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“Very Pretty”

Rose Garden at Mesa Community College
Ranked #15 of 62 things to do in Mesa
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Owner description: Designed by landscape architect LeRoy Brady, the Desert Southwest's largest rose garden, where nearly 8000 rose bushes bloom in the desert. Take time to smell the roses by taking a stroll through The Garden and view its tremendous number of vibrant colors, flower forms and growth habits. The terrace areas of the East and West gardens can be reserved for intimate settings such as weddings, music ensembles, theatrical readings, and art displays. Tours are also available.
Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very Pretty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

It's a nice place to walk around or take some pictures; the only thing I disagree with, is where MCC let everything dry and put a new garden where the other one was.

Visited May 2014
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Chandler, Arizona
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“A pleasant surprise awaits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Even though I was in the area just for geo-caching, I took some time to smell the roses. So many different varieties i never even knew existed. It was an enjoyable and educational stroll.

Visited May 2013
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Tempe, Arizona
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412 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Best place to visit in Mesa!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

We love visiting the Rose Garden....there's something for everyone to enjoy. We visit here every Easter and Mother's Day. HOWEVER...beware of spiders. Last time we were there my 7 year old was bit twice on the arm and required ER care to treat the bites.

Visited April 2013
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Chandler
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“They Smell like Roses!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

Beautiful place. So many lovely roses, and many have a scent!! Not your supermarket roses. The variety is amazing. And if you are lucky enough to have someone who either is a member of the Rose Society or who knows about the history, etc. you will be so surprised to learn about it. The Veteran's garden is a special place as are the roses in it. To walk the garden is completely up to you how long it takes. There are areas to just sit and enjoy it in peace and quiet.

Visited December 2013
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing collection of 9000 roses”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

We had a wonderful tour by a dedicated volunteer of this beautiful rose garden that lines the entrance of Mesa Community College along Southern Ave. She explained how the garden got started an grew with the help of volunteers and support of area rose growers. Who knew that roses could bloom so prolifically and for so long in the desert! They allow the public to cut blooms in December, and In January and February every Saturday morning they need lots of volunteers to cut the bushes back so they get ready to bloom for another full year. One of the garden areas is dedicated to the military and all the roses have theme-related names. With the help of our guide many in our group learned so much about the varioius kinds of roses and their care.

Visited May 2013
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