California Flowers and Gardens


California Roses and Rose Gardens

To See Roses in California:
  • Pasadena - The most watched event in the world (according to some reports) is the annual Tournament of Roses - Rose Parade held January 1 in Pasadena. If you talk about "The Rose Parade" in California, 99% of the time you'll be referring to this event.
  • Santa Rosa - Luther Burbank Rose Parade and Festival ( in May honors the famed horticulturist whose home is now a museum with a lovely rose garden.
  • San Marino - Huntington Library's Rose Garden is renown for its collection and grounds.  (,
  • Carpinteria - Rose Story Farm ( in Carpinteria offer seasonal tours, lectures and special events surrounding its amazing collection of rose plants.
  • Berkeley Historic Rose Garden ( is a regional destination with its 3,000 rose bushes and 250 varieties of roses.
  • Sacramento Historic Rose Garden ( preserves California's heritage roses. It contains nearly 500 antique and old garden roses with particular emphasis on those roses found in abandoned sites, homesteads, cemeteries, and roadsides throughout northern California.
  • San Jose - Heritage Rose Garden in Guadalupe River Park ( contains 3,600 antique and modern roses. Established in 1995 through an extensive community effort, the garden contains 2,600 varieties, more varieties than any other rose garden in the Western Hemisphere.
  • San Diego - Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden in Balboa Park is an award winning All-American Rose Selection Display Garden containing over 2,400 rose bushes in 180 varieties. (

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