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outstanding park is known for its large,
fragrant Occidentale that grow all over this 33 acre property. There
many rhododendrons that are blooming the last weekend in May when the
Festival & parade are held each year. The park showcases over 400
rhododendrons & other plants for your enjoyment.
Rhododendron Garden – Portland Crystal
Springs has thousands of species & hybrid rhododendrons &
garden was established in 1950 & is about five acres mostly
water. The Portland Chapter ARS holds a two day flower show at the
Mother’s Day weekend. The peak bloom time of flowers in the garden is
the weekend of the show.
was founded in 1951 through the joint efforts of the American
Society and the Eugene Parks Department & is Eugene's oldest city
are over six thousand varieties of rhododendrons and other ornamental
a 12 acre garden display.
Gerdemann Garden – Yachats
was started in 1981when the Gerdemanns moved to Yachats, Oregon where
purchased an acre and began developing a botanical garden. Today
is a 3.5 acre botanical garden that is protected by a permanent
of this outstanding rhododendron garden are available by appointment
& Molly Smith Garden The woodland
garden is about three acres and is open on Saturdays & Sundays in
& May. There are over 500 rhododendrons all tagged for easy
on Spruce Reach Island The BLM
acquired this property from the Hinsdale family in 1997. About 5 acres
the house are developed into an English garden with many rhododendron
that were planted in the early 1900s. Some of the planting of
rhodies is being done by BLM personnel & Chapters of District 4
BLM only opens the garden a few times per year. Parking is very limited
flowers in the garden can be enjoyed from Highway 38 across from the
elk viewing area.
The Oregon Garden – Silverton It’s
difficult to tell from the website how many rhododendrons are located
garden. The bloom time chart shows rhodies blooming in April which is
safe anywhere along the Oregon coast. The rest of the site shows a huge
of plants & flowers so this should be a must visit in April.
Shore Acres State
Park - Coos Bay The
show off many old, large rhododendrons & azaleas that bloom mostly
& May each year. The rose garden is a favorite during the summer.
swells from storms are spectacular crashing against the rocks that