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Heritage Rose Garden

Taylor and Spring Sts., San Jose, CA
+1 408-298-7657
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Hidden Gem

Not sure what we expected but were pleasantly surprised with the history and the stunning examples... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
San Jose, California
Fragrant Garden

Heritage Rose Garden offers many heirloom roses, some of which are rare. Because they are heirloom... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cupertino, California
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Taylor and Spring Sts., San Jose, CA
+1 408-298-7657
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not sure what we expected but were pleasantly surprised with the history and the stunning examples of roses. We saw plants which dated back to 1820 and earlier. As noted on the grounds, many of the plants were collected from un-kept Victorian cemeteries and abandoned...More

Thank LydiaK313
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heritage Rose Garden offers many heirloom roses, some of which are rare. Because they are heirloom, the fragrance in the garden is spectacular.

Thank GlennFrancoSimmons
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I visited this garden with my friend while on a business trip to San Jose. She is a Master Rosarian, so was thrilled to walk through the garden and find many of her favorites. Most of the roses were in bloom, a few were past...More

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

All the roses are in bloom! Enjoy a leisurely walk through the garden! The aromas of the the roses melding together are so nice. Plenty of on street parking. No entrance fee.

Thank bbtapper
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Admire hundreds of well maintained roses. All are identified, so you can see what each variety might do in you garden. Best times for the masses of roses are mid spring to early summer and again early fall. They droop a bit in the height...More

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We loved this rose garden -- great variety of roses, in many different colors and varieties. It's a nice place to be with a friend, but also a good place by yourself. It's serene and pretty and a nice ittle get-away from urban/suburban life.

Thank karaslo
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I used to work across the street from the Rose Garden. Every Friday when the weather wa nice, we would bring a bag lunh and picnic there. A hdden gem in th ecity!

Thank sjsubabe
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a great project that was begun decades ago after thecity cleared houses from below the flight path of SJ Intl airport, the vacant lots were an eyesore until this park was installed with the help of local rose enthusiasts.

1  Thank Norma W
Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's actually a terrific place to walk, near the Guadalupe river, with beautiful roses to see. It's pleasant, quiet, not busy, easy to get to, near the airport if you don't have much time between flights.

1  Thank Giancarlo
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Legacy of rose plants brought in from the 19th and 20th century, some as early as the 1500's! I had no idea there were this many types of roses. Also love the fact that the grounds are open to public access, and --- speaking from...More

1  Thank Sitie
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How far from the San Jose airport?
26 June 2016|
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Response from GrannyGo55 | Reviewed this property |
You can drive around the airport, left on Coleman Ave, then Left on W Taylor - or faster to exit onto highway 87 South (Guadalupe Pkwy). Right on W Taylor St exit. Gardens will to your left. The first garden is Guadalupe... More
Ann O
Places to have lunch nearby. Thank you. Ann
2 November 2015|
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Response from Jill P | Property representative |
Japantown is just over the Hwy 87 Bridge. Lots of great lunch places there.