The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden is a historic rose garden located in the Rose Garden District of San Jose, California. The rose garden was established in 1927 and comprises over 3,500 shrubs representing 189 different rose kinds.

The All-America Rose Selections (AARS) awarded the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden the title of “America’s Best Rose Garden” in the inaugural statewide competition.


The 5.5-acre garden was previously a prune orchard before San Jose purchased it in 1927.

On 20 November 1927, the San Jose City Council designated 5 1/2 acres of an 11-acre parcel of property for a rose garden, establishing the garden. The Santa Clara County Rose Society championed its establishment, and subsequently supplied the roses for the city-donated land. Six years after the 7 April 1931 groundbreaking, the Municipal Rose Garden was officially dedicated on 7 April 1937.

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As an official Display Garden for the All-America Rose Selections, the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden received AARS award-winning roses prior to their release to the general public.


The Municipal Rose Garden is a historic site of the City of San Jose.

Monday – Sunday: 8:00 am to half an hour after sunset. The entrance is free.


Municipal Rose Garden

1649 Naglee Ave, San Jose, CA 95126, United States
Phone: 408-794-7275
Get on CA-87
6 min (1.9 mi)
Continue on CA-87 to Blossom Hill Rd. Take exit 4 from CA-85 S
8 min (7.7 mi)

Drive to your destination -Silicon Valley Dental Center 2 min (0.7 mi)