Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden-Portland OR (May 12, 2016)

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens is a gem in the city of Portland. If you want to get away to nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city this is the place to go. It’s located at 5801 SE 28th Street off Hwy 205 near Reed College. This place was recommended to me while I was dog-sitting for my son for a week. This is a 9 1/2 acre botanical garden that contains a collection of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Shrubs, Trees and other plants. It has a spring-fed lake surrounding much of the garden, which attracts quite a bit of waterfowl (ducks, geese, etc) that nest and feed in this natural habitat. As a visitor, you will stroll past three small waterfalls, two bridges, fountains and wander along shaded paths to the lake. There are more than 2,500 Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and other plants, which have all been donated by volunteers, interested individuals or purchased with donated funds. There are also 94 different species and the oldest Rhododendron were planted in the 1800s. ¬†Admission is very cheap at $4.00 for adults and children 12 and under are free. In the winter months (The day after Labor Day through February admission is free). On weekends, some areas may be off-limits due to special events. You can call ahead to find out.




10 thoughts on “Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden-Portland OR (May 12, 2016)

  1. Hello Sherry! The Rhodi Gardens are beautiful. Once I was lucky enough to be able to spend my lunch hours there. That was before they charged to visit the beautiful gardens. I found them to be a peaceful spot in my busy day. Sorry so long to write. It has been crazy selling our place (finally closed) and still working on buying our little house in Camas. It is suppose to close this coming Friday. Then we are going to have a contractor paint it inside and out before we move in. It will be nice when it is all done. Let me know what you are up to now. I hope whatever it is that it is bringing you joy. Take care, Sharon


  2. Hi Sharon, so good to hear from you. So glad you are getting this whole moving thing about done with and you can get settled into a regular routine again soon. Will be so great to be closer to you kids and grandkids. I am doing good, I happen to be traveling with my two older grandkids now……we are in Idaho Falls since Friday. Was staying and seeing friends who live here and spent the 4th with them and the rest of their family. Had a great day. I left WA June 20th with the grandkids and will get them back home by the end of July. We are having a great time and we have only just begun. Postings on my blog will be here and there as I will be spending time with the grandkids vs blogging time, but will try and squeeze it in where I can. Would be great if you would get a FB account and then you can friend me at “Trailer Travels”. I post pictures pretty regularly there and short captions. Take care, keep in touch.


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