The Portland Rose Gardens is a soothing way to spend your day with your loved one, surrounded by acres of beauty. Five acres, to be exact.
Those five acres in Washington Park were set aside as a rose-growing test garden in 1917. During World War I, the Portland Rose Garden became a haven for varieties European growers feared would be destroyed during the bombing, and today it is the oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States with more than 8,000 rose plants.
June is the busiest month at the gardens because of the Rose Festival, and in my opinion not the best month to go. While it does get warm in July, you'll find some quieter days during that month. If you're looking for a peaceful getaway for the day with your honey, I highly recommend a walk through the Rose Gardens.
All throughout April I'll be posting about Couple Getaways as part of the A-Z Challenge. I hope you'll stop by for the next destination! No passport necessary ;)