Diego, Calif.--Balboa Park Inez Grant Parker Memorial
Rose Garden is an
award-winning All-America Rose Selection Display Garden containing over
2,400 rose bushes with 180 varieties. As you enter the garden south of the
footbridge that crosses Park Boulevard near the Natural History Museum, the
fragrant scent is subtle, yet noticeable on a cool San Diego morning.
Sitting atop a hill, there's a lovely tiled fountain and cement gazebo area
that's covered with plants, providing shade for those who want to stand and
gaze for longer periods. After you've walked through other parts of Balboa
Park and passed by the
to get to the rose garden, you will be amazed at yet, another delightful
display of flowers that this park in the heart of San Diego enjoys.
Honored by the World Federation of
Rose Societies as one of the top 12 public rose gardens in the world, and
one of only two in the United States to receive this distinction, the
garden is in peak bloom during April and May. Popular as a wedding spot,
many roses also bloom from March through December. High atop a vista, the
location provides sweeping views that are naturally soothing. For those who
equate the finest in flowers in the world with romance, this spot is
certainly worth a visit. Open 365 days a year, free. Balboa Park is
located at 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. Call: 619-239-0512.