Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Interesting
Lovely year-round, this seven-acre garden in the Eastmoreland neighborhood turns spectacular from April through June when 600 varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas burst into bloom. The Portland chapter of the American Rhododendron Society began planting the prize collection of rhododendrons in 1950. From the gatehouse, visitors cross a bridge overlooking a small waterfall and follow paths through the shade-loving "rhodies" to Crystal Springs Lake, created in 1917 by damming 13 area springs. Congregated near the shoreline and bobbing on the water are coots, widgeons, wood ducks, mallards and Canada geese. Paddison Fountain shoots a geyser of water into the lake's South Lagoon.

Useful information

Address:

28th Ave, 97206 Portland

Price:

free of charge

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