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“Flowers & tranquility was abundant”

Gardens of the American Rose Center
Ranked #23 of 54 things to do in Shreveport
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Owner description: Operated by the American Rose Society, the 42 acres of this research and garden facility feature 20,000 blooms.
Reviewed 27 June 2018

This is fairly close to Shreveport and as another mentioned, we were 'killing time' before picking up a relative at the airport. Even though we visited in June, close to twelve noon, there was plenty of shade and breezes for us to enjoy the time outside. Prime time for blooming roses was past, but we still had plenty to see and capture on several with our camera. They are undergoing a renovation - don't let that put your off - only sharing to entice others for return visits when completed. Two families with young kids were in front of us at the reception desk, but we never saw them again, giving everyone plenty of space to wander their paths.

Thank ginnyeric94
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

This was a short drive to a very beautiful rose garden(s). Very large place. Lots of beautiful roses and very fragment. We went in early June during a very hot and dry spell, so many of the roses were dried up. There were several gardens that were full and beautiful. They have very unique sculptures and lots of roses. The facility is large so plan on a lot of time if you want to see the whole place and a lot of walking

3  Thank JoFlatlander
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We were on a road trip from home in Florida to Texas...passing through Shreveport. We decided to 'Stop and smell the roses' at this tranquil place. After a visit in the Klima Education and Visitor Center (where the brochures and maps are) we strolled the extensive gardens. At first you encounter The Reflection Pool...walk a little further and there it is...Windsounds Carillon Tower...plus roses. roses and more roses. On the way back out you see a sweet little Japanese Teahouse. An attraction 'off the beaten path' and worth it.

1  Thank Janis H
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful rose gardens. Timing is everything. Rains had damaged blooms but there were many buds that will make this place beautiful soon. Clean restrooms in the main building. Awesome walk in the fragrant gardens with the constant chirp of birds!

2  Thank Cynthia B
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We arrived just after a HUGE downpour and during an active thunderstorm. It was still officially during "open" hours, but we couldn't find anyone in the big building. Finally, we went way back to the administrative building and went in where there were, thankfully, bathrooms. During the bathroom break, the storm caused them to lose power.

In the dark, we got to talk with some of the staff and they are apparently moving the admin building up to the front (at least the gift shop and such) where weddings are currently carried out. They also have a lot of the trails closed because they're transitioning form a small gardens (to simulate what you might plant at home) into the big "WOW" factor gardens. So while there were plenty of wet roses to see even this early, it will supposedly be much, much better in a year or so.

The people were very friendly and what we could see through the pouring rain was pretty. It's a bit out of the way, so I really don't expect to be riding by again, but if you find yourself nearby and it's spring or summer, maybe you should check it out.

Thank SCDad
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