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Whetstone Park / Park of Roses

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Address: 3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
Phone Number: 614-645-3217
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Description: One of the largest municipal rose gardens in the U.S., this 13-acre park...
One of the largest municipal rose gardens in the U.S., this 13-acre park features more than 11,000 gorgeous rose bushes and specialized gardens for herbs, daffodils and perennials.
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Oasis in the city

Paths, trails, river views, people watching, nice for dogs and people. In winter community building has farmer's market

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Trenton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Paths, trails, river views, people watching, nice for dogs and people. In winter community building has farmer's market

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Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A lot of the blooms were not ready but that didn't stop our enjoyment of this amazing garden. Well organized, nice walk, great day. Lots of great photos ops so bring the camera...

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The Park of Roses is lovely. I will be officiating a wedding there in Sept. and look forward to it. It's such a beautiful park with lots of flowers and green space.

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

this old park is nature at its best flowers flowers and not to many people, in the city it is nice to see a park not to crowded even a wedding was taking place nature is good we need less concrete more flowers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

1,200 roses maintained by one gardener and volunteers. Plants were in very good shape. A fe areas needed weeding, but no disease. Tower offers vantage point for photos of the whole garde. If you love roses, don't miss this garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

the Whetstone Park of Roses offers a rare respite from its city surroundings. Its stunning beauty, which often peaks around early June but extends throughout the summer, features hundreds of varieties of roses which are carefully tended to by a faithful corp of local volunteers.

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Chaiyaphum, Chaiyaphum, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Whetstone Park has an interesting history. Located behind the Whetstone Public Library at 3909 North High Street, you must first pass the Whetstone Playground - swings and things for young children (directly behind the library), pass the 6 fenced-in tennis courts (directly behind the playground), then a large field often used for kite flying and touch football games, and then... More 

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Columbus, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I've visited here many a Saturday to watch my grandson play soccer. Some Saturdays you can hardly find a place to park! Other than that, a great place to explore. Walk your dog, play tennis, or bicycle through. Lots of shady spots to enjoy. I've actually never made it over to the roses yet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Fantastic variety of roses. Sometimes there is live music. Great for photo opportunities. This is a great place for the young and old to get out for a day.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect when I visited the Park of Roses behind the Whetstone Library. First, I didn't know if I was even going to the park, it takes a bit of a drive to the park. But when I did go, there weren't a lot of people and the roses looked great. Very impressive and spacious.

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Address: Address: 3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
Phone Number: 614-645-3217
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus

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