Friday, April 20, 2012

Couple Getaways - R - Rose Gardens

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 ;)

~Ann Cory


Grammy said...

Hi, What a wonderful thing to be doing... walkin' and smellin' and lookin' at all the beauty of roses in a five acre area. What a beautiful idea that is! Thank you for the pictures, both in words and reality. I enjoyed the visit, now I gotta get on over to some of the other bloggers and see them. Best regards to you.
Ruby aka Grammy

Lynn Proctor said...

rose gardens are my favorites these are just gorgeous---thanks for showing them

David M. Brown said...

Rose gardens seldom fail to amaze me. Thanks for a great blog and love the images as well.

Good luck with the rest of the challenge. Near the end now :)

Tam Linsey said...

I love the rose garden. My husband and I have a rose dedicated to us at the Willamette University Rose Garden, and when we go for a visit, we always walk the garden and enjoy "our" rose.

I'm loving your couples getaway blogs :)

Savannah Chase said...

I love roses and have always wanted to have a garden full of them in all different colors. I would love to see this garden. Must be so beautiful.