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Municipal Rose Garden

Naglee Avenue & Dana Ave, San Jose, CA 95216
+1 408-794-7274
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A Hidden Gem

While driving through San Jose we decided to detour and visit the Municipal Rose Garden located... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
42Travel2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
Roses Roses Roses

If you enjoy beautiful roses this is the place to visit. Ample parking and lot to see and do. Ive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
makeitso4u
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CHICAGO
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Naglee Avenue & Dana Ave, San Jose, CA 95216
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+1 408-794-7274
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"full bloom"
in 25 reviews
"different varieties"
in 8 reviews
"lovely fountain"
in 6 reviews
"maintained garden"
in 6 reviews
"residential neighborhood"
in 6 reviews
"redwood trees"
in 7 reviews
"mother's day"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 13 reviews
"water fountain"
in 10 reviews
"spring and summer"
in 5 reviews
"taking pictures"
in 9 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 7 reviews
"sunny day"
in 5 reviews
"street parking"
in 5 reviews
"walk around"
in 5 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 5 reviews
"silicon valley"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While driving through San Jose we decided to detour and visit the Municipal Rose Garden located only minutes off of the freeway. Wow! This place is beautiful. If your love roses, a lovely fountain, and delightful people, then you won't want to miss this destination....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy beautiful roses this is the place to visit. Ample parking and lot to see and do. Ive attended here over 25 times from wedding to family photos. Great for a picnic!

Thank makeitso4u
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love roses. This well manicured garden has an amazing number of roses with easy to read and locate names and descriptors. I go here often but especially when I need time to reflect and becalm.

Thank Janet D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park has a quiet, elegant setting in a neighborhood of fine older homes. The neighborhood takes its name from the presence of the park. The roses there include some kinds not often seen any longer, and the fountain is edged with Stonelight tile. The...More

Thank Douglas R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little rose-oasis in the heart of San Jose. Great for al fresco painting, general lounging/picnicking, photo shoots and appreciating roses.

Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I underestimated how beautiful this would be. I highly recommend visiting if you can. Everything was vibrantly colored and in full bloom. It's easily one of the prettiest parks I've ever been too. However, it's not real big.

Thank Mandiful2007
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank A1Nomadic
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SJRoseGarden, Guest Relations Manager at Municipal Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

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!

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

Thank paul22luap
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SJRoseGarden, Guest Relations Manager at Municipal Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

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

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 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

Thank Rod H
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SJRoseGarden, Guest Relations Manager at Municipal Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

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!

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 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
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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
13 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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