Wednesday, August 19, 2015

~The International Rose Test Garden and Waterfalls in Oregon and Simple & Sweet Fridays #181~

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 
Rose Garden!
 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,
the Farmers Market, Voodoo Donuts and more!

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  1. Stan & Jody, what a lovely vacation in Portland your family had. The Japanese gardens and Wahkeena Falls are definitely on my list of things to see next time my husband and I travel there. Thank you so much for sharing photos!

  2. Bonjour,

    Je viens de vivre un très agréable moment en votre compagnie... Cette roseraie est un lieu certainement extraordinaire et quel plaisir que de pouvoir admirer les reines des fleurs !

    Merci également pour ce très joli partage.

    Gros bisous ❀

  3. Jody & Stan,
    Gorgeous Rose Gardens, dear friends!!!
    I adore spending family time doing excursions such as these!!!
    Awesome photo of the two of you, too!!!
    Thanks for hosting Simple and Sweet Fridays! each week!!!

  4. What a beautiful rose garden. It would be so nice to just wander among all those gorgeous roses.

  5. Wonderful waterfalls and rose garden. Thank you for showing your Oregon holiday. Thank you Jody and Stan for Sweet and Simple Fridays 181. What a great family time on your holiday.

  6. Oh my, what a beautiful garden and all those spectacular roses. What a great vacation. MY roses are terrible this year with the drought. The pictures are so good and I loved looking at them.
    Have a wonderful vacation.

  7. Thanks so much for the party and for sharing this amazing garden!!


  8. Beautiful garden photos looks like a lovely holiday. Thank you for featuring my Caribbean Brown Chicken Stew. Great party, thanks for hosting.

  9. Thank you for the feature Jody and Stan. We visited Portland few years back. Loved all the water falls, its very beautiful. Your post brought back all the memories.

  10. I loved all your photos. The rose garden is something I would love to see.

    I bet it was hard to choose photos to put up on this post. So many beautiful flowers.

    See you next week!


  11. Jody the falls and gardens are lovely! Thanks for hosting!

  12. Thank you for hosting a lovely party! If you get a chance, please pop in to my party, Friday Favorites, going on now at! Have a super weekend - Christine

  13. Hello gorgeous! Thank you so much for hosting such a fabulous party! Please take a minute and stop by our party. We would love to party with you twice this week! Lou Lou Girls

  14. Hello gorgeous! Thank you so much for hosting such a fabulous party! Please take a minute and stop by our party. We would love to party with you twice this week! Lou Lou Girls

  15. Jody
    I love rose gardens of all kinds and that one is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing my mantle and my inspirations! Thank you for hosting.


  16. Thanks so much for the feature. I don't have anything to post this week. Our kitchen is a slow process, but hopefully, I will be able to post about it soon.

  17. Thanks so much for the party! Those fuchsia roses are stunning!


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