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Rose Garden at Mesa Community College

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Address: 1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202-4822
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+1 480-461-7022

Designed by landscape architect LeRoy Brady, the Desert Southwest's largest...

Designed by landscape architect LeRoy Brady, the Desert Southwest's largest rose garden, where nearly 8000 rose bushes bloom in the desert. Take time to smell the roses by taking a stroll through The Garden and view its tremendous number of vibrant colors, flower forms and growth habits. The terrace areas of the East and West gardens can be reserved for intimate settings such as weddings, music ensembles, theatrical readings, and art displays. Tours are also available.

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Over 9000 Roses!

This garden is a must while visiting Mesa. The garden has over 9000 roses that are all blooming right now, and you can enjoy it for free. It's great for photography lovers, and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The idea is fantastic. The variety of Roses are hybrids for the most part. They're covered in aphids year-round. Never dead-headed. Never groomed. This Rose garden could rival those around the world if there were someone consistently tending to it.

Thank nanarabiah
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This garden is a must while visiting Mesa. The garden has over 9000 roses that are all blooming right now, and you can enjoy it for free. It's great for photography lovers, and there's a guided cell phone tour. You just simply call the phone number posted throughout the garden with the various stop numbers to hear the audio tour.

1 Thank Likeaboss590
Thunder Bay
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a must see in late March and early April. There was a huge assortment of colours and types of roses that produce the most incredible fragrances. Will return next year.

Thank Winterhaven46
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful free activity. The roses are meticulously kept. There were many different varieties of roses. And there were many more roses than we expected to see. We had a very enjoyable visit to the unexpected gem!

Thank Kristi A
Mesa, Arizona
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a small park, but very interesting and it's free!. The roses were in bloom while we were there. There is also a monument in the park that is a very interesting read. It's a great way to spend an hour or so on a beautiful Arizona day!

1 Thank barkinbarb
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Unfortunatelly the rose garden of Mesa Community Garden is not well maintained. There are variety of roses here but they are not pruned, cared properly.

1 Thank Birsen Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I was so excited to visit this place,after I read a review from 2 weeks previous. Upon arrival not a single rose in bloom and a lone gardener trimming barren branches :( I am sure this place is beautiful in season. Im guessing season starts in April. It would be nice if they posted a schedule. If and when I... More 

4 Thank mruggier0
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

It was actually my 85 year old dad who toured the MCC Rose Garden. He loved it. He said it was a beautiful enjoyable walk. He was surprised by how nice it was.

1 Thank darnellgrossi
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

They are beautiful and thriving so nice to see roses while so many are facing blizzards. Time stops when we stop to enjoy the beauty and fragrance of a rose.

1 Thank LeRoy B
Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My nineteen year old daughter and I enjoyed our afternoon stroll through the rose garden. I believe we may have only seen a small portion of the garden and many of the roses were not in bloom at the time. There were a couple of sculptures and pretty benches to sit and relax.

1 Thank liljodo

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