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“First 3 weeks of June for ideal viewing of Queen Mary's Rose Garden”

Queen Mary's Gardens
Ranked #354 of 1,651 things to do in London
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Owner description: Lovely formal rose gardens located within Regent's Park, which feature visual delights such as a rock garden, statues, fountains and waterfalls.
Hong Kong, China
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“First 3 weeks of June for ideal viewing of Queen Mary's Rose Garden”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

While not a major attraction due to the seasonal nature of rose gardens, if you are visiting London during the early summer and you enjoy gardens or flora in general, you should consider making time to visit Queen Mary's Rose Garden in Regent's Park.

Queen Mary's Garden was originally planted in 1934 and named after King George V's wife. Since that time, the garden has expanded to include 85 beds, featuring most known rose varieties and over 12,000 individual rose plants. This makes it one of the largest and most comprehensive rose gardens in the world.

We visited during the first week of June this year and found the viewing of Queen Mary's Garden to be very good. However, our visit was probably 5-7 days early for optimal viewing. Generally speaking, the first few weeks of June are prime viewing time.

Queen Mary's Gardens can be found within the Inner Circle of Regent's Park and covers a large portion of the area within. It is free to visit and there are plenty of benches to have a seat if you wish to simply enjoy being around the roses.

To see the majority of the rose garden will take 30-60 minutes depending on how long you linger around certain beds and how many pictures you take. Rose lovers might very well end up spending longer.

Visited June 2014
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“Beautiful garden”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We stumbled across this beautiful garden in Regent's Park by accident. It was delightful to experience the rich scents and sights of all those wonderful plants.

Visited June 2014
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“Beautiful roses and memorial benches”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

If you are in London and can get to Regent's Park, this is a lovely short walk in the centre full of "labelled" roses. Was just a really peaceful place to be.

Visited May 2014
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“Best park in London”
Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

If you're in London for a short time, then put Regent's park on your list. If you live here - make a point of visiting. Queen Mary's gardens are in the centre. Free to get in and very well kept. Especially good to go with your significant other.

Visited September 2013
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“Not just a bed of roses”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Queen Mary’s Gardens is at the southern end of Regent’s Park, near York Gate, containing London’s largest collection of roses. There’s also the Delphinium Border, the Mediterranean Border, and the Begonia Garden.

As with any area of a park, you can just stroll through it, but these gardens are meant for more than that, which is why benches are placed as strategic points throughout.

If you like flowers, and especially roses, the best time to visit is early June.

Visited September 2013
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