There are several gardens around the Portland Region. Near the Japanese Garden (in Washington Park) we also have the International Rose Test Garden and the Hoyt Arboretum, along with the Oregon Holocaust Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Oregon Zoo, and the Portland Children’s Museum, and some beautiful hiking trails, if any of those interest you. In downtown Portland there’s the Lan Su Chinese Garden. On the southeast side of the city we have the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden and the Leach Botanical Garden. On the north side there’s Peninsula Park, which is the site of our original rose garden (1909) and still has a lot of the original features, including the 100+ year old fountain in the center of the rose garden. The Elk Rock Garden is just west of downtown, and not far from the Portland Airport (PDX) is the National Sanctuary of our Sorrowful Mother, otherwise known as The Grotto. There’s several more gardens near Portland, I’ve just listed some of the largest or most well-known.