Whetstone Park / Park of Roses

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Whetstone Park / Park of Roses

Whetstone Park / Park of Roses
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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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JLV1060
Parkersburg, WV51 contributions
I went here last year with my daughter who now lives in Columbus and definitely have it scheduled in this summer's plans! It's just beautiful! I was surprised that one review stated it was 'underwhelming'. That's why I'm chiming in and adding a late review. It's so colorful and peaceful. People painting, reading, and writing. Or just relaxing and taking in the scene. I have a huge number or pictures from my visit but don't have them on my computer! Maybe they went late in the year? Please treat yourself and stop by in June/July. You won't be 'underwhelmed".
Written March 3, 2022
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JenniferWickert
Columbus, OH5 contributions
Solo
Beautiful roses, herbs, and perennials. Great place for taking photos, relaxing on a bench, or taking a stroll. Wear sunscreen because there’s no shade in the rose garden.
Written October 3, 2021
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Cherry_Wonderdog
New England2,862 contributions
Very tastefully architected and conceived rose garden near downtown Columbus. There were red, pink, yellow, and orange roses, among others, plenty of brick paths to wonder and benches for rest. There’s a delightful double-story gazebo, a butterfly breeding area, and a beautiful water fountain that adds a lovely backdrop to this peaceful location. No entrance fee. Thank you, City of Columbus.
Written September 10, 2021
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M E
Columbus, OH12 contributions
Wonderful urban garden. Great for artists, weddings, or a walk in the park! Go for a walk, run, or bike ride on the paved Olentangy trail nearby!
Written September 6, 2021
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Joe A
Hilliard, OH262 contributions
If you love roses then this is a must visit.

I read several reviews about being disappointed that there were no roses. Roses do not bloom all year so set your expectations accordingly.

My grandfather loved roses and I came here a number of times with him as he used the wide assortment to explain aspects of raising roses that his collection could not cover. So I have many happy memories of walking here with him just soaking up the experience.

Now I have my own rose garden, but love coming here to see varieties that I lack and to soak up the peaceful experience that this park offers - a quiet oasis in the middle of a busy city.
Written August 29, 2021
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Stephanie
Philadelphia, PA218 contributions
Couples
This is a beautiful, well manicured, little park. Unfortunately, we visited Columbus in late April and none of the roses were in bloom. We enjoyed walking around the gardens, regardless!
Written April 25, 2021
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Amber Salutric
Lockport, IL87 contributions
Friends
We loved this place! The roses were beautiful & the garden was just so peaceful. Seems like a great place to have a wedding or an outdoor event of some sort. No admission fee and you can walk around at your own place! Highly recommend to anyone traveling in this area!
Written August 5, 2020
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klbarth39
Columbus, OH745 contributions
Couples
Whetstone has a large amount of tennis courts, some baseball diamonds, a large catch and release fishing pond for kids. There are several bike paths and walking trails. The park also has a enclosed community shelter house that host many community meetings. During the summer it is also a day camp for kids. The park also has a few open shelter houses and several pinic tables with grills in a wooded area. There is a large open grass field where people play different games. Near the 4th of July the field is fenced off and used as a location for fireworks. This park has many people walking their dogs.

Behind the enclosed shelter house is another park filled with a large verity of roses and other types of flowers, called the park of roses.

The park is well maintained by the Columbus Recreation and Parks system. I believe that the Park of Roses has a large group of community volunteers who help maintain the roses and flowers.
On the east side of the park is a public library and a sizable recreation center.
Written July 14, 2020
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Nate M.
Hilliard, OH4 contributions
Family
It's a good place to go for a walk if you live in the neighborhood. But not worth a drive to get here. The roses are mostly just green shrubs. It's not colorful like a flower garden. And that's all there is to do: walk on pavement around small shrubs. The bike trails might be fun but I doubt the scenery is any better.
Written June 28, 2020
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travelerS_Korea
Columbus, OH127 contributions
This is a fairly large park near High Street in Clintonville, just behind a branch of the public library. It has some limited sports facilities, lots of walking trails, picnicking and most important come summer a wide display of roses, starting with heritage roses well worth your visit if you like roses with fragrances. Then come the various hybrids, lots of wedding parties and rose lovers. Concerts are scheduled in the summer. A very pleasant place to stop and smell the roses, have a picnic and enjoy yourself.
Written April 12, 2020
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