You’ve suffered through the winter and are busting at the seams to get outside. Celebrate spring by visiting one of these 10 gardens and green spaces dotting Portland. Click through the photo gallery to find out our favorite places for some good garden-stomping fun.

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

This fab botanical garden sits between Reedies and Eastmoreland golfers. Colorful rhodies can be seen here as early as April, with the best plumage around Mother’s Day. We love the ducks, the waterfall, and the always free entry for the kidlets. Open 6:00 – 6:00 pm through the end of March and then until 10:00 pm until Labor Day. Admission is $4 for adults and over 12s from Wednesday – Monday.  Or, more succinctly - it’s free for all on Tuesdays.

(6015 SE 28th Ave at Woodstock Ave, Portland, OR 97202 or

What Portland gardens make your kid smile with glee? Let us know in the comments below!

—Liz Overson