is a unique 9-acre garden containing an outstanding collection of rare species and hybrid rhododendrons, azaleas, and other lesser known shrubs, as well as many companion plants and unusual trees.
This internationally recognized garden is a beautiful place to host your wedding May through September. A spring-fed lake surrounds much of the garden, attracting countless waterfowl which nest and feed in this natural habitat. In summer, trees, shrubs, and perennials add an abundance color.
Visitors stroll by three waterfalls via two picturesque bridges and wander down shaded paths to Crystal Springs Lake. Marveling at the reach of the fountain spray, exploring the garden, and watching the sun set over Portland’s West Hills are favorite pastimes. Long regarded as a photographer’s dream, this tranquil setting makes it easy to forget that downtown Portland is only minutes away.
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is a partnership that dates back to 1950 between Portland Parks & Recreation and the Portland Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society (DBA Friends of Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden).
Friends of Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden has been operating Crystal Springs in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation for over 70 years! Visit our primary garden website for more information.
Your gift to the garden will help ensure that it remains a peaceful urban refuge for all to enjoy!
Outdoor Wedding Venue in Portland Oregon