300 N Jefferson, Eugene Oregon 97402
Fanning out along a bend in the river near downtown Eugene, the garden is a bright jewel in a long string of popular Eugene waterfront parks. From soccer fields at the U of O to duck ponds and community gardens at the north edge of town, the banks of the Willamette River
are the city's favorite attraction, And Owen's roses are at the center of the show.
More then 100,000 people a year pass through the garden. The nine acres were once the property of George Owen, a lumberman and philanthropist. Owen donated the land to Eugene, which began planting roses there in 1950. The garden is open 6 am to 11 pm year-round.
Gardens are open to the public throughout Oregon.
Other Eugene Parks & Recreation Department nearby:
(Eugene) Alton Baker Park
(Eugene) George E Owen Memorial Rose Garden
(Eugene) Hendricks Park Rhododendron Garden
(Leaburg) Lloyd Knox Water Board Park
(Eugene) Spencer Butte Park
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10/09 Coming to The Eugene area
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Rhododendron Days Florence OR May17-19 The annual celebration of the blooming of rhododendrons along the central Oregon Coast.
Bohemia Mining Days Cottage Grove OR July18-21 Prospectors' breakfast, miners' parade, food booths, gold panning, a pow wow, carnival, kiddie parade, street dance, and more.
The Oregon Jamboree Sweet Home OR August2-4 Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the the Oregon Jamboree has 2 stages, 22 shows, 1 sweet weekend.