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The San Jose Heritage Rose Garden is part of the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens. Boasting of a motley of more than 2500 varieties of roses in diverse hues, this garden is a delight with young children, families and couples alike. Whether you choose to follow the short trails, have a picnic amid the colorful flowers or just walk slowly with your loved one, admiring the roses, you are sure to have moments of unbridled peace. The garden is maintained through the efforts of volunteers and rose lovers can either choose to volunteer or adopt a rose for a small fee. This garden also provides group tours and free pruning lessons.
Thousands visit this park each year to view the beautiful varieties of roses in a profusion of colors and types. A resplendent sight to behold, the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden also includes a few fountains and a reflecting pool, making it a great spot for a quiet stroll even if you aren't a rose aficionado. Take a look at the map of the place, which lists the names of all the varieties of roses, some of which are rare kinds.
Located in Kelley Park, this garden is modeled after Korakuen Park in Okayama, Japan, which is one of San Jose's sister cities. In a very peaceful, relaxing setting, enjoy the unique bridges, ponds and pathways that exquisitely demonstrate the fine art of classic Japanese landscape gardening. You will always be immersed in a wide variety of colors, varying from wisteria lavenders to azalea pinks, depending on the season.