Crystal Springs, located between Reed College and Eastmoreland Golf Course, was founded in 1950 as an experimental garden for rhododendrons. Today, more than 2,500 azaleas, rhododendrons and other plants are planted on 9.5 acres (4 hectares) of land. Introduce visitors to small slogans marked with plants and provide a self-serve travel brochure in the local area.
The garden is one of Portland’s premier waterfowl viewing spots and is home to around 100 species of birds and other wildlife and plants. Sitting on a bench on the shore of Crystal Lake, you’ll see dozens of ducks and geese swimming. Plus, listen to the sounds of various birds, such as Scrub Jay, Red Wing Blackbird, Song Sparrow, and Gray Heron.
Crystal Springs hosts an annual flower event organized by the Portland branch of the Mountain Laurel Association. The exhibition and sale of azaleas and daffodils will take place in early April. The biggest Mother’s Day show and auction will be held on Mother’s Day weekend in mid-May (this is also the peak of flowers). Both shows will have a large-scale plant sale and flower show that anyone can attend.