The Rose Garden is open from dawn until dark, seven days a week. Admission is free. The Rose Garden and Rose Garden Center can also be rented for special events such as weddings, parties, reunions, etc. This is the perfect facility to accommodate your every need.
Rose Garden Original EntranceThe Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is a 14-acre park, making it the nations largest rose garden. The garden is full of breath-taking beauty, especially in the spring and again in mid-October when the Rose Garden is in full bloom. There are over 38,000 rose bushes of at least 500 different varieties, from tall grafted rose trees to miniature roses no larger than a dime.
The Rose Garden is the site of the annual Texas Rose Festival held in mid-October each year and attracts tourists by the thousands. Numerous visitors gather to meet the Rose Queen, and enjoy refreshments in this spectacular outdoor setting during the popular Queens Tea.
The Garden is one of 24 All American Rose Selection (AARS) test gardens in the country where the newest varieties are evaluated over a two-year period. These are bushes not yet introduced, and the ones that pass the test for vigor, flowering, and disease resistance are then nationally introduced to the gardening public as AARS selections. Many folks visiting the rose garden bring pad and pencil to write down favorite varieties, making notes on fragrance, color and form.
A section of 300 David Austin rose bushes was added to the garden in 2003. The Dav
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The Tyler Parks & Recreation is proud to sponsor the following special events and encourages the citizens of Tyler to be a part of these exciting activities. For more information please call (903) 531-1214.
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