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Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden

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Address: 2455 Park Boulevard, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92104
Phone Number: +1 619-239-4746
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Best rose garden I've ever seen

I spent over an hour exploring with my camera. It was GORGEOUS! So many colors and varieties of roses.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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Franklin Ohio
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Franklin Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I spent over an hour exploring with my camera. It was GORGEOUS! So many colors and varieties of roses.

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This rose garden is on the edge of Balboa Park. When we visited it in early September, it was in full bloom and absolutely gorgeous. Plan to spend some time here.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped by the garden on a visit to balboa park, very pretty garden, must see if you like gardens and in the area. We would visit again

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We visited some museums in Balboa Park and walked across the bridge to visit the rose garden. There are so many different colors and varieties of roses in this garden it's breathtaking. Find a shady place to sit and enjoy the sound of silence

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to stop and literally "smell the roses". They were in full bloom at the beginning of April. So many different types of roses. All different colors, sizes, smells, shapes...

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

A previous review stated there were not many foot bridges in San Diego however there are actually seven within the reach of the rose garden. Find the write up in the San Diego Reader featuring the Quince Street Bridge spanning Maple Canyon.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

This area is extremely small, but extremely beautiful. It is also fun merely to walk over the footbridge to enter the rose garden as there aren't many footbridges in San Diego, so crossing it makes one feel that one is about to enter a place of stillness and solitude :)

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Tustin, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

This is an area that has a decidedly contrived rose garden (connected circles; one with a fountain in the middle) next to a densely packed cacti installation. If the roses are blooming you’ll want to hang around. I walk by here on my way to and from the desert garden, and always manage to get some interesting photos. If you... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

A couple days into my San Diego I had heard about all its military bases and history, toured the USS Midway, cruised past numerous naval ships and crawled through a Soviet sub that once carried two nuclear warheads. I felt ready for nature and headed towards Balboa Park. Caught the #7 at City College station (11th Ave.), then pulled the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Just off balboa park is this rose garden. You can walk through quite quickly. Great for taking photographs. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this but if you are near the science museum or natural history museum it's just across the street.

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