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Municipal Rose Garden

Naglee Avenue & Dana Ave, San Jose, CA 95216
+1 408-794-7274
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Best Rose Garden In Silicon Valley

The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden is one of the best rose gardens in the United States. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GlennFrancoSimmons
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Cupertino, California
World class rose garden

A lovely place to enjoy roses and nature in the center of Silicon Valley. Bring a picnic or just... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dschwartz1212
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San Jose, CA
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“full bloom” (21 reviews)
“nice fountain” (7 reviews)
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Naglee Avenue & Dana Ave, San Jose, CA 95216
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden is one of the best rose gardens in the United States. It is tended to by volunteers. My last visit was in January and there weren't major blooms, of course, but I've added a few photos from previous trips...More

Thank GlennFrancoSimmons
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to enjoy roses and nature in the center of Silicon Valley. Bring a picnic or just stroll amongst the hundreds of rose varieties. Just down the street is the epic Egyptian Museum.

Thank dschwartz1212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visit the Rose Garden (smell the 🌹s spring to winter!) it is a half mile walk around the rose garden-about 1,000 steps. Meet your friends and enjoy!

1  Thank Melinda S
Reviewed 13 January 2018

My Family and I came to this Garden to take our annual seasonal pictures. We were very please and it is a must to visit place.

Thank Mobilhopitality
Reviewed 31 December 2017

It is good to know that you can still stop and smell the roses in December. The layout of this place is not particularly imaginitive, and I would like to see more scented rosesMore

Thank hikingsierra
SJRoseGarden, Guest Relations Manager at Municipal Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

The Garden was designed by the famed architect John McLaren, who also designed golden gate park. It opened in 1937. Roses are like perfume on women, they need heat to activate the scent! In December, it is much to cold for the oils in the...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Perfect spot for photo-shoots especially during Spring to early summer. A beautiful fountain, hundreds of colorful roses and benches to sit and read. A nice area to walk around. If you love roses, this is a must see. Bring your camera!

Thank erlyned2017
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I love this rose garden - enough to be married at the beautiful fountain. I visit the garden regularly to see the never ending acres of roses - in just about every color available. What’s lacking though is scent. I have smelled every rose bush...More

Thank Lori S
SJRoseGarden, Public Relations Manager at Municipal Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

We have so many rose beds that have varieties that are known to be very fragrant, As you walk through the garden, look for roses that have an F on their signs. This denotes that the rose is very frangrant. In addition, our maps also...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017

Nice peaceful spot to visit. Lots of different varieties of rose on display. Interesting to see all of the different colours and shapes and to smell their perfume. Well maintained and clean.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

The rose garden is a great place to visit year round. The flowers bloom in the spring, but it’s still pretty in the Fall and Winter.

Thank ProfAragon
Reviewed 19 November 2017

My dad took my siblings and I here when i was younger. The garden is peaceful and beautiful, especially when it's sunny and the roses are in bloom. There are many different species of roses there. I loved the setting so much that I had...More

Thank dperez96
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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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Yin Y
25 September 2017|
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Response from anitat122 | Reviewed this property |
There are some. Not as robust as May and June. There will be limit d blooms until December, the roses are trimmed for the winter in early January. Mother's day in May is the hight and spectacular.
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Kc G
16 September 2017|
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Response from SJRoseGarden | Property representative |
No way!!! The park has been open for 80 years without a fee. I might suggest you pick up lunch at the Park Station Hashery right around the corner have have a picnic!
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