden.
We saw so many different varieties of the most beautiful roses.
This was a plaque and statue dedicated to Jesse A. Currey who was the founder and first curator of the International Rose Test Garden.
I loved them all!!
Carly, Scott, Harry, Katie and Stan enjoying the day at the
We also drove to see some of Oregon's waterfalls.
Each one was beautiful!!
Our family had such a great time in Oregon.
I will share more photos next week,
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