roses in bloom

Welcome to the Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance.

Established 40 years ago, with most of the original plants still thriving, the garden features 500 varieties of old fashioned roses, types that came before modern hybrid roses, with 1,500 specimens in all.

They cover as site that is nearly as big as three footboall fields. Colors included red, cream, copper, crimson, salmon, canary, burngandy, and yes, rose.

Walking through the rose garden you will no doubt see roses that you would not recognixe as roses except for the thorns.  The roses vary from 20 inches to 20 feet and everywhere in between. They are hardy, smell especially intense and have survived the test of time.

 In June, the first two weeks, is when they hit their peak bloom.  Many old roses only flower once, so timing is critical to see and smell them in their glory.

Hours: Open seven days a week, from half an hour before dawn to half an hour after dusk.

Admission and parking are free!