El Paso Rose Garden is a home of fascinating beauty, sweet fragrance and bright colors.
The Rose Garden was opened in El Paso in 1958, and since then it has been maintained and planted under the guardianship of El Paso Rose Society and with the help of Master Gardeners, who receive sophisticated training in growing roses and other plants.
The main attraction of the place is the 350 kinds of roses and 1600 rose bushes. There is a beautiful waterfall in the center of the garden with fish swimming in a small pond. There is a great place with snow-white roses for weddings, quinceañeras and other ceremonies under the open sky.
Going to the garden is always a pleasure. Some people come to jog and exercise in the morning. Others come to read and practice photography during the day.
People that volunteer to work in the El Paso Rose Garden are always glad to help visitors with a professional advice. They know everything about cultivating, fertilizing, watering, pruning and keeping roses in good health. If you are really interested in learning about growing roses and other plants, you can take part in a Master Gardener program that will teach you this craft. Usually the course starts in August and ends in November. The classes may last from 8 in the morning till 4 in the afternoon. The fee is $150. Upon completion of the course, the future Master Gardener will have to take a test and volunteer 60 hours of work in several gardens in El Paso. For more information on the program and on how to become a Master Gardener, call 915-860-2515.
You can also become a member of El Paso Rose Society and The American Rose Society. For more information, call 915-598-4970 or 915-751-3631.
Location of El Paso Rose Garden: 1702 N Copia El Paso, TX (505) 598-0771