Get Ready to Smell the Roses

Many thanks to Grace Wondra, who has allowed us to show her video on the website. Grace was visiting her aunt and uncle, Jill and Bob Hrdlicka last summer when she created this video of her trip to the rose garden.

With the warmer weather finally here, we think it’s a great reminder of what’s in store for us in the coming weeks and months.

Track It Forward

Rose Garden Press

Check out this great article about Peninsula Park Rose Garden!

Rose Map of Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Download Our Latest Garden Map

You can print this map or view the PDF on your phone. It lists all of the roses in the garden.

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.

How to Volunteer at the Rose Garden

To learn about volunteering at the Peninsula Park Rose Garden, see our Volunteer page (

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

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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