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Municipal Rose Garden

A rose garden by any other name would not be as sweet as this surprising horticultural heaven just northwest of downtown. If you’re allergic to roses, strolling the rolling green 5 ½ acres of the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden will be thorny because hardly a day passes when some species is not in full bloom. If roses are a passion, there’s no better place to indulge, with more than 4,000 eye-popping rose shrubs and 189 varieties creating a colorful mosaic. Boasting an impressive garden of its own, the nearby Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium, architecturally inspired by the Temple of Among at Karnak, houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in the western United States -- including objects from pre dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era. Its educational Peace Garden is modeled after 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt.

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San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

Rolling green lawns and colorful showy blooms highlight the San José Municipal Rose Garden. San José's 5 1/2–acre Municipal Rose Garden – a one-time prune orchard – is today one of the most attractive of its kind in the world, drawing thousands of visitors each year. The garden is exclusively devoted to shrubs of the rose family and features over 4,000 rose shrubs with 189 varieties represented. Hybrid–teas comprise 75% of the plantings.