I was surprised at the number of rose varieties at the Rose Garden in San Diego, California. The garden was not really part of the day’s itinerary. I wanted to take a photo of the street from atop the footbridge that crosses Park Boulevard near the San Diego Natural History Museum, when I saw a people enjoying this beautiful garden few meters away across the street. Since I am always curious at things, I checked it out. There I saw a bride still in her wedding dress, plus her entourage, doing crazy poses with lines of roses in the background.

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The poster in one corner read: 2,400 rose bushes in 180 varieties. The spot is actually called Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden, an award winning All-American Rose Selection Display Garden.

I was told that if I want to see the garden in full bloom, I should visit during April and May. I was there in June and, yet, the roses were still in their full splendor.

Look at these photos I took (click on the image to enlarge):

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It is an open space and entering the garden is free.

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How to get there.

If you are already in the Balboa Park, go to the San Diego Natural History Museum. Find the footbridge. You will see the garden across the street. Or you can take the Balboa Park Tram to the Prado stop and walk east along the Prado to the Rose Garden.

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See also: My other travel adventures in the USA.

See also: List of National Parks.

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