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Community rose garden shows the best side of San Jose

This is a very nice park in a nice neighborhood that is good for a casual walk anytime, or you can... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
paul22luap
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San Jose, California
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We were volunteering to prune and maintain the rosebushes. This garden is a success story. Lack of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rod H
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Many different coloured roses. Worth a nice stroll. Nothing extraordinary. Will not take more than 30 minutes. Street parking when available.

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SJRoseGarden, Guest Relations Manager at Municipal Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Take time to smell the roses! With 4,000 roses over 5 acres we hope you spend more time at this historic landmark! Summer can be tough on the roses, with the heat. but come on back and enjoy a picnic!

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very nice park in a nice neighborhood that is good for a casual walk anytime, or you can jog around it (one square block). The roses are beautiful and of a wide variety. Our favorites are the peppermint-striped 'Julio Iglesias' and the...More

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SJRoseGarden, Guest Relations Manager at Municipal Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your help! Indeed, volunteers are a big part of the success of this Rose Garden. Both the roses you mentioned are very fragrant as well! To fond the most fragrant roses, look for the F on the stakes that identify the names of...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were volunteering to prune and maintain the rosebushes. This garden is a success story. Lack of public funds caused a large volunteer effort to turn this into one of the best rated rose gardens in the country

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SJRoseGarden, Guest Relations Manager at Municipal Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Rod, Thanks so much for your help in keeping it "America's Best Rose Garden". Yes, it i s quite a success story, with volunteers and community members banding together to resurrect this historic landmark. Please come to our web site to discover our journey!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This garden is such a hidden treasure! It literally takes your breath away when you enter, as if you can hear angels singing 😊. I wish I lived closer because I would spend hours here! Such a treasure!!

Thank Julie I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there couple of times and this is one of the best maintained rose garden in San Jose. Center fountain and benches provide a nice evening chit chat area. Kids can play in the near by open area. Each time I visited, there was a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my daughter here and was expecting a garden much like the one in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens but was wowed by the layout, size, and color variety. There is plenty of parking and space for lounging in peace. Next time, I'm bringing a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully groomed rose garden. Bushes are trimmed to be identical, grouped in colors. It can be a peaceful place to stroll. Perfect background for taking pictures. Plan to visit spring through summer when the roses are blooming.

Thank robertinSJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh my gosh, all I could think about was how jealous I was that I don't have a gorgeous rose garden like this in my home town. Must see!

Thank Jernae K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Rose Garden recently (June 2018) and it was beautiful! I had no idea there was such a quiet, peaceful area in San Jose. Free maps are provided that show you where each variety of rose species is located within the garden...More

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SJRoseGarden, Guest Relations Manager at Municipal Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The Rose Garden opened in 1937, so many generations of families in the San Jose area have visited. We are glad you stopped by and hope it will be a desitnation for many years to come!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go to the park in Spring and Summer when roses blossom. A lot of beautiful roses (of course, you cannot compare it with Rose Garden in Golden Gate Park). Since it is in a residential neighborhood in San Jose area, the size of the park...More

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SJRoseGarden, Guest Relations Manager at Municipal Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting "America's Best Rose Garden". Spring and Summer is a great time to come, though there will be blooms all the way to November this year. The Garden has over 4,000 roses with over 250 varieties so there is something for everyone....More

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Rachael C
4 July 2018|
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Response from seggerman | Reviewed this property |
Check out the other rose garden - the Heritage Rose Garden - I was there early June and it was past its peak
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Bibhabari K
12 May 2018|
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Response from GlennFrancoSimmons | Reviewed this property |
The garden is best seen from mid- to late April through May. However, there are blooms throughout spring, summer and fall. There is a secondary bloom usually in late September to October. One caveat: weather makes a... More
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Yin Y
25 September 2017|
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Response from AmySue1981 | Reviewed this property |
We went three weeks ago and it was still gorgeous. I'd think you'd still be able to see lovely blooms now.
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