We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Municipal Rose Garden

Naglee Avenue & Dana Ave, San Jose, CA 95216
+1 408-794-7274
Review Highlights
Always good to visit

We have been here few times so far. Always with family and we always have good time. Parking is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
San Jose, California
Beautiful rose garden

Great variety of roses and colors. Liked the evergreen trees as contrast for photos and for shade... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kathy L
San Diego, United States
Read all 368 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Naglee Avenue & Dana Ave, San Jose, CA 95216
+1 408-794-7274
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (368)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 368 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been here few times so far. Always with family and we always have good time. Parking is very easy too. Completely free. Worth the time.

Thank Ranjithls
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great variety of roses and colors. Liked the evergreen trees as contrast for photos and for shade. A lovely place to have a picnic.

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I almost hate to give away my favorite location for a picnic! At this time of year, especially (Spring), all the roses are in bloom and the weather is pleasant. There are benches and picnic tables available, and plenty of freshly mown lawn on which...More

1  Thank dianebE9842XX
SJRoseGarden, Public Relations Manager at Municipal Rose Garden, responded to this review

There is also Park Station Hashery one block away on Naglee and Park Ave which has great salads and sandwiches that you can order to go. Both Zanotto's and PSH are great choices and are walking distance from the thousands of blooms!

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you need a little peace in an otherwise busy life, all you need is a 30 minute visit to smell the roses at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden. This iconic garden is loaded with beautiful flowers, age old redwoods, expansive lawns, and a...More

Thank davidbC5255ZA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The San Jose Rose Garden is a gem! The roses are beautiful, the scents are wonderful and the peace and quiet make it a worthwhile hour. To add to the enjoyment, there are often volunteers in green vests who are full of rose knowledge and...More

Thank anitat122
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for someplace to just go and enjoy a sunny day and we found the Rose Garden. What a great spot. The roses are gorgeous and you can just hang out and chill for a couple of hours. Great place.

Thank Letterato
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to visit on a Friday morning which was great- not too crowded yet and a bit more available on street parking. The rose garden is a good size -I took lots of pictures for a couple of full hours and probably 1/3 of...More

Thank Jen K
SJRoseGarden, Public Relations Manager at Municipal Rose Garden, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting. Yes we are in the middle of our first bloom cycle and there's plenty more blooms to go. They will always be blooms in this garden up through November. The garden has been open since the 1930s, with many generations of visitors....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beds and beds and beds of roses. In mid-May, they were all in bloom. The colors ranged from whites to pink to dark purples with traditional blooms to ruffled doubles. Definitely worth a quick or extended visit!

Thank Cindy3951
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son has lived in San Jose for a year and didn't know about this beautiful spot. Enjoyed walking through the rose beds on a quite afternoon. A year later he proposed to the love of his life here!!

Thank COB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Come during late summer and early fall when all the roses are in bloom. It's an enjoyment to be had for the senses. Great place to have a picnic or a lunch.

Thank robsSanJose
Nearby Restaurants
Falafel Drive-In
813 reviews
1.15 km away
23 reviews
.56 km away
Bill's Cafe
58 reviews
.55 km away
dia de pesca, day of fishing
39 reviews
.93 km away
Nearby Attractions
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
599 reviews
.48 km away
Santana Row
293 reviews
2.17 km away
Mission Santa Clara de Asis
96 reviews
2.26 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you sit on the grass with a picnic blanket?
14 May 2017|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from Lauri C | Reviewed this property |
People were sitting on the grass it is a large park.
What tine of the year is the best for veiwing the roses in full bloom? I was planning on visiting tomarrow but didnt know if they stop blooming near fall and winter
11 September 2016|
Answer Show all 10 answers
Response from Connie F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry! I just saw this. I hope you visited the rose garden. We don't cut back the roses until much later. Still in full bloom in September!
dakota w
Does it cost to get in the Rose garden and if so how much?
4 May 2016|
Answer Show all 12 answers
Response from Rollin_along_Mom | Reviewed this property |
Admission to the Rose Garden is totally free. As for photographing, if you are a professional photographer, you need a permit, otherwise, you can click away. Pets are not allowed in the garden.