Historic Piedmont neighborhood is home to a unique horticultural gem – Peninsula Park Rose Garden. A formal French garden, this tranquil treasure is Portland’s first public rose garden and original site of the Rose Festival activities. More than a century old, the Garden’s iconic fountain and bandstand are perfect complements to the splendor of more than 5,000 roses. The Garden’s wide, brick walkways and ramps, along with level grassy paths, provide easy access to all. The Garden is home to Portland’s official rose, Madame Caroline Testout, which was planted by the thousands along city streets in the early 1900s, ensuring Portland could rightfully claim to be the City of Roses.