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International Rose Test Garden

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Peace and serenity are as abundant as the fragrant roses at the oldest continuously operated public rose garden in the U.S. Over 650 varieties of this perfumy flower bloom on approximately 10,000 bushes from April to October, but peak season is in June. The 4.5-acre parcel of land is called a "test garden" because cultivars are sent from around the world and they are examined here for growth, color, fragrance, and disease resistance. It's within walking distance of other landmarks such as the Oregon Holocaust Memorial and the Sacajawea Statue. (Submitted by Paola Tapia)