San Jose's five-and-a-half–acre Municipal Rose Garden is one of the best places in town to relax, recoup, and literally smell the roses – more than 4,000 of them, in fact. This fragrant paradise has served as the home to these blooming roses in San Jose since 1927, and it is one of the biggest and the most beautiful rose gardens in the world.
There are 189 rose varieties, and the rose growers are developing new hybrids every day.
The garden is one of the top San Jose attractions, and, unsurprisingly, it is a popular venue for weddings. Volunteers from the Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden also come here to help prune, deadhead, fertilize, and weed.
Without their help, giving these high maintenance beauties the attention they need would be almost impossible. The Municipal Rose Garden is a must-see attraction in San Jose.
Naglee Ave & Dana Ave., San Jose, California, Phone: 408 535-3500
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