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Address: Naglee Avenue & Dana Ave, San Jose, CA 95216
Phone Number: (408) 794-7274
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Great place to enjoy

Why kill time in the airport when you can spend it here? The place is beautiful and the fragrance is a delight. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Why kill time in the airport when you can spend it here? The place is beautiful and the fragrance is a delight. Well worth a visit.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is an extensive gardens with pathways and a central fountain. There are many places to sit. The roses are amazing, in all different colors. When we came, it was very quiet. However, it is not far from a school, so it may not always be so quiet. It is a lovely place for a picnic.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wife and I saw the outstanding reviews and decided to check it out. It is beautiful and very fragrant. A great place to stroll or find a shady spot for a picnic or read a book.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I am lucky enough to live less than half a block from this beautiful Rose Garden. It is spectacular and a National Awards winning garden. Half the park is Roses. the other half has lawn, picnic tables and beautiful Redwood Trees. There are hundreds of rose species to enjoy! Don' tmiss it!

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Summer sucks, but still nice place before. No to a lot of things. Many joggers and old people. Thanks

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a hidden gem! The roses are amazing! Lots of places to sit and relax. Great for taking photos. There is a large open grassy area for picnics, too.

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Chennai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

It is huge with a large collection of roses right from the post second world war era to a few released a couple of years back. I would have liked to see a little more of the minatures and miniature climbing roses.

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

What a delightful place to visit and relax! We stopped in on a whim, and were shocked to see such beautiful, robust blooms in August. There were people relaxing and enjoying nice picnics on blankets. It was unbelievable peaceful and so pleasant. The smells on some of the roses were heavenly! What a wonderful (and free!) place to enjoy! Not... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

If you want to just have a quiet to yourself or with a significant other, this a place you can go to. If you want to have a simple picnic, this place is good also for that. If you like to see roses, this is the definite place to go.

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Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Very pretty and well maintained. A nice treat in the middle of the city and it is Free! The grounds are peaceful and a pleasant place to spend some quiet time.

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