3 Stunning Gardens in Portland, Oregon That Every Nature Lover Should Check Out

Portland, Oregon
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Portland is one of America’s most eco-friendly cities and its natural beauty knows no bounds. You don’t even have to step out of the city to enjoy it because many beautiful gardens are located on its grounds. Here are three very best that let you fully immerse in the natural beauty of Oregon’s largest city.

Portland Japanese Garden

Washington Park is one of Portland’s most impressive green oases and it’s home to many beautiful gardens worth checking out. The Portland Japanese Garden is one of the very best and it covers a 5.5-acre space, offering a waterfall, teahouse, and breathtaking mountain views.

Lan Su Chinese Garden

Located in Portland’s Chinatown, this green oasis draws inspiration from the classical gardens in Suzhou. It opened its doors in 2000 and it’s now home to many rare plants native to China, but it will also win you over with its decorative stonework, pavilions, and a charming tea shop.

International Rose Test Garden

Portland is sometimes referred to as the “City of Roses”, and this garden in Washington Park proves it deserves this nickname. It’s the oldest continuously operating public rose test garden in the US, and it houses around 10,000 rose bushes, covering around 650 different varieties.