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Best Rose Garden anywhere

You can wander peacefully around roughly two square blocks of park containing an enormous variety... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David G
Municipal Rose Garden - A San Jose Treasure

The Rose Garden is a wonderful place, not only to see the wide variety of roses but also a great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can wander peacefully around roughly two square blocks of park containing an enormous variety of roses.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David G
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Rose Garden is a wonderful place, not only to see the wide variety of roses but also a great place to have a lunch, picnic or just to relax and enjoy all the beauty that exists there. Would highly recommend it for people who...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walked this garden several times, great place to visit during rose blooming season. Can get crowded at times and parking can be difficult but still great location.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Luis R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had spare time and I went for a walk just to confirm there are no roses during the winter :) It didn't worth the visit. The garden is very small. There is a nice fountain. Anyway, it is definitely nothing special and you better...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Leon A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many cities have rose gardens, but don’t miss this one if you are in San Jose. Bring a blanket and lunch and enjoy. Definitely come spring/summer to see it in full beauty! Take a drive through the neighborhood to see some of San Jose’s most...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank tifsterv
Reviewed 12 December 2018

First time visiting the Rose Garden although I’ve lived here for what seems like centuries.. Mot the ideal time of year to visit as the blooms were mostly done. What there was left was beautiful, fragant, and well maintained. Quiet and peaceful stroll with a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank loopycynic
SJRoseGarden, Public Relations Manager at Municipal Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for coming and visiting. It is one of San Jose's Historic Landmarks, opening in the 1930's. It's amazing that we still have roses blooming in December! But indeed, they are seasonal. It's still a nice, quiet place to come and relax, but don't expect...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Ha, maybe this is obvious but the roses are vibrant 1/2 the year and just less vibrant at other times.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank rob19321
SJRoseGarden, Public Relations Manager at Municipal Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

It's amazing that we still have roses blooming in December! But indeed, they are seasonal. It's still a nice, quiet place to come and relax, but don't expect huge displays of roses during the winter months!

Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful place to walk through. Bring friends... bring family... surprise a date... have a picnic. Very interesting to see all the different types of roses.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank queserawithme
Reviewed 14 November 2018

The Rose Garden is a beautiful place for a wedding, picture taking or just relaxing in the beauty of the Garden. I have attended many events in the Rose Garden and all were absolutely beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden is a nice place to visit for a variety of outdoor park activities. About half of the park is open grass area with a few picnic tables and the remaining half is dedicated to a variety of rose bushes...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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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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