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Address: 3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214-3335
Phone Number: +1 614-645-3217
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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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park of roses beautiful

completely free park so many different varieties of roses was beautiful..also have many other flowers that are just as pretty. u can walk your dog there, take your family, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 22, 2016
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

completely free park so many different varieties of roses was beautiful..also have many other flowers that are just as pretty. u can walk your dog there, take your family, and walk around it at your own pace. makes for a lovely peaceful afternoon, went back with fiancé in june this year

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Columbus, Oh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

OK, October in Ohio is *not* the peak time to visit a flower garden! But even on a grey, overcast day it was definitely worth a leisurely stroll. Very pretty and very relaxing. There were still quite a few roses still blooming and in bloom. Lots of weddings are held here in season. Go. Relax. Enjoy!

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daytona beach
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Enjoyable park with dozens of types of roses and other flora. A local place that couples come to with a photographer for a special moment (engagement, family photo). On Sunday nights during the summer they have concerts in te large cupola.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

I know of no where else that you can view so many labeled variety of roses. No admission, just a city park with paths to walk on. Sometimes I am there, I think that the roses need attention, trimming, etc. I am not sure if this is done by park personnel or families adopting a variety .

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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This park is so large that you never feel crowded and there are many different paths to walk, including in the woods and meadow or in the flower gardens. It is well maintained and a real gem in the middle of the city.

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Maesteg, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This is a lovely spot in summer. It has lots of shady trees and a playground. It also has lots of green fields for playing, running and organised games. It makes for a pleasant morning stroll or an afternoon picnic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Lovely stroll with my husband. We went later in the season, I'd love to see this place in late spring, in all its glory. If you are looking for a quiet and beautiful place to unwind this place is all of those things. Oh did I mention it's free?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We LOVE to start our bike workouts here. Plenty of places to park and an easy lead to the bike path. This location sits in between OSU campus and Antrim Park and we can ride in either direction for a great ~10mile workout. The path is GORGEOUS, my favorite in Columbus. Plenty of space and shade at this park to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Huge garden with lots and lots (and lots) of roses. Seasonal, but always pretty even without the colorful flowers. Has a few gazebos and a small outlook you can climb do get a nice picture of the garden. There is a playground for children, and a huge open field for any kind of games, a picnic, or running around. There... More 

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Algonac, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

A nice collection and a large variety of roses. Best time is in May to get most of the roses in bloom. The gardens are peaceful and there are places to sit and enjoy the smells of nature. They also have concerts in the park.

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