Go, but go early! People tend to forget that roses do well in England for a reason: it's cold and dreary there. So visit often. But visit early!
It's easy to forget to stop and smell the roses in such a big and busy city like San Jose. This garden offers a refreshing escape from the hustle bustle with lots of different roses. It's conveniently located nearby downtown, and is a great place to take a walk after a meal.
It was a nice area. There were not as much roses as I would have liked but still it was enough for me to take pictures etc. I would recommend to come here on free time and just wander around. It is good for de-stressing.
The rose garden is good, if you like flowers , you may want to take a walk and see, and if the weather's good , sit there on the grass for a while, but I would not really recommend that , since its quite a deserted place, so it seems. you may just see the garden and come back.there's no fee to visit the park.
Not many roses in blossom. Big dissapointment. Maybe wrong season? Very dry weather for long. The walk along the river and the park also not nice ae all.
This is one spot that all travelers to San Jose should visit if they are into light outdoor activity. No matter what time of year, there is one or two types of Roses in Bloom for your eyes and nose to appreciate. Also, the Egyptian Museum is very near by, walking a block of so from the Rose Garden. Two awesome places to visit in San Jose. One is free---Rose Garden!
There are two rose gardens in San Jose, this one by Naglee is the better one with lots of roses and the landscaping is completed with a nice little fountain in the middle. To make it better, there are a row of redwoods on the otherside of the garden where there is a field for kids to run around.
We spent a couple of hours on a nice September morning.... The flowers were in full bloom. I never knew there were so many varieties at this one place.
Try and find out when the roses are in bloom, best time of year to go. But even if not blooming, nice place to relax or take a snack.
What a great way to enjoy an afternoon. Even as we got out of our car we could smell the roses. The pamphlets provided provided an easy way to identify the different varieties. This is one of those spots that is worth hitting when you want to walk a bit and enjoy stopping to smell the roses.