Become a Member of
Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Our new member program makes it easy for everyone to support the Rose Garden. Your tax-deductible member dues provide us with the funds to keep our volunteer program strong and our mission to preserve the Garden on track. For more information, read our Membership Program details.

Want to Volunteer at the Rose Garden?

We’re in the Garden every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon. Look for a VolunteerHost wearing a bright red vest. Volunteer Hosts will help you get you started with a quick garden and safety orientation and a demonstration on how to deadhead. Hosts can also help you buddy up with current volunteer on your first day. Don’t worry if you have no experience with roses — everything is super easy and relaxed. And on Friday, snacks rule! For more information about volunteering, see our Volunteer page (


Upcoming Events

  1. Fall Pruning

    October 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
  2. Annual Volunteer Meeting

    December 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Visit Portland’s Oldest Public Rose Garden

Emanuel Mische designed and oversaw the construction and opening of the Peninsula Park Rose Garden in 1913. A traditional French design for a strolling garden with a fountain in the center, Mische based his design on original sketches by the Olmstead Brothers firm, where he was employed while designing the garden and other parks in Portland. Mische later went on to become Portland’s first Parks director. Peninsula Park Rose Garden celebrated its Centennial in 2013.

Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Peninsula Park Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon’s oldest public rose garden, opened in 1913 and was designed by Emanuel Mische. The rose garden is a traditional French design, based on initial plans by the Olmstead Brothers firm, where Mische had worked before taking the job as Portland’s first Parks director.
Peninsula Park Rose Garden

How Your Donations Help...

Donations to Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden are tax-deductible, and are used to help us preserve and enhance the historic Peninsula Park Rose Garden and its 105 year old masonry. Click the button to make a donation via PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account to donate. Thank you!

Interested in volunteering?

Garden volunteers are welcome anytime. During the bloom season (May – Sept) we are in the garden 3 days a week from 9 a.m. until noon. On Fridays, during the season, you’ll find snacks and often, our horticulturist will provide a brief lesson on some aspect of rose gardening, pest management, or disease control. We also have an active Board which is frequently looking to expand its membership.

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