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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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