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Rose Garden at Mesa Community College

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Address: 1833 West Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85202
Phone Number: 480-461-7022
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Description: Designed by landscape architect LeRoy Brady, the Desert Southwest's...
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.
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Was a beautiful place to visit and smell the roses! if I lived there I would want to be a volunteer to keep them deadheaded.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Was a beautiful place to visit and smell the roses! if I lived there I would want to be a volunteer to keep them deadheaded.

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Very peaceful place to sit. I love the quiet atmosphere in the midst of a busy city center. I was drawn to the place because of a Geocache, but stayed a while to enjoy the silence. I understand that this is a popular wedding venue. Appropriate.

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Mesa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a beautiful garden. A great place to get ideas for your own plantings. The garden is very well maintained by volunteers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I liked how beautiful all the roses are and how great they smell. Wendy does a great job taking care of the roses for the College. She is the most knowledgeable horticulturist in the valley. Great job.

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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 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.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 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.

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 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.

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Chandler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 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!... More 

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

A sea of Roses greets you at the entrance of Mesa Community College in every color and breed imaginable. The roses are the real deal, but the grounds and not maintained as well. Lots of fallen foliage, etc. but the landscaping and variety of roses and memorials to veterans is still worth a visit to this Rose Garden.

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