The Unknown History Portland’s Rose Test Garden- Monthly Lecture Series
5540 Southeast Kellogg Creek Drive
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Join us as Harry Landers explores the unknown history of one of Portland’s premier attractions: the International Rose Test Garden. The Garden serves as a trial ground for new rose varieties, as well as an exhibition space. It is the oldest continuously operating public rose test garden in the United States, covering 4.5 acres, and is home to more than 10,000 individual rose plants and approximately 650 varieties. Harry will tell us about the garden and what it takes to make it a World Class Garden and show piece of Portland.
Harry Landers is the recently retired curator, having worked in the gardens from 1989 to 2017. He is the official judge for the American Rose Garden Awards, the American miniature Roses and an independent judge for six rose companies.